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Yankee @ the Oak 7/11 & 7/12


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Saturday - Left the dock at 5:30am. We fished 125-225' about 1 mile West and the screen wasn't bad. However, we didn't take a bite for about an hour and a half. Slowly the bite picked up, and we got into some fish. Seemed like the magical hour was from 11am-1pm. Our Cannon riggers were firing at 50' with Moonshine Green Shorts Mupped, 80' with Silver Streak Green Nukes Mupped, and 100' with Familiar Bite meat. Our 400 and 500 A-TOM-MIK coppers were going with Familiar Bite meat as well. Finally, got our divers to go out 225-250' on 2 settings with a Live Wire Dreamweaver Spin Doctor pulling an A-TOM-MIK Pro Am fly, and a Green Nuke Dreamweaver Spin Doctor pulling an A-TOM-MIK Jerge fly.

 

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Sunday Morning - Clients were late by 40 minutes. We went back to the same water from Saturday, and it was on! Hit 3 on the set-up, and after that we picked at them the rest of the day. The morning we had our Cannon Downriggers going with Moonshine Green Shorts Mupped at 50', Dreamweaver Sea Sick Waddlers at 80' Mupped, and Familiar Bite meat down 90'. Once the morning bite died, and the lake slicked off our 400 and 500 coppers pulling Familiar Bite meat became studs. Our wire divers also took their share of Salmon. They were out out 225-250' on 2 settings with a Live Wire Dreamweaver Spin Doctor pulling an A-TOM-MIK Pro Am fly, and a Green Nuke Dreamweaver Spin Doctor pulling an A-TOM-MIK Jerge fly. We fished from 6:30-12 and lost 12 Salmon, missed 4, and landed 3. We also took a rogue Brown Trout and a couple of Lake Trout. Needless to say these guys got spoiled! They weren't bad on the rods, but the fish were light biting something bad! 

 

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Sunday Afternoon - Left the dock around 3pm and fished until 7pm. Had kids aboard. Knowing the long coppers were studs in the morning I couldn't not put them out. They weren't out long, and started firing, but we quickly realized this wasn't going to work. They never went back in. We had to lean on our Cannon downriggers and wire divers to do the job, and they didn't disappoint. Our big fish of the weekend (20lbs) came half way through this trip on a wire diver out 225' pulling a Green Nuke Dreamweaver Spin Doctor pulling an A-TOM-MIK Jerge fly. Our riggers were also firing with a Moonshine Green Shorts Mupped at 50', and Silver Streak Green Nukes Mupped at 70-80'.

 

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Man you make it look so easy. As with the other pros that post so much info on here, it's a big thank you from us amateurs trying to learn everything we can with the little time we have on the water. I really appreciate your reports.

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Your reports are thorough and helpful. Having been on your boat, reading them almost makes it seem like being on your deck again. Anticipation is building for our annual journey to the Oak, especially after getting skunked this past weekend in the saltwater.

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Yes sir! I appreciate your posts very much. Will be up next week to give them a shot. Was wondering what size divers you run. I switched to the big walkers years ago and they produce great but put a hurtin on the angler. Was thinking about trying standard sized ones.

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Yes sir! I appreciate your posts very much. Will be up next week to give them a shot. Was wondering what size divers you run. I switched to the big walkers years ago and they produce great but put a hurtin on the angler. Was thinking about trying standard sized ones.

 

Just regular sized LJ Dipsey Divers with a regular ring.

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Nice job and report again, Captain Rick!!  Gotta love those long coppers, but I am sure those little kids could not come close to dealing with them!!LOL  Way to change it up for them!!  I don't know if I would have been able to do that, bro!! :)  :yes:  :yes:  :yes:

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