Great Lakes Angler Blog

Offshore is Still Great for Salmon and Steelhead

Friday, September 20, 2013

MANISTEE – “We should have been here a half hour earlier,” lamented Capt. Mark Chmura of Pier Pressure Charters as we maneuvered among the flotilla of boats around the piers at Manistee. The sun was just clearing the horizon and although we’d started trolling an array of glowing plugs from his 33-foot Tiara while the day was still dark, no rod had rattled. We had seen only two other boats fighting fish, too, despite the sonar screen showing lots of fish below.  Read Full Story

Recent Posts


Speakers NMEA Mary Snyder PulseTech Rushton Gregory Lund Boats New York Footwear Traditions Full Throttle Monel Metal Lead Jonathon VanDam Larson Electronics Tip-Up Forage Minnow Rubrail Titan Chain Hobie Spencer Yachts Team Aqua-Vu Apps award Dan Egan Mercury Marine 360 Technology Contest Uncle Norm's B.A.S.S. Camera mount Lake Michigan toilet Chicago barrier Personal Flotation Device dock lines Skamania Mania On board Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Black Earth Creek Honda Pro Polish USO Wild River series Serious Shine Jeff Wenzel Extended Warranty Ditch Swim bait News/Social Brite Wash Boat maintenance Chargers USCGA Grunden's SeaEra QC John E. Phillips Aqua-Vu theft La Mar binoculars Size limits cruzin weather Whistler Spoon Practical Sailor Smart Guide Publications National Guard Fort Wayne, Indiana Frigibar Rescue iPhone Bass fishing High school bass fishing Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch Fish America Foundation Tracker Marine Salmon Unlimited of Illinois Bass lure Knives Interlux Matt Serbenski Shurhold Rain suit GPS for Lightning Connector Legend Gold InvisaSnap USSA Balog Boga Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter Yamaha Ned Rig Kurt Mazurek Brown trout Kill switch University of Buffalo Marine General OHIO Wedding Ring Seakeeper gyro Izaak Walton League Michigan DNR Dave Mull Reef Runner Sunstream Boat Lifts Swanson-Russell Marcum Scott Martin Sunglasses RAT FINKEE great lakes Venice, Louisiana Downriggers Reese Headgear Rippin' Lips Kayaks Bass Strike King Safety Minn Kota Mack's Lure Pop-Up LED Bowlights Great Lakes Troller DuraSafe Electronics Lock Kevin VanDam Costa Sunglasses Youth spinning rod Lake Huron Corey Schmidt WFN Humminbird The Harry Lure Thermacell Lund Airmar Stabenow Earth Day Bristol Bay Salmon Catfish Michigan Marine Speakers Lake Superior blue marlin Trout Unlimited ASA ChartSelect Tom Neustrom Angler 175T Ranger VS1780 Brandon Newby Cliff Pace Patrick Hurst Traditions Media Conservation Personal Flotation Devices mudsnail Lake Ontario Walleye tournament Costa Del Mar Wind Power LakeMaster Western States Version Accon Marine Air show Dogs Prosepec Electronics Matt Straw Hobie Pro Angler trailer tongue Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Launch ramp Big Bear Products Skarlis Aluminum Deep V Series Brian Brosdahl Lake Erie Ryan Kleckner McMurdo Beckson Marine WileyX Clay Dyer Fuel The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Bethel University Tackle Bag Rippin Lips ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media SeaLife Cameras exotic species Dunkirk, NY Ultimate Flannel Shirts EZ BoatPort U.S.S.A. Mazurek Raritan CMP Global Swim Whizz NAIFC Championship Ice Features Wake Fishing thieves trailer tongue Mosquito repellent Power Marine Lighting Soft Jigwobbler marlin Optima Shock Wave Storage radar Contaminants PFDs Line Recycle Bin 1675 Pro Guide BASSMASTER CLASSIC Michigan City, Indiana MUSHING Green Bay, Wisconsin Marine NewsWire Multi-species Bro Brosdahl Bait Rigs sunglass ABT Bad Elf Gravity Glorvigen Tides Evinrude eZSplice Snow-Shoe Tip-Up Beckson Aquatic AV Acme Tight Lines Jewelry Home Port Marine Marketing Barry Brown Marine Soul5 Tackle Labs Sun protection Blue Collar Outdoors Gene Larew Navigation Rovermax LR 100 BASSMASTER Mike Seymour Minnesota Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Sheldon's Deep Sea Diver Side Imaging EZ Splice Fasteners MWC Legend Extreme Turning Point Props St. Croix Costa Rapala Steve Wood Niagara Falls Moisture Muncher Traxstech Delorme Quantum Asian carp IGFA Gill NA exotic invader LineGrabber Martin-Flory Wildlife Forever Andrew Semprevivo Onyx Gunnison, CO Crankbait Net Lighting Mag Light Silver Horde Betsy Muskie Lure Magnum Flow-Troll Wounded Warriors Invasive species KVD Speedbag Jeff's Tackle Shop Andrew Dordek YUM Dinger Muscle Squared 65 redfish Fishing Clubs Boating Gear Dave Mull Blog bimini top TRAC Lake trout Berkley Fishouflage Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Slender Spoon thieves Todd Sokolow Chronglobal One-Handle-Does-It-All System Fiberglass boat South Haven Endura Hamlin Records Tournaments Batteries Mystery Tackle Box Soo Locks South Haven, Michigan AKOYA Aqualuma Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits Ultracoat F-Series Storm Gear EZ Dock KVD spreader light KVD Speedbag Wormfile Frabill Insect repellent Mustad Manistee fitness JVD ABT X-2 Countdown Bait Holder Future Fisherman Foundation Lures Ditty bag Okuma Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Beckson Marine Deck Plate Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Salmon Absolute Outdoor, Inc. USCG Blue Heron Communications TRAC Ecological Safe boating Dollohan Free Fishing Weekend Bait head Z-Man PRADCO jigs Topwater Green Bay Deck Plate Ascend Trade Shows Marine Radio Lake Assault Brian "Bro" Brosdahl Pharmaceuticals Lock iPilot Video JBL Tools Indiana DNR Lakemaster Cannon Oshkosh METS Torpedo Divers Aqua Vu Holland Boat names Evolve Ravenswood Media inReach Custom Jigs & Spins Boat Covers Tim Popfinger Mark Zona Swedish FireKnife Clam Line Gull Lake Marine Oculus 580P lenses Triton Boats GPS Speedometer Walleye Wisconsin Macho Minnow Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series Multitools Rugged Shark tree stand injury Northland Autotether Bob Schmidt Chaco Foul weather gear Innovative Outdoors Kevin Van Dam Scott Glorvigen Princecraft Buff Ranger Boats Mark Chmura Coast Guard Global Spectrum Oakley Sunglasses HELLA PLB BoatUS Sportsman's rights Insurance Coleman cooler LCWCC Scholarship Olcott, NY Boat lifts Lights Normark Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing St. Croix Rods Faria Slide Moor ShowSpan Grab Rail Jeff Gustafson Ryan Wilson BoatUS Angler Plano Tackle Boxes Sphaera Boating safety Orca Fin System Flat Slider 75 Odd'ball Fin Spin CLASSIC treestand injury iPilot Link Lowrance Games Boats Fiberglass tiller Audio Hevi-Beads Masters Walleye Circuit Tommy Skarlis RedHead Bass Pro Shops Water Buddies Boat US boat rental Conservation Marathon Ethanol Bug repellent Tyee AmVets VMC clubs MULL BLOG LOTSA Hunting ATV Whale Pumps Milennia MIL-iDock Catch & Cook MATE USA Gary Dollahon Simrad DSC Shoremaster CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Synergy Outdoors Louie Stout Vick Spreads Fishing spoon Marsh Madness STRATTEC Walleyes New Lures Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Rain gear SOG Bug bite relief Mr. Twister YUM Cabela's Rods Angler Whale Goby Weather Buoy Streams Keep Kool Shelter Plano Synergy DuraSafe Davis Instruments ONIX FRIDAY FUNNIES WeatherStation Radial Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show Brad's Promise Keeper Jerky Shipping Shoes Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate Bheestie Bag Sharpeners Knife sharpening Accessories Rig'N Tails Alaskan Glacier Glove River Fishing Gary Giudice Extreme Baitcast Reel Yamaha ATV EVOLVE FISHING CO splice Electronics Bass Pro Ranger Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Kayak Bristol Bay Jack Links iPad Radio hardbaits Fish Hawk XD4 LineSnubber Nautical Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs YUMphibian Lip-Stix Alaska FLW Dollahon BOLT Padlock Ice Fishing Side Thruster ODNR Dave Genz Tournament Port of Indiana News Alabama Rig Army Corp of Engineers Volvo Penta Church Tackle Plano Homeport Marine Marketing Kindle book tackle storage Mack's Lures Iaconelli Coleman Husky Jerk Bibs Black Velvet Grady-White New Zealand Rough Weather Owners tournament Chatterbait Lake of the Woods Sport Shows