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  1. Thanks; very nice. Look forward to season 6. My DVR is still all set to record. When is first episode on Pursuit Channel?
  2. I use them for my riggers, great rods, no problems; don't think they are stiff enough for dipsey use.
  3. If you need a mate this fall/winter give me a call or text; can go during week or week-ends. Dan cell 517-750-7452
  4. If I find a reel nice day may try S Haven 150-200+. Even though I'm retired from full time electrical engineering still working part time in fall/winter and maintaining my Professional Eng license in Michigan; and now Mich requires you take 30 hours of classes to keep it intact. So I right now I'm only half way through an online class so it will be tight to finish end of the month. But can prob squeeze in one more fishing day in. Otherwise, its winterize and take her for winter rest in inside cold storage n Sand Creek farm barn south of Adrian.
  5. Is fish cleaning station at S Haven launch still open? Also, what about rest rooms? I know in morning you had to have code to get into restrooms. Which is BS. If you buy season pass they give you code number but if daily fee you don't. Season guy gave it to us; think it was 1051 but not sure.
  6. Yeah Fishjay, on way over I was concerned about waves; when we left Cooke buoy had 4.6' and S Haven was 3.2; checked before we were to make turn onto 131 and Cooke had come down to 4.2; so since it was on way down we decided St Joe. at 95FOW it was little rougher than in closer but very fishable. For what it is worth, DNR creel guy at launch said this time of year go to 150-200' and you will kill them. Not so sure about that.
  7. Well, finished the season with another skunk; fished pier heads out to 95FOW; one trip on rigger but could have been fatigued rubber band; started out good 3-5s but in few hours was down to 2-3s. Wanted to try new Triailmaster bunk boat trailer I got week before in Indiana. Great tandem axle trailer; forgot that bunk trailers have to go into water a little deeper than roller ones. Only one other boat out and he packed it in around 10am.
  8. Thought this year was worse than last which was not very good; out of 15 trips or so we got skunked 3 times; kings down south in St Joe and S Haven were almost non-existent; did get 10 kings in Manistee in late August though; caught 17 kings of which only 3 had clipped fins, i.e. planted. Many a day laker or steelhead got the black n white kitty out of the box. Sad.
  9. Sometimes if the fish are spooky that day we'll run naked meat rig without a flasher, especially on copper and/or lead core.
  10. I use Capt John King's 10 " & 12" flashers ahead of my meat rigs.
  11. Joel That makes sense, running with oil all the time to me means big trouble, it's a fuel, not a lubricant. I run it in my gas tank all season and put two cans in my tank for winter. Like someone above said try some ethanol free gas, too.
  12. Ooooppppsss. Allen I guess I'm too late. Not only should you worry about length but diameter. When fishing deep, say past 90' or so you need to minimize rigger sway back. I use 12lb balls all the time n when I bought my Canon 10 riggers I replaced the cable with .024" diam, 7strand SS wire rope from Mc Master Carr. Think it is only about 7 cents a foot. I think I have 250' on each. Also, to further reduce swayback we use braided line on the riggers with a 40-50' mono leader. I use Cortland Spectron Blackspot 35# braid. I use this same braid on my dipseys. My two cents worth.
  13. Never got skunk out, fished 60-110Fow, spoons, meat, J plugs, flashers n flys, spin n glo/dodger for lakers. Had one release on chrone/blue/purple J plug 49' down on rigger but no one home. Beautiful day on the lake, 2-4s ended up 0-1s.
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