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Capt.Dave
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 01:26 PM 07/13/06 (CST)
Western Lake Superior Fishing Report period ending July 9th, 2006

The report covers the area from Minnesota and Wisconsin Point north and south and east approximately 6.5 miles with most of the very best activity between 3.0 to 4.3 miles east. The report is based on actual fishing success. The sources for the fishing information are skilled recreational and commercial hook and line guides and they hope by providing you with this information, your catching is as good or better then their success.

As to be expected, the continuing southwest, westerly and northwest winds and breezes continued to cool the waters to 37, 38 and 39 degrees at depths as shallow as 30 feet down from the surface. This is quite a change from the 48 and 49 degrees temperatures noted at 85 feet in past reports of just a few weeks back. The surface temperatures on the lake were as high as 70 degrees in many areas with sudden temperature drops from 25 feet down from the surface. The fifty degree band of water was very narrow and in many areas, not more then 10 feet top to bottom. With the lack of rain, the discharge from the streams and rivers was very limited and even the St. Louis estuary water had little effect on the clarity of the lake water. The lake waters on the western end are very cool and very clear. The Walleye's were scattered but could be found from 8 to 13 feet down in waters forty to fifty foot deep. Lake Trout were at depths of 40 to 60 feet and the Salmon seemed content to be in the 25 to 45 foot depths and closer to the Superior, Wisconsin Entry.

The species of fish which showed the activity were the Lean Lake Trout, Chinook Salmon and the Walleye. There were no other fish species reported being taken from Lake Superior in this western area.

The best producing baits were spoons having colors of yellow and blue, yellow and green both with a red dot on the tail and both called "Fishlanders" and "Northern Kings" colored basically the same exept without the red dots but having hologram tape over the colors. On the more cloudy days, try a spoon by Northern King having a spoon labled color of "Lemon". It is very bright in dim light and poor in bright light but it definitely gets the attention of the Lake Trout and Salmon. "It ain't pretty but it knows how to work". We ran our lemons deep or just inside the 39 to 40 degree water with sudden success. Just remember, cloudy or dim light is best for this spoon to work.

The tip of the week could be dealing with the speed of the boat and the speed of the lures. This past reporting period and definately during the latter three or four days, the currents coming toward the west were very fast and generally traveling at least a knot or a MPH faster then what most anglers troll. The fish were without a doubt baits going only one direction and maybe 500 to 600 feet to the north or south, taking baits going the other direction only. With the boat at a floating still, not moving, the probe refected a speed of 2.5 to 2.8 miles per hour down by the baits. We found that when encountering those conditions, troll through the currents and not with them and on the turn to troll into them, keep your speeds adjusted to the best speed for lure action. A spinning spoon bait is useless and for the most parts, a twisted mess eventually. If your pulling a dodger of some kind, you probably will find them pulling loose of the release with no fish to be found at the battles end.

In almost all cases, your best fishing partners can be your kids. Don't forget to give the kids a chance to enjoy the experience of fishing. Take the kids fishing!

For past fishing reports, use the link to my information.

"Good Luck and Good Fishing"

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 01:45 PM 07/13/06 (CST)
Capt. Dave,
Welcome to My Fishing Pals! And thanks for the great reprot on Superior. I have never fished it, but I would love to some day. The North Shore is one of my favorite places in this world and I haven't been in a few years frown smiley I need to try to get up there before the snow flies this fall.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 09:03 AM 07/14/06 (CST)
Nice to see someone from Superior here.I've often thought of going out for a trip.Now I can glean some real info,eh.






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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 01:10 PM 07/14/06 (CST)
Hey Capt.Dave,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 03:14 PM 07/14/06 (CST)
Welcome to the forum, Capt.Dave!


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 03:23 PM 07/14/06 (CST)
Yo BD ,maybe we could go together some day with Capt.Dave. I mean it would be a great trip.We should get 2 more guys so we have,more economical.






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Capt.Dave
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 09:35 PM 07/14/06 (CST)
Thanks for the greetings. I hope by passing on this information, the readers will have an opportunity to understand and learn the fishing of Lake Superior. As I get a bit more use to doing this type of messaging, I should be able to pass on the "how to's" and "better ways" for the not so experienced anglers to Lake Superior fishing. If you have any questions or don't understand something, I am willing to do my best to help you out.

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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 03:08 PM 07/15/06 (CST)
Trust me, Capt.Dave, we need all the help we can get :-)

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