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in Michigan Waters Fishing Reports - Salmon and Trout
Posted July 20, 2008
Posted July 19, 2008
I fished Muskegon with Big Jack, RogerH69, and Priority1. We went 11 for 20 with some decent Kings. It was good to fish with 3 GLFers.
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I built some mounts so I could mount the planer mast. The side of the boat angles down 10 degrees and the side walls have a 15 degree taper. I do not have a problem building another set if you need a set. The rod holders are adjustable and can be adjusted everytime you go out. I have my Berts mounted directly not on the track system. I am changing the Berts to the Stinger rod holders. I am located in Montague Mi you can come look at it anytime you are close if you like. PM me if you would like to know more. I do know a place where the launcher can be bought for less than direct. Thanks Mike
Posted July 17, 2008
Count me in. I talked with Priority 1 and he will be here Friday evening ready to share some of his experience with me.
Posted July 10, 2008
Sign me up. Priority one and his friend will be fishing both days with me. Do I buy the lure from you or buy it from a local tackle shop? Thanks Mike
in Great Lakes Fishing Discussion
I heard on the marine radio tonight that there is an abandoned net in 163 fow just north of Muskegon. The fisherman gave coordinates but I did not find a pen quick enough.
The net holders carry the nets while trolling and under power great. It is a learning experience the first few times getting the net to land a fish but I have it under control now after a few fishing trips. Might change the hold down knobs to standard allen screws once I am sure of the rod holder placement. The net likes to get caught on the handles. Priority One I am looking forward to seeing some of your tricks for the Dreamweaver challange. I have been catching some nice kings and steelhead the last couple weeks.
Posted July 9, 2008
I fished Saturday morning out of Muskegon. For a 20 foot boat it fishes quit well. I really think I would like a 27 Amberjack like GLF but I have never fished on an Amberjack and the cost of gas is getting expensive with my single 305 I can only imagine twins. Might bite the bullet next year though. I was told Sunny Beach out of Whitehall was calling me on Saturday night. Fishing mornings this week in preperation for the Cabelas shoot out. New to tournaments but plan on giving it my best shot. Still short 1 person so I might have to take my son or daughter so I can run 9 rods.
Posted July 8, 2008
THIS IS MY SALMON FISHING BOAT. I HAVE A GREAT LAKES PLANERS ROCKET LAUNCHER, 3 BIG JON ELECTRIC DOWNRIGGERS AND 1 CANNON DIGI TROLL. I HAVE 4 BERTS ROD HOLDERS FOR DIPSEYS AND AN ELECTRIC BIG JON PLANER MAST MOUNTED ON THE BOW. I USE A CANNON SPEED N TEMP FOR FINDING THERMALCLINES AND HAVE A BOTTOM LINE TOURNAMENT MASTER GRAPH. I FISH COPPER, LEAD CORE, DIPSEYS (WIRE AND BRAIDED) AND MY DOWNRIGGERS DEPENDING ON HOW MANY ARE ABOARD. CAN NOT SPEAK WELL ENOUGH ABOUT THAT ROCKET LAUNCHER I BOUGHT FROM FALCON. THE BOAT IS A 1979 TIARA OVERNIGHTER 2000.
Posted June 10, 2008
Definately got my attention. Couple guys at work told me they would have thrown the pole in the water as oppossed to getting shocked. It was on a Talora rod and a Convector 55 so that was out of the question. I wanted to fish tonight but looked a little too gloomy and a chance of another thunder boomer so I passed. I will give report next time I venture out. Definately if strange things start to happen like reels humming pack it up and fish another day. Mike
Posted June 9, 2008
Fished this afternoon for a short while. I set my lead out on one side and copper on the other. Put the first rigger down 91 foot with a slider. Caught three fish before I could get another rigger set. All came on a Fishlander that was orange with spots and was the slider mentioned above. Before I could set it out again my reels were vibrating or humming. I would touch them and get what I thought was a static shock. I pulled them in with the last one shocking me the whole time of retrieval. The lake must have had some electricity in it. I did not see any lightning but it was quite a storm by the time I got to the dock. Never had this happen before. I think it would have been a great day if I could have fished for more than an hour. Caught these fish in 100 foot of water north of the twin dunes.
Anyone ever have this happen before? I better check the weather not just the lake forecast from now on.
in General Discussion
Posted May 27, 2008
Orange Killer was the best for me it took 4 on a core and a half. 1 with the Blue machine on a rigger deep, 2 on Area 51 on full copper, 2 with the Killer blue dolphin, 2 undersize Lakers with Craigs x mas running on a rigger deep and Corys Bait took one on a full copper with a dive bomb.Good lure package just could not find a legal laker or steelhead. Plan on doing again next year.
in Boats for Sale
Posted May 11, 2008
I saw a caravan dual axle roller trailer for a 24 foot boat in Twin lake Mi. The number is 616-481-3454 and the price is $1700.
Fished for a 4.5 hours Saturday. I started dropping lines in 120 fow and caught a 7.8 pound king on a Stinger NBK 100 down in 135 fow. Trolled out to 150 and turned back to shore. Then caught a 6.3lb laker in 107 fow on a full copper using a Stinger Shrimp. Then trolled out to 325 fow with no bites and marked very few fish. Turned back to shore watching the temps moving the rigger up and down. Temp was pretty consistant at 38 to 38.5 200 and up. On the radio most were fishing the 150fow to 100fow. Temp 100 down in 150 was 43.1.
Posted May 5, 2008
I am interested in fishing your tournament. Perhaps Priority 1 can tag along with me. Thanks Mike
Posted April 20, 2008
I went out Saturday. Did not get any hits trolling the beach. The water temp was 50. I started trolling out to the deeper water and found alot of fish between 165 and 220 depth. Most fish were on the surface and some where 150 down. I ran 1/2 core and set two rggers 165 down. My half core caught two cohos. My riggers caught one Chinook. The temp at 140 down according to my probe was 46. Water temp at 200 was 37 so take a coat I only had a spring jacket and like to froze. Came in because it was a little to chilly for my friends.
in Salmon Pro's Connection
I have used inline boards and a mast. I prefer the mast. I run 4 poles off each board. I found the Larivick releases work good for attaching the lines together. Do not use braided line for backer it will pull out to easy. Run the deeper ones toward the boat. I run copper closest to the boat and 1/4 core furthest. Most important thing is use you core away from other boats and have someone that can drive fairly straight will setting them all up. Once settup not a problem if you drive like a drunken sailor. I have done this for a couple years and have only had a couple that have tangled. Then just cut it and re tie. After catching a fish just let it out the back and the ri attach to your planer line.
Posted April 18, 2008
I did not get out. My boat did not get done. I have it in to get the alignment checked so I do not loose a coupler. I would have initually targeted browns and steelhead in the shallow water. If that was not productive I would have went to the deep water and targeted Steelhead, Chinook and Cohos. Cohos are in the deeper waters out of Muskegon and Whitehall. We do not get many in shallow for spawning though.
Posted April 17, 2008
If you want steelhead or browns stay in close to shore. I always have real good luck this time of year in 300 to 350 fow trolling with half core and riggers 150 down. I can do that and get a limit almost everytime in April and May. I am planning on fishing out of Whitehall tomorrow. I will be on channel 68. just in time
in Saginaw Bay Fishing Reports - Walleye
Posted March 22, 2008
I fish salmon with a mast set up. I run lead core and copper off the big boards. To run multiple inline boards some are way out there and the lead and copper are already enough to reel in any way. I have both but for the most part always run my big boards off my mast. Personal preferance is all i have never noticed an advantage with either. My mast is a Big Jon electric and it is alot easier for me is all.
Posted March 16, 2008
I would like to fish the Stinger tournament. Please email me the waiver and address for payment. Thanks Mike