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2017 Salmon Classic Champions

Sept 3, 2017 at 5:12pm in Fishing Report

BACK TO BACK WINS!!! First Place at the 2017 Grand Traverse Salmon Classic!!! Huge Congrats to the entire Mega Bite Team!!


TC's Mega-Bite wins Salmon Classic title
Boat repeats as champ in 26th annual tourney

By JAMES COOK | jcook@record-eagle.com | Sep 3, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY - Mega-Bite came away with the 2017 Salmon Classic championship for the second consecutive year.

The Traverse City boat captained by Adam Collette claimed the top prize of $3,000 and a trophy in the 26th annual event on East Grand Traverse Bay and West Grand Traverse Bay.

Collette's crew hauled in 235.5 pounds of fish in the two-day event to win by almost 12 pounds.

Showtime XTreme was second at 223.55 pounds on a Traverse City boat led by captain Sam Worden.

Ben Orr and Day Dreamer capped off a Traverse City sweep of the top three spots, bringing in 215.5 pounds.

Team Warrior won the prize for biggest fish, reeling in a 24.65-pound salmon.

"We had a great tournament overall," tournament director Steve Joslin said. "Most tournaments up and down the lake are down (in entrants)."

The Salmon Classic's entry numbers were exactly the same in the main event and ladies divisions, while the Sweet 16 category — for boats 16'11" and under — had a record number of entries.

Hoser Down, a Traverse City boat captained by Joel Mills, won the Sweet 16 title with 207.1 pounds and also had the biggest fish in the category at 22.05 pounds.

Day Dreamer won the 333 division title with a three-fish total weight of 62 pounds. The category adds the best three fish over the two days as part of a running series among tournaments in Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. Mega Bite was second at 58.5 and King Pin, another Traverse City boat led by captain Kevin King, was third at 54.45 pounds.



2016 Salmon Classic Champions

Sept 4, 2016 at 5:12pm in Fishing Report

Wow! We did it!! First Place at the 2016 Grand Traverse Salmon Classic!!! Huge Congrats to the entire Mega Bite Team!!


tight lines,

captain Adam



Fantastic Lake trout fishing

July 9, 2015 at 1:05am in Fishing Report

Wow! The lake trout fishing has been fantastic!! The water is starting to get warmer and we are getting a thermo cline for the trout! The last 2 weeks we have limited on every trip but 2. I see the fishing staying the same for the next 2 weeks or so. We still are not seeing any Salmon yet in East Grand traverse bay:(. The trout have been coming in about 80 to 100 ft on bottom with Dodgers and peanuts. Green and yellows seem to be working the best behind a green or glow green dodger. There are still a few openings for the month of July. We are hoping to start seeing are salmon in the next 2 to 3 weeks! Hope to see everyone out on the water! Until next time.

tight lines,

captain Adam



Lake trout tournament/ update

June 18, 2015 at 1:02am in Fishing Report

Well, the lake trout fishing tournament was a great success. We took 2nd out of 23 boats, we got edged out by .45lbs, by the boat that took 2nd last year. We just did a flip flop! Congrats to Captain Brian. We weighed in 4 lake trout and one beautiful steel head, but fell just short. Fishing is still great for lake trout and will before the next couple of weeks! The fish are starting to get in a thermocline and we are produceing great numbers! The trout are coming mainly on super slims from Dream Weaver and in the blue dolphin colors. The cowbells are still produceing fish as well. Most fish are being caught in 85-100ft of water. We have seen a glimpse of a few salmon in East bay as well. Hope to see everyone on the water. We still have a few opening for the end of June and first part of July.

until next time,

Tight lines,

Capt. Adam.



Lake trout

June 6, 2015 at 1:39am in Fishing Report

Lake trout fishing is on fire right now in east grand traverse bay in Traverse city, Michigan!

We fished today in some thick fog but was able to get a 4 man limit on lake trout! The fishing has been good in 75 to 100 feet of water. The fish have been stuffed with large Alwives and gobies. Tomorrow we have our lake trout tournament in Grand Traverse bay… So we will keep you informed on how things go..

until next time,

Tight lines,

Capt. Adam.



Big Lake trout

June 4, 2015 at 12:43am in Fishing Report


The fishing is crazy right now. Limit catches are expected as the fishing continues to get better.



Lake Trout Fishing – Trout Catching

April 28, 2015 at 4:06pm in Fishing Report

Another day fishing in the sun, Lake Trout Fishing.



How We Catch Fish

April 28, 2015 at 4:03pm in Fishing Report

How We Catch Fish at Mega-Bite Fishing

How do we do so well at Mega Bite? Besides YOUR pleasure ride in the amazing waters of Traverse City's East and West Grand Traverse Bay, we use the perfect lures that are destined to catch the fish you so desire to fight and land in our 31 foot boat.

Specifically, the Vulcan Blue Dolphin Glow Spoon is THE standard. It's a 1/2 ounce, 5/8 inch wide by 3 inch long fishing spoon has long been a staple for salmon and trout. We usually use this as the sun comes up and down deep. It's glow in the dark feature is so bright green, fish in low light dig it enough to go after it. Plus it's heavy…no losing the big one because of this thing. The vibrating action calls fish from a ways out…going fast or slow troll.

There you go…hopefully the tips help you grab your best catch this year...no boat? No worries. Call us and we'll get you happy immediately.



Down Riggers Are In Over 80ft

April 28, 2015 at 4:02pm in Fishing Report

Even though the water in East Grand Traverse bay is cold averaging about 54 degrees, we are consistently catching fish. Down riggers are in over 80ft of water on the bottom for lake trout. Also, a few king salmon on 10 colors. Come on down and lets get 'em.




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