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  1. Yeah I'd like to have his bad day, too.

    Any time you want to go out of St. Joe, your are welcome to join us. We fish Tuesdays and Sundays with some holiday weekends spread in there. Not sure when we will splash in 2016, but later than normal as we are having some repairs done first, getting the aft decks re paired, and new bottom paint. PM me here if you want to fish. We do ask for some help with fuel as the boat is expensive to run, we burn about 20 to 25 gallons on a short day inshore, but can burn up to 90 gals. if we run offshore to 200 or more.

  2. Supertramp, I'd love to have your bad days. :)


    I have been fishing St Joe for 40 years, and I run a big boat 31' Chris, our minimum spread is 12 rods, I have a Chart plotter gps , a big screen graph, Fishawk, and auto pilot. It is not fair to compare. I fish 1 port, and I was at one time a Charter Boat Captain. Now we fish for fun. You do just fine, I would love to have you join us next spring for a day out of the Joe. Jon Marvin was out with me this spring, and Darkmind fishes with me often.

  3. My King and Coho totals were way down, my Lake Trout totals and Steelhead totals were up. We did not get to fish the Brown bite early and only got a couple. My fish per trip count was down too. Last year we averaged 12 per trip this year we struggled to average 7 to 8. We were down from over 180 fish to just 97 for the year. We also did not fish as much. Wasn't on the lake from June 16 to Aug 4.

  4. Fellas the reason the J plug type harness is there is so if you have a leader or line break the plug body will float up. Everytime I see someone put a snap or a swivel on the bead chain on a plug I know they have never read the instructions on the package as to how to set up the plug. 3 to 4 ft leader tied directly to the bead chain and a snap to a loop at the line end. They don't spin, they swim. The Ace Hi is a semi copy of the old Canadian Grizzly plug just doesn't swim as wide.

  5. Sea Foam is a Gas stabilizer, and u should not run it in your crank case. BOAT+ break out another thousand. Take the boat to a qualified Marine Mechanic, you will never regret having your boat serviced properly. It is a safety issue. If you are ever stranded by a failed drive system, you will also want to be a member of BOAT US, they run TOW BOAT, AND THE COST OF A MEMBER SHIP IS LESS THAN 50 BUCKS, A TOW COSTS A MINIMUM OF $500. 1 call and you get towed to the marina. Be safe out there above all. Cutting corners is dangerous.

  6. Sunday was a slow day on the SilverKing, took a young family out, The Tuhacek family and Mike Merling. We left the slip @ 8:30, and fished south to the Dunes. Took 2 Lake Trout, an 11 year old fought the big one, 25# on the pocket scale, and he was stoked. The next was an 8 year old on a kind of team deal on another laker. By noon it was so hot the kids wanted to go swimming, so that ended the day. Monday left the slip @ 6AM and set lines in 75 Fow trolling south into the supposed 1 footers. After we got set up we had a rip on a 10 color, fish took the board under and the backer broke lost the board the fish and the 10 color. right after that we had a rip on a 300 copper, drug in someone else's copper, got their spoon, and a part of a rod. Got reset and deep rigger with a Trash can and spin n glo fired, Nice 6# coho, didn't have that one in the net and another rigger fired, Nice 10# King, Just netted that one and another rigger strike on a Pro King purple ladderback spoon. Reset and turned to go with the waves, and one of the guys got sick. So we pulled lines @ 8:30. Nice temp break down 55, and there is cold water on the botton, 65 down I found 41 degree water. 55 down it was 46 and @ 49 feet it was 55 degrees. I want to thank the Marine forecast for their accurate prediction 1 to 2 turned into 3 to 5.

  7. 6 for 8 out of the Joe this morning. All fish inside of 80', cold water down 60 a perfect 45 degrees. 3 kings all mature fish, 1 coho about 9#and 2 lakers. lake trout on riggers down 58'UV echip 8" paddle with a home tied blue bubble fly., Kings on wire Deeper diver 125, out 150 with modified Blue Dolphin Stingray, the others were on 5 color with Pro King Oil Slick, Marking lots of bait up high, and a lot of fish. Big spoons were the ticket, 10 color and 5 colors of leadcore. No hits on the 300 cu. Good morning for a full moon period.

  8. John:

    Welcome to the site, where are you located, and we have guys always open to riders on fishing trips. I personally run a 31' Chris Craft Commander and usually have open seats when we go out. We fish out of St. Joseph. You can contact me here if you are interested we fish most Sundays and Tuesdays, weather permitting. Again welcome aboard.

  9. Pulled out of the slip @ 5:30, started setting lines @ 5:55 in 80 FOW 5 and 6 colors . 10 color lead core, 2 300 coppers, all with stinger magnum modified blue dolphin and green dolphin. First 5 color fired before I had the 2nd rod set. The rest of the set up was 4 riggers set from the bottom up 56' 2 wire deeper divers set on 1 out 100 and 120. Fish came on both the 5 and 6 colors, the port 10 color and the coppers. Port downrigger with a 1 color SWR, and stbd rigger with a 2 color SWR both took fish. No hits on the tin can dodger and spin n glo. Ended the day with 11 for 14, 1 nice steelhead lost at the net when It got into another rigger line and the captain messed up and netted the hook.(oops). Fish count was 3 kings, 2 Lakers 1 coho and 5 Kings. We did release on shaker. Not bad for the first trip since June 14. Thanks to Andy (Darkmind) His step dad and his buddy. My pal Dick Beatty and Dave. We finished @ 11:50 with a nice box of fish. The one thing I did was go to an all spoon presentation, and it worked pretty well. Temp break was from 57 to 66 down depending on the depth of water.

  10. I tie my own Flies, the size of the flasher makes a big difference on the length of the leader. For a standard Spin Doctor I usually like an 18" leader, if running a fly off a trash can shorter is often better, about 2x the length of the dodger. If you are running 11" Paddles or Magnum Spin Docs longer leads work well. Most commercially packaged flies are already the correct length. put on a swivel or a snap and u are ready to fish.

  11. Big warm water influxes, in particular with the grand I think are helping to congregate bait with the extra cold water this year. We couldn't find water warmer than 53deg last week unless we were in and around the mud in GH it seemed.

    The ideal temps for Kings is not 52 to55 degrees, it is 43 to 48 degrees, We have decreased plants, and the returns are reflecting that decrease, wait until 2017, 2018 it is going to get worse not better. St Joe plants down for 250K to 48K fingerlings this year. 1 way to help is to set a minimum size for kings of 18", that will save those 12" fish I see being butchered at the cleaning stations, and that the Charter captain when asked replied well they are paying to catch fish not put them back. Good old school thinking will take away all our fisheries.

  12. 31' Chris Craft Commander, twin 454's usually about 30 gallons for a full day of fishing. In St. Joe we have to run a bit farther than up the lake, usually 5 to 10 miles out of the harbor and troll for 6 to 8 hours. If u have to worry about gas costs, u can't afford it. My rig only burns 93 octane alcohol free Marine gas, 3.89 at the marina. We usually use about 120 to 150 dollars of gas. Everyone pitches in or they don't get asked back.

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