Post by blazinbritts on Aug 8, 2010 12:57:57 GMT -5
Put in yesterday at McQuade's landing on Lake Superior and had some pretty good luck for 5 hours of fishing. 6 Salmon (3-8 lbs) and 1 Rainbow (7 lbs). All were caught on down-riggers down 32-38' with flasher/fly, except the biggest king and rainbow which were on watermelon spoons on dipsey-diver. Attached is a mid-day photo of the cooler which is a LARGE capacity salmon cooler. Not a bad day on the lake.
Thanks for the info. We went up to McQuoids a couple weeks back but came home empty. I may head up and give it another shot. I live at Millelacs, so it's just a little over 100 mi. to the big pond for me. Rossco
Post by blazinbritts on Aug 17, 2010 13:30:31 GMT -5
I'm sure your aware of this, but the biggest factor to Lake Superior is the water temps. The day I went up there, there was a 10 degree temp change in the area that I zoned in on for fishing. You need to check out the temp maps before going, so that you can target the areas where the fish will be concentrated. We were fishing in 45 degree water next to 55 degree water. The fish were on the cold side of the thermalcline. I use the following two links for water temps before going fishing.
Post by blazinbritts on Aug 23, 2010 9:56:47 GMT -5
Went up again this weekend and fished Saturday between McQuade's and Knife River. Went 6 for 7 with one Coho and one King and the rest Lakers. Water was extremely warm (55 to 60) surface temps and calm. All fish were caught on watermelon spoons on downriggers and dipsey divers at 40 to 60 feet.
Way to go, another good day for ya. I still haven't made it back up to superior but still hopin to one of these day's. Haven't even been out on Millelacs lately due to lower back issues, but I here it's been a pretty good bite on the given day. rossco
Spent most of sunday on the gitch with the first two hours being very slow due to a late start. We landed at McQuades and had line wet by 9:15 and lost a fish that hit a grandma lure hard and was off before anyone could get there hands on the rod.
We headed for the line closer to the cheesy side and started getting grease balls in the top 20 ft of the water colum.
First fish was a ncie 6lb laker on 3 color lead with a boy-girl michigan stinger spoon. Second was on the far port board 125 bck blue husky jerk. third was the inside starboard board 75 back on a minnow rap. fouth was a small laker released off a watermelon stinger on the rigger 20 down. fith was another rigger fish on glow watermelon 15 down 75 back,
Then it got slow again for an hour and on fast turn we got a small king on the outside starboard board 125 back on a clown husky jerk.
We lost next two fish about 10-12 ft behind the boat one was a nicer king and the other a 8-9 pound laker.
one one the lead and one on the blue husky jerk again.
Ended the day 9-17 for the three of us will a couple of dinks released.
Best speed was 2.4-2.6 sog. Water temps were 53-57 as the top started to warm due to no wind.