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Fished last week out of Sturgeon bay and found active fish from 80-125' of water off the bank reef.  Charter limits were reported and small craft catches varied from 5-6 fish to limits.  Strong am bite from 530-730 and good pm bite towards dark, however we did make an early afternoon run and found active fish in 85-95 fow on chrome and green flashers with 57 chevy flies and cookie monster flies from howies tackle.  Moonshine uv spoons put quite a few fish in the boat off 3,5,4,6 colors of leacore off boards with blue/green flounder and wonderbread standard sized spoons doing the damage.  uv blue jeans in mag size and proking magicman mag spoons also produced fish.  Dipsie lines set 87 and 103 back in the am and 125 and 133 later in the morning were good producers for us.  We averaged 10-12 fish an outing over three outings.  Surface temps varied from 58 to 62 degrees with all of our fish coming from the top 70' of water.  Baileys harbor had mid sixty degree surface temps to start the weekend and fishing was generally slow but a strong south wind cooled the water and the fish moved in and were on the chew in as shallow as 50' taking a combination of flashers and flies as well as spoons as reported to me by a group of friends staying in that area.  Temp break was 40' with low to mid forty water temps.

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One of my fishing partners was up at Sturgeon Bay this week with two other guys and they fished weds morning, weds evening and Thursday evening and filled out with multiple triples and a couple times quads.  Flashers and flies, and board lines with spoons just like the previous week but the fish were on a tear!

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Thanks for the report turnrevir. I haven't been out to Michigan for 3 years and sure do miss it. My buddy that use to take me disowned me since I moved to Ely. Oh well life will go on.

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