Fishing has been great out of Holland. Mid July brought great lake trout fishing with a few kings showing up. Over the past week the numbers of large king salmon in the Holland area has increased greatly. Catches are now consisting of a mix of kings, lake trout, coho and stealhead. We fished the Big Red Classic over the weekend and experienced tough fishing following a hard east wind. Day 1 we bombed following a weather delay. Day 2 we rebounded greatly and at least were able to finish 9th in the 333. Kings have been hitting Blood Run coppers in 150-400 ft lengths. Plugs have had their days on the higher coppers. Otherwise we have been running a mix of Spin Doctors and Big Weenie meat rigs. Green Dot, Pole Dancer, Jill Billy, Living the Dream and Purple Haze have all been good. Earlier in the week. Silver Streak Mag Blue Mango and Red Mango spoons were good as well. We switched our planer boards over to the new Offshore magnum boards mid week. These boards track way out to the side and do not dive when a 25lb king takes them for a ride. The verdict from the crew was they are a huge upgrade. These paired with our Traxtech arch holders have been deadly. Our Blood Run wire divers have been good as well. These have been out 160-225 on the highs and 100-140 on the lows. We have been pulling the aforementioned meat rigs on these. Our Traxtech riggers have been pulling paddles and taking a mixed bag of fish. Meat has been difficult to find this week. Lakeshore Tackle and Firearms has a great supply of meat rigs and will have a limited supply of Familiar Bite. We have limited dates available in August so book soon.
8/1/2016 08:02:16 am
Very nice Mark. And congratulations on your place in the derby
12/2/2022 03:14:41 am
Great blog post
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