Lake Michigan Kings are on north of Waukegan
Cory Yarmuth of McHenry sent me a fishing report from early Sunday morning. He fished the Big Drink north of Waukeegan. Here is what he said…
Hit the launch at 4:15am and we started setting lines by 4:40am. We hadn’t finished setting lines when the starboard power pro dipsey went off. The skunk was off the boat with a small 6lb king. The first hour we had some good flurries of hits and fish landed. We also had a few drive by’s and a couple that came unbuttoned as soon as we grabbed the rod and cranked a couple cranks on the reel. The water was incredible out there as it was a beautiful calm morning. As the morning wore on the wind picked up a bit and the flies came out in full force. We fished hard and ended the day 9 for 11 with two of the nine being shakers that were released.
The water temp early was 65deg and when we pulled at 10:30 it was up to 68deg. We ran between 2.5 and 2.8mph SOG and worked the area between 60 and 95fow north of the harbor.
Our best baits were:
BlackFin Tuna magnum on free slider on rigger
Peppermint Moonshine on 10 colors of lead
Glow blueberry moonshine on braided dipsey back 125
Hog Wild stinger mag on braided dipsey back 125
Monkey Puke stinger on Braid dipsey back 145 (took the biggest king)
Black fin Tuna magnum back 25 down 60 on rigger
I did hear guys on the radio that were out in 200-250 fow and they were picking away at them, but there was nothing really hot and heavy. It sounded like we did a bit above average.