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  2. Everywhere, if you haven't heard walleye fishing on the DR is insane right now. Limits in an hour almost anywhere you go. Fished mid on Tue and upper on Thur (today). I'm still stunned at that fishery. Get there if you have a chance. Plus its an awesome site to see.
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  4. Iwannagofishin

    Does your boat fish 'good' or 'bad'?

    I am also helping a Georgian Bay fisherman who used to guide but had to stop because he couldn't catch fish for his clients. He bought some of my voltage tuned lures and still he could not catch fish. That is how bad his boat was. I had several conversations with them and we worked out a few bugs by bonding things. He was starting to catch fish at the end of the season. That was when he informed me that his 20 ft fiberglass boat also had a metal swim platform added to the transom, and it was contacting the water, but not connected to his bonding system. So, aluminum boats are not the only type that will repel fish. He will send me some pictures soon and he will be catching his share of fish this spring.
  5. Nice. We’re headed out in the morning out of South Haven. Can’t decide if I wanna keep running everything for coho, or start trying to get after the kings a little. I see Nick Everse from saugatuck got a dandy today.
  6. News Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) recently launched a one-stop online portal for information about maritime careers on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. The website, which provides information on types of maritime careers, employers, training and certifications, is also now accepting postings for available jobs. Employers interested in posting a maritime job on the career portal can click here. “In our longstanding role of advocating for the regional water-based economy, the Great Lakes Commission is proud to present this new maritime jobs website,” said Steve Fisher, executive director of the American Great Lakes Ports Association and GLC commissioner from Indiana. “Ports and shippers support real jobs and economic development across the Great Lakes region, and this website will allow them to more efficiently attract talent. With growing demand for jobs both aboard ships and on shore, and a projected shortage in qualified personnel, the maritime industry offers attractive career opportunities in the Great Lakes and beyond.” “We’re strategically focusing our efforts on finding, developing and training a team of professionals for a growing workforce to successfully accomplish current and future contracts,” said Joe Starck, President, The Great Lakes Towing Company. “This starts with hiring world-class talent and the Great Lakes Maritime Careers website would be another great way to find qualified candidates.” A comprehensive online careers website for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River maritime industry was called for as a tool to better connect industry with prospective applicants in the 2016 Strategy for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Maritime Transportation System, developed by the Conference of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers. The strategy recommends actions to maintain and expand the maritime transportation system. As part of its work to support commercial navigation in the Great Lakes region, the GLC developed the online portal with input from regional stakeholders. The maritime industry on the Great Lakes moves 200 million tons of freight each year, generates 227,000 jobs and $34 billion (USD) in business revenue, and supports industries such as manufacturing, steel production, agriculture and power generation. ← Previous news release The Great Lakes Commission, led by chairman John Linc Stine, commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is an interstate compact agency established under state and U.S. federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment and high quality of life for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and its residents. The Commission consists of governors’ appointees, state legislators, and agency officials from its eight member states. Associate membership for Ontario and Québec was established through the signing of a “Declaration of Partnership.” The Commission maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies and other regional interests. The Commission offices are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Learn more at www.glc.org. Contact For questions or media inquiries, please contact Beth Wanamaker, [email protected] Recent GLC News Great Lakes Commission launches online portal for maritime jobs on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River MDEQ awards grants to 11 local governments to host river cleanups We’ve moved – please note our new address! The Advisor e-newsletter: March 2018 Upcoming GLC Events Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting May 22 - May 23 2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting October 2 - October 3 View GLC Calendar > View the full article
  7. News Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Great Lakes Commission today announced the availability of more than $21,000 in grants to support local efforts to clean up rivers, streams and creeks across the state. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program provides grants to local units of government to clean and improve Michigan waterways. Local governments often partner with nonprofit organizations or other volunteer groups for the cleanups, which include removal of trash and other debris from streams and stream banks. Removal of natural materials like fallen trees, branches and rocks is not allowed to ensure the continued health of the waterway. The groups selected to receive funding in 2018 include: Huron River Watershed Council, “Huron River Coordinated Cleanups” – $4,350 Missaukee Conservation District, “Muskegon River Cleanup” – $2,862 St. Joseph County Conservation District, “River Country Cleanup” – $2,797.50 Grand Traverse Conservation District, “14th Annual Boardman River Clean Sweep 2018” – $2,200 Shiawassee County Health Department, “23rd Annual Shiawassee River Cleanup” – $1,900 Allegan Conservation District, “Gun River Cleanup Event” – $1,840 Benzie Conservation District, “Betsie River and Platte River Clean Sweeps” – $1,126 Kalkaska Conservation District, “Annual Cleanup on the Manistee River” – $1,077.50 Village of Estral Beach, “Swan Creek Cleanup” – $1,039 City of Monroe, “2018 River Raisin Cleanup” – $1,025 Antrim Conservation District, “Jordan River Cleanup” – $975 The cleanup grant program began in 1998 and is funded by the sale of the state’s water quality protection license plates. Grants are administered by the Great Lakes Commission, under contract with the MDEQ. These grants help foster local stewardship and a sense of community while protecting Michigan’s waters. For more information, visit http://www.glc.org/work/VRSCCP ← Previous news release The Great Lakes Commission, led by chairman John Linc Stine, commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is an interstate compact agency established under state and U.S. federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment and high quality of life for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and its residents. The Commission consists of governors’ appointees, state legislators, and agency officials from its eight member states. Associate membership for Ontario and Québec was established through the signing of a “Declaration of Partnership.” The Commission maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies and other regional interests. The Commission offices are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Learn more at www.glc.org. Contact For questions or media inquiries, please contact Beth Wanamaker, [email protected] Recent GLC News MDEQ awards grants to 11 local governments to host river cleanups We’ve moved – please note our new address! The Advisor e-newsletter: March 2018 Great Lakes Commission names Darren Nichols new executive director Upcoming GLC Events Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting May 22 - May 23 2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting October 2 - October 3 View GLC Calendar > View the full article
  8. Skalbeck’s divergent opinions about the Waukesha and Foxconn diversions in Wisconsin comes off as a novel alignment in such politically tribal times, especially given that both projects have the support of Gov. Scott Walker and raised the ire of environmental groups. Read the full story by WisCONTEXT. View the full article
  9. In June of 1959, a formal opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway brought President Dwight Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth to the region. Construction of the Seaway began in 1954 and is thought to be one of the most challenging engineering feats in history. Read the full story by WNYF – Watertown, NY. View the full article
  10. Residents in Northeast Ohio have concerns over the potential pollution after the renewal of a wastewater discharge permit for an NRG Power Midwest power plant in the area. Read the full story by The Chronicle. View the full article
  11. GLIN

    Lake Erie shame

    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that shows that for the last five years voluntary efforts to reduce the pollution flowing into the Maumee River have had no measurable effect. Read the full story by The Blade. View the full article
  12. The lake has beaten down and lifted up the community in profound and dramatic ways that have shaped Port Washington, Wisconsin’s history, yet it is often misunderstood and disrespected. Read the full story by the Ozaukee Press. View the full article
  13. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says he is doubling down on his effort to secure $2.5 million in federal money to build a breakwall to shield the road from big waves during storm events. Read the full story by WKBW-TV – Buffalo, NY. View the full article
  14. Rising water levels on Lake Michigan are concerning park district officials and may mean fewer beach days for residents in the greater Chicago area. Read the full story by WBBM-TV – Chicago, IL. View the full article
  15. Rising water levels on Lake Michigan are concerning park district officials and may mean fewer beach days for residents in the greater Chicago area. Read the full story by WBBM-TV – Chicago, IL. View the full article
  16. The six bands of Chippewa tribes in Wisconsin have declared intentions to spear 14% fewer walleyes in 2018. The tribal take of walleyes by spearing, especially during the spawning period, has drawn criticism from sport anglers for decades and was once the cause of heated protests. Read the full story by the Journal Sentinel. View the full article
  17. Wisconsin environmental officials have approved plans that will allow an average of 7 million gallons of water to be diverted from Lake Michigan each day. The city of Racine says 5.8 million gallons is to be used by Foxconn to manufacture liquid crystal display panels. Read the full story by the Journal Sentinel. View the full article
  18. I was going to head down to St. Joe today. But the weather looked too good close to home. Headed south of Saugatuck. Went 5 for 5 all coho, one man limit. Fished on south troll 3.2 sog, in 12-28 fow. Lines down at 9am and up by 10:35. Fish came on yagerbomb uv mini and ladybug std on 2C and 3C. Lake was flat to 1ft surface temp 44 as was the bottom.
  19. any body doing good headed toward Port Sheldon? in that same depth range?
  20. Dual,axis double rod holder. 150.00 . Thanks new never used boat included
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  22. gmfishon

    Does your boat fish 'good' or 'bad'?

    well its a bad day to have a new phone nut the video quit just as you were getting on the kicker subject. I dont know, thought there was something to this years ago. After consistently being at least with the fleet or many times way above we gave up on it.
  23. Iwannagofishin

    Does your boat fish 'good' or 'bad'?

    I have many skeptics as well out here in BC. I also have dedicated customers that are, multi year, sports, charter and commercial fishermen. Even some commercial fishermen have tested my tuned lures and says that it makes little difference, if any at all. I have found that boats that do have a 'fish friendly' signature, or use a black box, will have lesser noticeable catches. This is because the area is already saturated with a positive voltage field. I had 2 guys in particular last year that had almost identical stories. They both had aluminum boats and could not catch fish unless they had 150 ft of fishing line out. The problem there is that some aluminum by itself, and with no sacrificial anodes attached, will give off a negative signature. Once you add a lesser noble metal to the aluminum, the aluminum then switches it's signature to a positive. I also posted info on Piscatorial Pursuits (another fishing forum) last year and one of the members, who I do not know and is not a customer, posted "My aluminum jet boat went from zero to killer in 2 zincs". Believe what you will, but do you have a better explanation of why one boat will fish better than another? As far as the captain and his kicker motor, you might find this interesting.
  24. gmfishon

    Does your boat fish 'good' or 'bad'?

    so you say you make them for fishing lures but wonder about boats. I had a captain who once said the boat didn't catch many fish until the kicker was attached to the main. We never trolled with the kicker it was just for backup. We tried a cannon black box but it was while prefishing and during a tournament. Never spent that much time with it but don't believe it made any difference. Good luck with your company and free advertising and pr or critical replys on this website. If I have to make a choice I say the electronic charge thing is bs.
  25. Hi all. I own Lurecharge products where I create natural voltage on fishing lures. Throughout my learning curve I have discovered that some metals, depending on their makeup, will actually repel fish. My first clue was about 5 yrs ago when I sent some of my anodes to a friend in Ontario for ice fishing perch. Instead of attaching the anode to his lure metals and creating a galvanic cell, he attached the anode up the line 2 ft like a split shot weight (same size). There was a group if 6 in a circle. For the first half of the day, he never caught any. The guys on either side of him caught very little and the 3 furthest away had decent catches. At mid day, he removed the anode and all catches were equal after that. This has nagged me ever since. Now, we have all heard, or experienced, something like; "My old boat fished way better than my new one", or, "I can't catch fish unless I have 150 ft of line out". Being a career west coast salmon troller, I had a pretty good idea of what it took to make a boat 'fishy'. What I didn't know was just how extremely sensitive fish are to seemingly small differences. My own curiosity led me to learn more about this phenomenon. Last summer I advertised free help to those with suspect boats. This offer was so I could add more scenarios to my data base and to improve my understanding of 'why'. I had a surprising number of responses from owners of both aluminum and glass boats, in both fresh and salt water. In all cases, the reason that a boat is fishy or not is based on the boat's electric signature in water. You may think that the signature won't be felt a long distance by fish. You would be wrong. On Canada's west coast, we very often fish for chinook salmon at depths of 200 ft or more. When a boat here is giving off a 'nasty' signature, you won't catch fish even at those depths and beyond. I recently did 2 tv episodes on Nice Fish. Near the end of the second show, I measured the hull voltage beside the boat and then strung out 150' of wire with a reader probe attached to a float. The voltage reading out there was almost the same as beside the boat. If a boat does have a negative signature, this can quite easily be reversed and modified. This applies right down to a car topper aluminum skiff. I am still hoping to expand my knowledge, so if any forum members would like my assistance, post your problems in reply, so other members might benefit. If you are shy, send a pm. P.S. I made up some mini tuners this winter and sent them to ice fishermen. The first report was that the user outfished his 3 buddies on perch by 1 1/2 times, even after swapping holes with all of them. So, even my anodes can have 'jekyll or hyde' influences. By themselves, they can repel fish. By being attached to the right metals, they attract fish. Your boat metals will do the same thing. Al
  26. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is looking to save the Michigan Clean Water Corps, a program that’s kept an eye on inland lake and stream quality since 1974. Read the full story by the Great Lakes Echo. View the full article
  27. The U.S. and Canada have only eight chemicals on the list of “Chemicals of Mutual Concern” but thousands have still not been evaluated. Read and listen to the full story by WDET – Detroit, MI. View the full article
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