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  2. Salmon_slammin

    Muskegon 7/14 & 7/15 AM

    At least there's been quite a few steelhead around this year. I don't get it, one of the best springs ever and then they vanish completely! I know they'll be back soon but it certainly seems like it's getting worse before it gets better. Sent from my LGL62VL using Tapatalk
  3. anybody there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. waterboy1972


    what is a good speed for trolling for salmon in the bays in traverse city?
  5. Well, not a whole lot to report, but, avoided the black and white striped kitty both days...barely. Waited for a little rain to clear on Saturday morning so got a little later start. Fair number of boats out, the lake was pretty agreeable with just 1-2' rollers. Set up in 120', and pretty much stayed in the 120-140' range for the morning. Only taker was a 4 lb laker, 100' down on a rigger, in 138' of water on a yellow flasher with a chrome blue/yellow whirly gig. Made it out Sunday at dawn and there was hardly a ripple on the lake. Maybe 6" waves, if that. Fog never materialized, as forecast, which was nice, too. Set up in 90'. Had a vicious rip on the SWR with a Wonderbread j-plug in 138'. Saw it jumping in the distance and realized it was a steelhead. It quit jumping and it felt like I was pulling in a log. I soon could see that the fish was completely wrapped up in the line. Managed to land it. Nice 8# steelie. Kept heading west as I really wasn't marking much. Had the full core go and the fish had the board buried under the water. Ending up landing it and it was a 6# steelie that hit a Salmon Buster SUV spoon in 165' of water. So, that was it. 3 for 3 on trout this weekend. Still waiting for ol' Mr. King Salmon to show up again...
  6. The Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission, ORSANCO, uses its traveling aquarium to teach people about aquatic life in the Ohio River. Shedd Aquarium reached out to the group after hearing from Chicagoans who wished they had a similar way to learn about the Great Lakes watershed. Read and listen to the full story by WVXU – Cincinnati, OH. View the full article
  7. Last week, the Port of Monroe, Michigan, penned an agreement with Great Lakes Towing Co. and Great Lakes Shipyard to establish towing and shipyard services at the port. Read the full story by The Monroe News. View the full article
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  9. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said Friday that the state of Michigan intends to sue the Minnesota-based manufacturer of chemicals linked to contaminated water near military bases and industrial sites, citing “significant costs” that will only rise in the future. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press. View the full article
  10. Michigan and Canadian officials will turn the first shovels of dirt Tuesday for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project and, perhaps more important, send a signal to any and all doubters. The bridge will cross the Detroit River, and a similar groundbreaking event will take place in the fall in Windsor. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press. View the full article
  11. A proposed federal law being re-introduced by two New York State legislators would broaden the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s powers to regulate nonnative species and keep them from being imported or sold in the United States. Read the full story by The Buffalo News. View the full article
  12. It’s been years in the making, but this month plans for a Lake Erie wind farm took a step, or at least a half-step, forward. The staff of the Ohio Siting Board conditionally approved plans to put wind turbines 8 to 10 miles offshore. Read the full story by ideastream. View the full article
  13. High water levels on some of the Great Lakes have been causing trouble for some shoreline communities in recent years. Read the full story by The Associated Press. View the full article
  14. Lake Superior State University is breaking ground on what’s billed as a year-round center for research and education about upper Great Lakes ecosystems. Read the full story by the Associated Press. View the full article
  15. The Samuel Risley joined the Canadian Coast Guard fleet in the fall of 1985 and during most of the navigational season, the ship operates out of the Coast Guard base in Parry Sound, Ontario providing icebreaking and aids to navigation duties on the Great Lakes. Read the full story by the St. Catharines Standard. View the full article
  16. Another significant algae bloom is likely to spread through western Lake Erie this summer, but it will be smaller than the largest ones of recent years. Read the full story by The Associated Press. View the full article
  17. FBD


    Trolling bags are more versatile than a trolling plate, and will help "set" the boat down in the water better in any chop, but in particular in a crossing sea.
  18. slickwater

    Meat rigs

    I'm 3hrs from manistee. I use to net them with smelt nets in lake charlevoix when they came in to spawn. But haven't seen them in more than 15 years. Right now if wanted any kind of bait for meat rigs I would have to order online. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  19. Tyeeplease

    Holland 7-15am

    Too funny , same port same day had king break off 6 colors of A 8 color core swimming with line and green ldrbk j plug we were in 160 fow Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  20. ThreeDogsDown

    Holland 7-15am

    That is incredible! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Who lost this big boy? He decided to get tangled in my dipsy line. 250ft water orange fish catcher orange fly was hanging out of his mouth. Sent from my SM-G950U using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  22. Sea Eagle


    2.7 SOG is not usually too fast if you are trolling for most salmon lures. Speed is all about the action of your lure when you are trolling. Diffretent lures run better at different speeds. The best way to learn is to watch the action of your lure when you put it in the water and note the speed. Sometimes less speed is better other times more speed is the ticket depending on conditions. Once you start dialing in your speeds you can play around with bumping your speed up and down until you start getting bit.
  23. Yesterday
  24. Worked 110-135 Friday morning 1 coho 1 king and 4 lakers . Had a small tournament Saturday out of Holland fishing wasn't as good for us in the size of fish. Picked up 5 lakers and one steelhead. Biggest laker was only 10.2 pounds steelhead was nice fish 8.7 pounds. Nitro Pox on 300 copper took 5 fish between the 2 days. 11'' paddle and one of my flies I made up took 6 fish on the deep downrigger.
  25. budwinn42


    Ahh, I’m not sure about up there, I’m fishing south haven. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  26. jackpinesavage


    Lower harbor Marquette
  27. budwinn42


    What port were you fishing? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  28. Had lines in the water from 7:30 to 10 AM. 2 for 2. Started out west of M45 in 65 FOW and quickly picked up a 3lb Coho before all the lines were in the water. Hit as we were headed west on a Dipsey 100 back on 3 with a green spin doctor and fly. 8:30 picked up a 15lb King in 85 FOW South troll on a 300 copper with a white meat rig. Nothing after that. Stayed in 70-85 FOW. Marked a lot of bait and fish. Average SOG 2.6MPH. Both fish were full of 5" alewive.
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