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  1. Morning Ryan; I have a 2006 Yamaha 115 and have been interested in this concept for awhile. I asked my tech guy that has been doing all of my electronics and he wasn't familiar with the system. My console unit is a Humminbird 898. I have a the iLink and and also the hub with an extra spot. Is it an option for my set up? Thanks for posting. Paul C.
  2. This company is Michigan based. I switched to this agent last year. No claims and hopefully never do, and I'm not sure if they do charters or not, but would guess they do. Bob is a fisherman and certainly is knowledgeable of the fishing industry. Here is a link to a short video: Bob's Insurance Education Video - A Must View This video will give you a better understanding on your boat insurance needs and coverages. It is definitely worth checking out. http://youtu.be/YR4khS6AG4k Here is another link with some more info: http://www.walleyecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148090 Good luck. Paul C.
  3. Wish you the very best. Spent 28 years working for MSP and it was usually never good when direction came down from Lansing. Wonder if they were getting complaints from local Michigan Charter Captains? Its not like you guys were trying to beat the state out of any revenue or anything, just a catch 22. Sorry you got caught up in government ineptness. Unfortunately sometimes its becoming the norm with upper management. Hopefully Wally can show the court the error of the government logic. I may have missed it in the comments, but do Michigan Charter Captains operating in Indiana have the same problems? Good luck. Paul C.
  4. Thanks for posting Scott. We did the skunk the week before last. Not sure what is going on. Two years ago the Coho were so thick it was a hoot, last year, did good on Kings early. This year we have caught 8 fish. Strange. Paul C.
  5. Thanks Dave, I don't use the small Church boards so wasn't sure. I had gotten all the way to putting in my debit card number to Frank's store and then thought I'd better check. Again, a big THANKS. Paul C.
  6. Frank, would this replace those cheesy pins on the TX-44's? too. The picture looked like the smaller Church boards so wasn't sure. Thanks. Paul C.
  7. We went out yesterday for 4 hours or so of fishing. Got NOTHING! We tried several variations of Thin Fins, my favorite red one too. We also tried peanut flies behind little red dodgers and a blue flasher fly combo as well. Had 8 lines out. We worked the mud line, saw one net come out while we were there, and then trolled south to the junk cars, zig zagging into that 10 foot to 20 foot water. Not a bite. Be careful with the river, depending on where you launch. The DNR ramp does have the docks in which makes it handy, but stay tight to the boat slips going out. It will make since when you get there. Some are using the St. Joe Launch and one will need to be careful with shallow water there too I understand, but I don't use that one. Hope you find some. We were quite pathetic yesterday. Didn't mark anything either but did manage to pick up some very bright green, rich looking moss while trolling through the river plume. Catch a bunch! Paul C.
  8. Thanks for the report. Pretty great fishery over there for sure. Paul C.
  9. Morning Tony, The glasses are just over the counter, no prescription needed. I think Costa offers a 1.75 and a 2.5 bifocal. Can't get them in the 580 glass though, as far as I know. Here is a link for some similar to what I bought. http://www.ej-sunglasses.com/Sunglasses/Costa-Del-Mar-Harpoon-C-Mate/Costa-Del-Mar-Harpoon-C-Mate-HR-10-DAP-175 Sorry, don't have the reps name. I think what I'd do is go to a store selling the Costa's and find the right frame for you and then just order with the bifocals. It is very convenient to be able to see, its like turning on a light! Have fun looking. Paul C.
  10. Morning Dave, I finally broke down and bought some good glasses, told my wife as a retirement gift to me, two years ago. I bought the COSTA's with the 580 glass. I really like them. Comfortable and as we all know, vision is so precious I wanted to make sure I protected my eyes. Fast forward a year. Was at the D and R Sports Center fishing open house and a Costa sales rep was there with his display. Tried and ordered a set of Costa's with 1.75 bifocal lenses. They have become my favorite glasses because I can actually see to tie on a hook. Did take awhile to get used to the bifocal though. I've read that all lenses are the same by some "experts" and all lenses are made at the same place, etc. Don't know if that is true or not but the frames and glasses have been perfect. Oh, and I'll be very sad when I lose a pair because they are pricey. And I did invest in a Lanyard to keep them hanging around my neck because as noted earlier, getting older which means, well, you know.............. Have fun shopping. Paul C. PS.........E.J. 's Sunglasses does have great web prices sometimes.
  11. Morning All Just an FYI, had to go down to St. Joe yesterday and checked the DNR launch across from Tackle Haven in Benton Harbor. Docks are still not in. Not sure why. As I get older I certainly appreciate a good dock. The ladder on the concrete wall not so much. Stay safe. Paul C.
  12. Thanks for the report Ed, we were out Friday and went almost to Cook, but I didn't want to drive through the ice. We trolled all the way back and picked up 3. Martemucci's report on the forum was our trip. He left out, I picked up a 9.6 pound, male walleye on a red thin fin. First walleye ever on Lake Michigan for me. Getting close. Paul C.
  13. Not sure on the water depths at the DNR launch, but the docks are not in as of Monday. Water didn't look any lower then last fall on the ramp itself, but hard to tell. Paul C.
  14. Thanks for the Link Ed, shows I got mine. Now if we only knew what the license structure was going to be so I can get all of my licenses..... Paul C.
  15. Every time Frank posts a picture of his boats I think they are pretty nice. (Hewes Craft) Not sure if there are any used ones though to get into your price range. Mine is an open 18 footer and we freeze in the spring/fall/winter and bake in the summer. I understand your urge to upgrade. Happy looking. Paul C.
  16. This one posted by Mushy's Dad caught the most fish for my boat last summer. Paul C
  17. Not much for the docking but certainly close to a launch. Sterling State Park actually has full hook ups too. Only two parks in the whole State I think with the full hookups. Paul C.
  18. I sent an email to the new publisher with my name/address and asked them if I was still a subscriber. Was assured I'm good through June and the new addition should be mailed out soon. They had a really quick response too! (Probably 'cause I told them I knew Dave!). Paul C.
  19. Hi Dave Thanks for the update. I'm signed up for Holland. Paul C.
  20. I've been drooling over the Trax Techs for a few years now. Struggling with the price though. A friend has the Big Jon's on his 17 Aluma Craft and I'm quite impressed with the line separation while trolling. I like the idea of mounting them into tracks vs individual Big Jon mounting blocks. My boat is all Bert's so far so I will probably go with the Bert's trees for consistency when I buy, but wonder about the lack of adjustment on the Bert's. Have fun buying. Paul C.
  21. I changed insurance this summer as well. I did go with Bob and couldn't be more pleased. Now I'm hopeful I'll never have a claim. He has a good video on the Walleye Central web site that explains a lot about insurance. Paul C.
  22. Sure is a gorgeous fishery for sure. The fish are amazing. Glad you found some Ed. Paul C.
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