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  2. Awesome info thanks everyone for sharing...Think next time out were headed for deeper water....Love fighting tail dancing steelhead...
  3. Worked 40-50 first hr tonight. Marked bait and fish no takers minus huge sheaphead. Turned west. Marked alot of fish with only one laker on a 200 copper.
  4. Yesterday
  5. Thanks for the info and for reaching out to them for more info. This certainly does help us all! Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  6. Thought I'd throw this thread in here since it only affects Lake Michigan Waters. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is placing temporary, 24 hour gill nets from Manistee to Grand Haven. There were some set in Ludington on June 12 in 100 - 130 fow and 150 - 170 fow. They are graded mesh gill nets to assess fish species and size. Typically trying to locate whitefish and lakers. I thought I would post this here since the tribe doesn't like their nets getting damaged we don't like getting our gear stuck in them. Sure would be nice if their buoys had lights on them or we had GPS coordinates and a heads up on when and where the nets will be placed. I've reached out to the tribe about net locations and timing and if I hear anything back I'll post it here.
  7. Last week
  8. We found a ton of good size kings out in 250 feet plus last Summer. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  9. The kings were being found offshore mid summer last year.
  10. Are you saying you also find those kings out deep or steelhead only? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  11. Exactly, head out deep on those calm days and focus on steelhead. We did that last Friday in front of Grand Haven and found large and aggressive steelhead out there and that was only in 180 FOW. I’m sure we would have kept finding them if we headed even deeper. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  12. Last year the fish were offshore and north. Guys who could make it out 15+ miles were finding fish. That's too far for me, even if the weather is perfect. I'll be looking for kings last 2 weeks of July in the Holland area in 140-250. If I can't find any, I'll move north. It might be a good idea to focus on steelhead right now, considering the surface temps are cooler still. Orange spoons up high, and then run 1 to 2 lines deeper for kings.
  13. I think it's just that time of year. They start schooled up, it seems easy, then next thing you know they scatter and it's hit and miss. Hopefully we get a good showing in late July and August because 2017 was insanity but last year was a goose egg. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  14. Has auto stop, ball cradle with dual rod holders, and swivel base. It's in great shape. Not left on the boat when not in use. It was a 3 Rd rigger so it wasn't used a lot. $400 plus shipping. Pair of cannon universal swivel bases $100
  15. We were out by port sheldon yesterday radio was quite very few boats out. 2-5 270-280FOW.
  16. Fished out of Saugatuck, and in 60 to 120 fow of water both days. Really slow, but good weather and calm yesterday. Nice days to be out fishing, but fish seemed scattered. As well as the boats. Plus, for some reason out of Holland and Saugatuck nobody ever has their radios on, or just dont like to respond. Because its nearly impossible to get a report when your headed out!!!Other then that meat rigs and spoons from 30 to 65 down we fished. Only 2 fish to show in both days. Surface temps vary, and for the most part its around 50 to 47 degrees down 45. Marked some bait and trout. Not sure, other then headed out further next time. But water is cold close in still. Real cold. Get pockets of colder temps all over. Had 2 good weeks of fishing then poof. Anyway that just makes it sweeter when you really hammer them. If anyone has done good in the area respond? Its all about the info!! The Mary Gail
  17. Double up the sauce though. https://pin.it/nwchzfvxvoqogc Sent from my LG-Q710AL using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  18. Just burned up a motor pulling too much weight. But, that might have happened after the cannonballs crossed and one rigger pulled up both cannonnalls. I can't remember...it was a couple of years ago. I am getting old. That was the only issue. I just remembered the comment he made and wanted to share it. It was the cannon service center in Muskegon. Sent from my LG-Q710AL using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  19. What problems have you had with your riggers?
  20. He was repairing my Cannon 5 when he made the comment. I like them too though. Sent from my LG-Q710AL using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  21. Well that kind of sucks I got 18 lb weights. I hope I dont kill them. The riggers have a soft stop and start built in. Very happy so far cannon 5s is what I got. My daughter will be using them mostly.
  22. I run 19 pound shark cannonballs. I run the standard cannon downrigger terminal kit. I also include a rubber shock absorber link (like a big snubber or two) above my weight. This makes the starting and stopping a little more forgiving on your gear, especially if you have fast riggers. By the way, my cannon repair guy says don't believe the 20 pound rating. Technically it can pull that weight, bit you will ultimately burn up your motor doing it. I offer a little manual assistance when my riggers pull up my heavy weights. Sent from my LG-Q710AL using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  23. I use the “Klincher Downrigger Termination Kit”. I use 15lb balls and a Fish Hawk as well. I will be moving up to 20lb balls and I have no confidence issues with the Klincher. Seems to be very solid. Take your time getting it attached and you will know when you did it correctly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. OK Folks, I was able get a new set of riggers for my boat and they will support up to 20 lb weights. I run a fish hawk and am a little more freaked out as I am stepping up to heavier weights. What is the best way to terminate as I would hate to loose the probe but do understand that stuff does happen. I am trying to be proactive and do this the right way. Currently using cannon terminations. Have used crimps but I feel it messes with the cables true strength. I am prepared to get what it takes to do this right. Thanks to all who reply. Grizzly.
  25. We have used the Sams for the last two seasons and generally they have worked fine. I have noticed a few dive issues but nothing to the point of annoyance. The bigger problem is remembering how to wrap the braid to get the proper release. The wrap issue for me is by far the bigger issue...
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