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My wife and I and another couple trailered my boat from Maine to Port Bay. None of us had ever fished the lake but this website, YouTube, Facebook, etc all of tons of great information that really can point people in the right direction.


6/27 was a camp day as their were 6-7’ waves which is a little big for an 18’ boat.


6/28 morning started much the same. Woke up at 4am to waves and wind. By 10am I was too stir crazy and decided to poke my nose out of the jetty’s to see how bad it was. It was still 4+ but the chop laid down enough that I decided to go for it. We fished lake trout from 11-1 and could only troll 2 rods. It took us a minute to find fish but once we did it was a fish every 15 minutes or so. The biggest we took was 14lbs. Cowbells and Gambler Rigs did the trick. Mean Green.


6/28 evening it laid down enough that we could run west towards Sodus. It was still choppy enough that i figured we would only be able to go with it. I ran out to 300fow and pointed the boat south east. Found good temp down 95’.  We ended up going 2-7 on kings. I botched the net job on a fish well over 20lbs. The biggest of the 2 we landed was 19lbs all the fish we hooked were 200-240fow down 90-100 on the riggers and 210 on a mag deeper river 1.5 setting



6/29 morning we ran right back out west to 240fow and it was on for the first 2 hours. Cold water blew in and we had temp down 75. 77- 86 on the rigger and 180 on the divers was hot. Then it died. At this point I made a huge mistake and went looking elsewhere. I should have played with depths and baits instead. We dropped a few good fish.



6/29 evening we decided to fish right out of Port Bay. Went out deep and found warmer water than we had seen. We messed around. Caught a few shakers, a 6.5lbs brown down 114 in 240fow and I caught a small Atlantic. We also dropped two fish that were decent kings.




6/30 we ran back towards Sodus and the big key was fishing deeper. We found 122-141 on the riggers was the hot ticket and 310-350 on the divers. Caught our 4 person limit of kings with some really nice fish. We also dropped a couple large fish. One was what I believe to be the biggest one we had on all week. The biggest we landed was just over 23lbs


We only fished flashers and flies/ spoons. Hot baits were NorthEast Trollers Custom Mag spoons in glow gator and Glow Hulk.

michigan stinger UV two face flasher, SD Kevin’s GF, and SD Hammertime all paired with a riverside fly. 

Big shout out to Gambler for allowing me to pester him with no less than a million questions. He put some fantastic products into my arsenal and cut the learning curve drastically for me.





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Great report and pics ! 
I too travel far and only get up  there once or twice a year .Glad you crushed it and no doubt you will be back !

Nice group of guys on here and info given .Glenn

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I would say that was a incredible trip for the first time on the lake. Great way to break in your new Duckworth on the big lake.

I expect you will soon be buying a house there :rofl:

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