Fishing Reports

Rodmaster Fishing Report


Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.

Fish aboard a 30 ft. Baha Cruiser on Lake Michigan for salmon and trout. All tackle provided. Our crew has been fishing the Great Lakes for over 30 years, taking advantage of many great technological advances in tackle and techniques to provide a great experience for novice or experienced fisherpersons... Give us a call and schedule a trip, lets go have fun and catch some fish... Rates start at $600 for 7 hours or limit to catch, and times are prearranged. Equipment includes: * Enclosed Hard Top * Twin Engines * Stand up head (enclosed toilet) * Radar * Sonar * Chartplotter * GPS * Auto Pilot * Marine Radio * Safety Gear * All the Necessary fishing equipment We are.... Fully Insured A member of Michigan Charter Boat Association A member of Ludington Charter Boat Association MI DNR Charter Inspected and Licensed US Coast Guard Master Captains License
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 6:35am
Fishing report for August 17th
Thank you Mike, Karen, Connor and Spencer for joining us today. Rough seas and rainy weather conditions didn't stop this team from boating 4 fish and having several others on!
Bites came on high diver out 100 with green dolphin 8 inch spindoctor / citron fly, 250 copper with green e chip 8 inch paddle / green fly, rigger at 40 feet with fishtastic moonshine spoon , rigger at 30 feet with #3 wonder bread silver horde plug. Fishing and report provided by Captain Joe and Mate Jay.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 7:52am
Fishing report for August 16th
Thank you to Bill Tilker family for joining us today, Nick, Renee, Bill, Jim, Jean, James, and Alicia It was a special day for Bill Sr as t h e family outing was a birthday celebration in his honor. We doubled up with Lie A Lot charters to accommodate everyone. Thank you Captain Mike for helping make this happen!
Fish were tough to keep on this morning and of the 14 on we managed to get 7 in the box .
Our bites came on high diver out 150 with dreamweaver black slick spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly, low diver out 110 with 10 in chrome killer spindoctor / moo moo meat rig, Rigger 35 with moonshine striptastic spoon, 400 copper with 8in green echip paddle / green fly, Downrigger 42 with dreamweaver green jeans spoon, high diver out 140 with 10 inch dreamweaver white uv spindoctors / pickled sunshine fly, 350 copper 8in dragon slayer spindoctor / green mile meatrig, 250 copper with 8in Yellow sparkler spindoctor / uv ice meat rig, 100 copper with white blue lightening lure.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 8:13am
Fishing report for August 15th
Great trip today with Don, Dave, Mike and class mate/ friend Dean Hawley! Lots of memories and good times shared. The bite started late but with big fish. We ended with 10 fish on and boxed 7 of those. Bites came on 3 color with naked ladderback plug, striptastic moonshine spoon on Downrigger 35 ft, high diver out 150 ft with Dreamweaver black UV slick 10 inch spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly, low diver out 150 with dreamweaver chrome killer 10 inch spindoctor / moo moo meat rig, 250 copper with dreamweaver froggie spoon , 150 copper with lucky charm plug, low diver out 140 with froggie 10 in spindoctor / froggie meat rig.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 10:14am
Fishing report for August 14
Thank you to the fishing team of Mike, Caleb, Pat and Nathan for joining us today! Beautiful morning on the water and we found 7 hungry fish with 5 of them entering our ice box. Bites were on:
Low diver out 160 with 10 in green nbk spindoctor / uv ice meat rig,
350 cooper with 8 in uv slick spindoctor / pickled sunshine fly,
High diver out 110 with 8 in Mountain Dew nbk spindoctor /green ice meat rig, High diver out 100 with 10 in uv slick spindoctor /green fly,
Low diver out 120 with 10 in froggy spindoctor / froggy meat rig,
Rigger down 70 to 60 ft in jigging mode with blue and white lightning lure 🙂
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 7:48am
Fishing report for August 13th
Thank you to our friends Mark, Shelley, and Josh for joining us today. Calm seas, good weather, some cooperative fish, and great company made for an awesome trip! We boxed 5 of 8 hungry fish today with bites coming on 300 copper with moonshine blue jeans spoon, 350 copper with dreamweaver 8 inch dragon slayer spindoctor / green mile meatrig, high diver out 150 with 10 inch uv slick spindoctor / green fly, Downrigger at 60 ft with moonshine striptastic spoons, Downrigger at 40 with dreamweaver regular wonderbread spoon abd Downrigger down 70 ft with Dreamweaver white crush BIGFOOT spindoctor / pickled sunshine spoon.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 1:41pm
Sometimes it's not about the catching. . But about the fishing and opportunities to share and enjoy each other socially! Thank you Lynn,Brian, Brendan , Vicki, Jennifer, and John for fishing with us today. The big lake was in torment and toil so we tried PM Lake. We had a nice one on off the get go and then it was dead the remainder of the trip. The PM was LOADED with salmon but they are very lethargic and not hitting. .. water is warm? Trolling today was a challenge. .. LOTS OF BOATS.

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    Weather Reports


    NOAA Nearshore Weather Forecast For Ludington

    Expires:201708200315;;634432
    FZUS53 KGRR 191858
    NSHGRR

    Nearshore Marine Forecast
    National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
    258 PM EDT Sat Aug 19 2017

    For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lake Michigan


    LMZ849-200315-
    Pentwater to Manistee MI-
    258 PM EDT Sat Aug 19 2017

    .TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 15 knots. Mostly clear. Waves around
    1 foot.
    .SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
    .SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy. A chance
    of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Waves 1 to 2 feet.
    .MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Partly sunny with a chance
    of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 2 feet.

    $$


    NOAA Great Lakes Wind Speeds

    NOAA Open Water (Long Range) Forecast for Ludington

    FZUS63 KLOT 191944
    GLFLM

    OPEN LAKE FORECAST for Lake Michigan
    National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
    244 PM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

    FOR WATERS BEYOND FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON Lake Michigan.

    Waves are provided as a range of significant wave heights, which
    is the average of the highest 1/3 of the wave, along with the
    average height of the highest 10% of the waves which will
    occasionally be encountered.

    .SYNOPSIS...High pressure of 30.0 inches is centered over the
    Upper Midwest and will shift to the upper Ohio Valley through
    tomorrow. Low pressure of 29.8 inches will form over the central
    Great Plains this weekend and remain there through Tuesday while
    another low of 29.5 inches moves over Manitoba this weekend will
    move to Quebec Tuesday as a trailing cold front sweeps south
    across Lake Michigan. An expansive high averaging 30.1 inches will
    build across the Canadian Prairies and Upper Midwest later on
    Tuesday and shift across the western Great Lakes Thursday.

    LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-200315-
    Lake Michigan from Seul Choix Point to Rock Island Passage 5 NM
    offshore to Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan South of a line from Seul Choix Point to the
    Mackinac Bridge and north of a line from Charlevoix MI to South
    Fox Island 5 NM offshore-
    Lake Michigan from Charlevoix to Point Betsie MI 5 NM offshore to
    Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Point Betsie to Manistee MI 5 NM offshore to
    Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Rock Island Passage to Sturgeon Bay WI-
    Lake Michigan from Sturgeon Bay to Two Rivers WI 5 NM offshore to
    Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Two Rivers to Sheboygan WI 5 NM offshore to
    Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Pentwater to Manistee MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
    Lake-
    244 PM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

    SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH...

    .TONIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt diminishing to 10 to
    15 kt. Slight chance of showers this evening. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
    .SUNDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 kt becoming south 15 to 25 kt.
    Waves 2 to 4 ft.
    .SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 25 kt becoming southwest 10 to
    20 kt. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
    .MONDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 kt diminishing to 5 to 10 kt.
    Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
    .MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 kt veering to northwest
    10 to 20 kt. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...
    then showers and thunderstorms likely overnight. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
    .TUESDAY...North winds 15 to 25 kt becoming northwest 10 to
    20 kt. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Waves
    2 to 4 ft.
    .TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 25 kt increasing to 30 kt.
    Waves 3 to 5 ft.
    .WEDNESDAY...North winds to 30 kt diminishing to 15 to 25 kt.
    Waves 3 to 5 ft.
    .THURSDAY...North winds 10 to 15 kt becoming northwest 5 to
    10 kt. Waves 1 to 3 ft.

    $$

    LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-200315-
    Lake Michigan from Michigan City IN to St. Joseph MI 5 NM
    offshore to Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Sheboygan to Port Washington WI 5 NM offshore
    to Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Port Washington to North Point Light WI 5 NM
    offshore to Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from North Point Light to Wind Point WI 5 NM
    offshore to Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Wind Point WI to Winthrop Harbor IL 5 NM
    offshore to Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL 5 NM
    offshore to Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Wilmette Harbor IL to Michigan City IN 5 NM
    offshore to Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Whitehall to Pentwater MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
    Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Grand Haven to Whitehall MI 5 NM offshore to
    Mid Lake-
    Lake Michigan from Holland to Grand Haven MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
    Lake-
    Lake Michigan from South Haven to Holland MI 5 NM offshore to Mid
    Lake-
    Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to South Haven MI 5 NM offshore to
    Mid Lake-
    244 PM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

    SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH...

    .TONIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10 kt becoming south 10 to 15 kt.
    Waves 1 to 3 ft.
    .SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 kt increasing to 10 to 20 kt.
    Waves 1 to 3 ft.
    .SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 20 kt becoming southwest. Waves
    2 to 4 ft.
    .MONDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 20 kt becoming south 10 to 15 kt.
    Waves 1 to 3 ft.
    .MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 kt becoming southwest 10 to
    20 kt. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then
    showers and thunderstorms overnight. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
    .TUESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 kt. Showers and thunderstorms
    likely in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms
    in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
    .TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 20 kt increasing to 15 to
    25 kt. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
    .WEDNESDAY...North winds 15 to 25 kt diminishing to 10 to 20 kt.
    Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.
    .THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 3 ft.

    $$

    LMZ761-200315-
    MAFOR 1921/
    MICHIGAN NORTH 12520 14510 12420. Waves 1 to 3 feet tonight.
    Waves 2 to 4 feet Sunday.

    MICHIGAN SOUTH 12900 14410 11410 11420. Waves 1 to 3 feet.

    $$

    BMD

    Experimental modernized open lake forecast is available online at
    weather.gov/lot/glftable

    Graphical marine forecasts are available online at:
    weather.gov/greatlakes


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