Made the first trip of the year yesterday. Put new riggers on the boat so opted for a mid-day start so I wasn’t messing with something new in the dark. Lake was pretty flat so left the north gap and headed NE up off Whitefish Bay and started setting lines in 120 FOW looking for some bigger fish. Got 8 rods set when a 5 color hooked up in 135 with a rainbow. Shortly after that fish was in the boat, wire dipsey out 130 fired with a nice 18.75 pound king. Made a loop around with nothing so continued our NE troll. Hit 150 fow and rigger down 35 fired. Was a nice king that came unbuttoned about 20 feet behind the boat.
Next to fire was a wire dipsey out 100. I had it out 130 and tightened down the drag to bring it in to around 90, and as I was passing 100 it got smoked. I was lucky to get the drag backed off in time as to not lose the fish and it turned out to be the biggest king of the day. It ran to 260 loc before we slowed it down. Scaled at just a touch over 20#.
Continued NE and the 5 color hooked up with a nice rainbow on an orange dodger and purple aqua fly. It was only about 1:30 so had high expectations of a good day bite but that was not to be. Washed baits out deep for a while and then started a SE troll back towards the marina about 5:00. Picked up a nice 3 year old king on a wire rod 66loc in 95 fow.
Nothing more until the sun hit the horizon at which point we popped 4 fish in 20 minutes. Wire rod 60loc in 70fow with a king, followed by a 3 color king, then a rigger 33 down laker, and finished with a 4 color king.
Orange dodger with purple aqua coho fly 2/2
wire dipsey with green flasher / dbl aqua fly 3/3
wire dipsey with white flasher / LBB fly 1/1
Rigger SWR with green flounder pounder 0/1
Rigger green flasher / dbl aqua fly 1/1
3 color magnum crab face 1/1
4 color magnum silver crush 1/1