I visited my friend Terry in Milwaukee for the weekend. We got up at 4:30 on Saturday to go fishing on Lake Michigan. By 5:15 we were in the harbor. We went about 2 miles off from shore to 70' of water where we planned to troll for trout. Terry got the downriggers set up, we got our lines in the water... but when Terry was trying to start the trolling motor he broke a piece on the fuel line. That was the end of that! The big motor apparently can't idle down low enough to troll with, so we had to head back to the harbor.
We had seen people fishing for perch from the rocks around the harbor, so we followed suit and anchored along shore in 15-20' of water and dropped jigs down to the bottom. No perch, but we caught plenty of round gobies. Definitely not the fish we were after, but they were pretty entertaining. +1 to my life list and 2009 list.
2 days ago