Fishing remains excellent out of Holland. Over the past week we have had to contend with rough water, storms and even a tornado. Despite this, salmon fishing has remained good. At this point warm water has pushed inshore and this has had us fishing depths of 85-110 FOW. This water has been holding all 5 species. We were fortunate enough to hit a grand slam last week with great representatives of each species. Salmon have been nailing our Blood Run wire divers and coppers. The Traxstech ratchetting holders have made a huge difference in getting clients involved in the action. We have had our hands full on a few occasions and these holders make it so much easier to handle a diver getting throttled by a big king. Our high divers have been back 110-130 early and then 160-180 when the sun is high. Lows have been 70-90 early and 110-140 later in the day. We have been pulling Big Weenie meat rigs in White Leroy, JJ Boyfriend, Spotted Dick and Thruster Buster. JJ Boyfriend with a White Leroy rig has been good both on divers and riggers. Speckled Dick has been taking fish on riggers as well.
Long lines have been great. 8/10 colors of Blood Run leadcore paired with Silver Horde Ace High plugs have been good during low light hours. Our 200, 225, 250 coppers have been good with Ace High plugs as well. The plain glows and splatter patterns have been good in low light hours. The new UV versions of these plugs have been producing unexpectedly well once the sun is up. Our new Offshore SST Mag boards have been performing flawlessly in the heavy water. On the 300+ foot coppers I have been running meat. Purple Haze has been good when the sun is out and glows during rough conditions or low light. I hear a shipment of fabled Familiar Bite herring strips and Ace High plugs will be making its way to Lakeshore Outfitters this week. Good Luck this week!