Weekend Report on Brest Bay

Saturday was good, Sunday was bad.

Got the rods rigged up Friday night to get an early start Saturday morning.



Fished most of the day until we stopped with 8 in the box.  Ran at 1.5 mph pulling a combination of 600 and 800 Reef Runners off the boards and 700’s long lining off the back.  The trick to running the long lines off the back is to get an accurate idea of how far back you have to be to get down to the desired depth.  Course using the Precision Trolling Guide is the most accepted way to get down to where you have to be.  I started using snap weights from Church Tackle several years back to accurately measure out the line.  The problem with long lining off the back is that unless you have your rod tips pointed down, you end up with a lot of line up in the air.  You can guess of course, but with the snap weights you just count out the desired amount of line, and then attach the snap weight.  Let out enough line to let the weight and line down to the surface of the water.


My preferred  weights are the lightest ones, 3/4 and 1 ounce.

We started off  near the rock wall with little luck.  Ran 0ver to the pointe with the same results.  Things changed up when we slowly made our way over to the river.  Spotted some promising marks on the Lowrance in the middle of the bay in 17 fow.  Set up the boards and started the first of three runs that equaled putting 8  walleyes in the box.  Did not get our limit, but it made for a fun day on the water.

Unfortunately Sunday proved to be fruitless.  Never got a hit on the boards or off the back.  Lots of weeds around Stoney Pointe.  The lures hit the submerged stuff before we saw our first floating island of green stuff.  The weeds were fresh, thinking they must have blown up Saturday night.  Hitting it again this weekend, hopefully with better results than Sunday.

Copyright, 2011

About Mason

Born off the Detroit River, raised in Ida and on Lake Erie. Anything fishing holds my interest from Walleye, Pike and Muskie to a 10 year run on the Ice Fishing Circuits around the MidWest.
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2 Responses to Weekend Report on Brest Bay

  1. Quivr says:

    how far back on the 800s I should be out on Sat morning 18′ Lund Pro V blue & tan ,on the radio 68 Breezin West puting @ SSP . Was out 2 weeks ago on Sat, fish were 12 to 15 down in 19-21 fow. No fish

  2. Mason says:

    was running the 800’s fairly shallow, only 26′ back on the boards, the water was so cloudy the goal was to target suspended fish near the middle of the water column or above. Figured the water clarity would be the best from the middle to the top layer

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