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.Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 4:06am
Fishing Report 5-23
We started today in front of harbor for kings with no luck . By the time we arrived at the "trout grounds" south of Ludington the bite was on the tail end. We did manage to get 13 bites boating 4 nice lake trout. We lost a nice steelhead, another big silver fish and a laker at the back of the boat. Several times we had lakers on momentarily only to shake off.
And the picture truly reflects the results of a great AM fishing trip!
Bites came on wire divers bumping bottom with Dreamweaver chrome spindoctors / UV lime green whirly gigs, Chrome two face spindoctor with firetiger whirly gig, 1 1/2 lead ball with geen/lime tin can and green spin n glo, 1/3 color lead core with yeck beetle spoon, 5 color lead core with stinger naked jarod.
There were reports of a good king bite both north and south of Ludington in 100 + FOW.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 12:33pm
Fishing Report May 21
Awesome trip today.. boating 22 fish ! We started south picking at Lake trout where we left off yesterday. After a dry spell we hit 7 lake trout in 45 minutes. .. We then picked up and ran back in front of Ludington, fishing 50 fow we picked a four more lake trout then it happened. .. 6 kings on in the next hour. Our fish came on the following : Lake Trout on wire divers with 8 inch chrome spindoctor with clear UV / lime green Whirligig, UV clear / green Whirligig, tin can dodger / green spin n glo, 4 colors leadcore with froggie dreamweaver spoon, and 3 colors leadcore with gold beetle yeck spoon.
Kings on... 150 copper with naked jordo spoon, high diver 120 ft with naked jordo spoon, low diver 50 ft with Dreamweaver 8 in blue bubble spindoctor / blue bubble fly, 4 color lead core with Dreamweaver froggy spoon, and low diver 45 feet with Dreamweaver 10 inch spindoctor showtime with UV crinkle tape and blue fairways meat rig.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 12:08pm
We finished today with a king bite... 2 doubles and 2 singles ! This was the " dessert" of the trip 🙂
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 9:34am
Fishing report May 20th Ludington Michigan. Fishing was a pick for Lake Trout this AM south of Ludington. Our final tally was 10 for 12... releasing one. Fished 37 to 57 FOW. Our bites came on 3 & 5 colors of leadcore with regular Dreamweaver froggy spoon, dreamweaver silver starburst, and a red stingray stinger spoon. Wire divers bouncing bottom with yeck chicken wing copper dodger / fire tiger spin n glo with green squid, copper tin can dodger with green spin n glo and a 1 1/2 lb ball on wire with a 10 in chrome spindoctor / chrome Whirlygig / power grub combo!
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 2:01pm
Fishing report for 5 - 11 - 17
Fishing has greatly improved at Ludington with nice kings being caught in 49 to 60 fow. The Lake Trout fishing has been steady. Today's trip finished at 12 for 18. The kings bit on Dreamweaver Regular spoons blue dolphin and regular starburst fished on 2, 3, and 10 color leadcores. Lake trout were biting Red Stingray stinger spoon on 5 color lead core , bouncing bottom with 1lb ball and wire divers with copper dodger with green spin n glo, silver / green dodger with green spin n glo, Ito flies lake trout candy sherbert with a chrome two face SD. We fished south in 40 to 55 fow for the Lake Trout.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.
Rodmaster Fishing Charters, L.L.C.Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 8:22am
Fishing report for Thursday May 4 th. Finally the shakedown cruise! Set lines at 12 noon and had our 2 man limit of 6 Lake Trout within an hour. Fished 42 To 53 FOW South of Ludington. Fish came on wire divers with copper dodger and green wobble glo, silver glo / green dodger with chrome Whirlygig. . 1b drop bouncing on bottom followed by clown flodger with red spin n glow, 3 color with Dreamweaver mixed veggies regular size spoon and 6 color with Dreamweaver NBK regular size spoon.

Fishing Reports courtesy of Rodmaster Charters

Weather Reports


NOAA Nearshore Weather Forecast For Ludington

Expires:201705242115;;135997
FZUS53 KGRR 241541
NSHGRR

NEARSHORE MARINE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1141 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

FOR WATERS WITHIN FIVE NAUTICAL MILES OF SHORE ON LAKE MICHIGAN


LMZ849-242115-
PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI-
1141 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE IN THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL MIDDAY. WAVES 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS. MOSTLY CLEAR IN THE
EVENING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET.

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NOAA Great Lakes Wind Speeds

NOAA Open Water (Long Range) Forecast for Ludington

FZUS63 KLOT 241348
GLFLM

OPEN LAKE FORECAST FOR LAKE MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
848 AM CDT WED MAY 24 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...LOW PRESSURE OF 29.5 INCHES OVER KENTUCKY WILL
MEANDER OVER THE OHIO VALLEY THROUGH THURSDAY DEEPENING TO
AROUND 29.4 INCHES. THE LOW WILL MOVE EAST TO NEW ENGLAND FRIDAY.
WEAK RIDGING AROUND 29.9 INCHES WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE GREAT
LAKES FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. ANOTHER LOW OF 29.6 INCHES WILL FORM
OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS SATURDAY AND LIFT TO MICHIGAN ON SUNDAY.

LMZ261-362-364-366-563-565-567-868-242145-
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-
848 AM CDT WED MAY 24 2017

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI NORTH...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KT. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THIS MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO
7 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING NORTH. WAVES
2 TO 4 FT.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO
10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING SOUTHWEST. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING NORTH. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.

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LMZ080-669-671-673-675-777-779-870-872-874-876-878-242145-
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-
848 AM CDT WED MAY 24 2017

SHEBOYGAN WI TO PENTWATER MI SOUTH...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING NORTH TO
30 KT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BACKING TO NORTH. WAVES
1 FT OR LESS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BACKING TO SOUTH 10 TO 15 KT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KT BECOMING WEST. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.

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LMZ761-242145-
MAFOR 2415/
MICHIGAN NORTH 11120 14130 13120. CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT TODAY. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT
OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT
TONIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT THURSDAY MORNING.

MICHIGAN SOUTH 11120 11830 11840 12830 13820. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
TONIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT TODAY. WAVES 4 TO 6
FT OCCASIONALLY TO 8 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7
FT TONIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT OCCASIONALLY TO 7 FT THURSDAY MORNING.

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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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