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  1. When the Thermocline develops, the bait hangs just above that level, the Predators will be most active early and late, and during Full moon phase during the late morning, try splitting between the colder deep water, and the warmer water right at or slightly above the Thermocline. Kings like it cold, Coho and Steelhead tolerate warmer water, and when you have the conditions we currently have surface temps below 60 degrees try the top 20 feet with spoons and body baits troll around 3.5 to 4 mph and you can really do with the Steelhead. You will hook a lot and lose at least 30%.

  2. I run a 31' Chris Craft, twin 454 inboards, I run 2 48" bags when trolling on 1 motor, and can get down to .5mph. bigger bags, you can get higher rpms, and control better. If you are running an autopilot, it will make everything more stable. I use the MinnKota sock, be sure to come to a full out of gear stop when deploying, and when retrieving the sock.

  3. I have all 3 the new one has some really good information for more advanced fishermen. Dan also points out the experience is the best teacher, learn your area, fish the active fish. Kings are active early and late in the warmer thermocline, and during other periods at temps from 42 to 48 degrees. The most intriguing information was the link he gave for lake currents.

  4. It is still for sale, it is listed thru POP Yachts.com, at $19500, I will sell it thru this site for $15000 firm includes all tackle slip for the remainder of 2015, the electronics are inclhttp://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_143419727113210&key=e1286eb9814cf594eba20351fe108b50&libId=iauzzh9r01002jq7000DAh2napv9v&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greatlakesfisherman.com%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D37002&v=1&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popyachts.com%2FView%2F63820&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greatlakesfisherman.com%2Fforums%2Fforumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D65&title=1984%20Chris%20Craft%20316%20Commander%20-%20Great%20Lakes%20Fisherman&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.viglink.com%2Fapi%2Fclick%3Fformat%3Dgo%26amp%3Bjsonp%3Dvglnk_14341972711309%26amp%3Bkey%3De1286eb9814cf594eba20351fe108b50%26amp%3BlibId%3D...

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    uded. Humminbird 858.cdi, 4 walker downriggers Fishawk X4, , Toughbook with GPS chartplotter. 20 rods 24 reels, all baits. 4 TX44 planers and 10 walleye boards and more.

  5. Martin, try the St Joe city launch, you will never have water over the docks and they have a great cleaning station. $5 parking fee, but well worth it. On a different note, my friend Doug Wiggins (Sports Widow Charters) called me @ 2 pm Thursday, he had just finished his morning trip, ended up with 27 for 30, 20 of which were coho, the balance were Lakers and Steelhead. 200 FOW on a temp break in the top 60 Feet. Blue bubble fly behind a blue and white spin doc. The rest were on small spoons. He said all of the fish were full of Alewives, and that the alewives were of all sizes from fingerlings to full size.

  6. Struggled to get 2 fish today, 12# King on Walker deeper diver set on 1 out 150, with a stinger modified coyote spoon, and a 5# Steelhead on a 10 color with the same spoon, we started south of the Junk Cars in 80 and trolled north northwest to 130, Had a huge rip in a 3 color with a stinger orange killer that went down, and caught the 6 color and 10 color that were on that side of the boat. Kind of a big mess but we had the skunk off the boat. Waves were 1 to 2 when we left the pier and 2 to 4 coming in . Water is still 44 degrees at 55' down. We really struggled with the cottonwood seed today, hope that is done soon. Our speed varied with the waves but 2.5 at the ball seemed the best.

  7. I've released about 20 shaker kings this year and they've been about a 50/50 mix of clipped and natural fish. These are the fish that were planted or smolted last spring.

    Usually we don't see them until June on the tail end of the spring kings. I've caught more shakers this spring than I do most seasons in totality.

    I'm with you Kevin. Lots of juvenile fish if we let em grow up.

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    Well we left the slip @ 6:30, set up just south in 65 FOW, marked a ton of bait and fish in there, started a SW troll, setup included 3 color, 4 color, 5color, 6 color and 2 10 color rigs dipsy on 1 out 80 and 100, riggers at 35 46 and 2 on the bottom with fixed sliders.

    First fish was on the 10 color 6#King spoon was a stinger lemonlime. next we got a nice king on rigger down 46 stinger orange killer. Then it went dead. Decided finally at 10:30 to go back to where we were last sunday. Trolled south in 77 to 85 FOW and found some cooperative Kings. First one was on a 10 color with a stinger glow Christmas, then one of the fixed sliders with pink panties spoon went. Both Kings around 15# While landing the 2 fish a third went on 4 color, and we had our first Laker of the day (only one too) on a stinger Orange Killer. Last of the 6 we ended up with was on a 300 copper with a Stingray lemon lime glow. Not bad for a day when the Charter boats were struggling too.

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    Mike(Supertramp)Chamberlin

    Boat SILVERKING

    Port of St Joseph

    Fish count 2015

    Kings 17

    Coho 17

    Steelhead 3

    Lake Trout 26

    Brown Trout

    Total 69

    Trips 7

  9. Today I was with Dennis Neidlinger, former owner of Pro King lures, he passed on the news that his twin Brother Ken( Silverking) Neidlinger has passed. Ken was a pioneer in the fishery at St.Joe, and even if you did not care for his manners, he was one of the best dirty water fishermen I have ever met. He Charted for over 40 years, both on the big lake and on the St Joe river for steelhead. He was truly a great fisherman, and his video series helped a lot of new comers to get started. I am now the owner of his boat Silverking. Ken suffered from dementia in the last few years of his life, and Passed last Thursday peacefully.

  10. Well we left the slip @ 6:30, set up just south in 65 FOW, marked a ton of bait and fish in there, started a SW troll, setup included 3 color, 4 color, 5color, 6 color and 2 10 color rigs dipsy on 1 out 80 and 100, riggers at 35 46 and 2 on the bottom with fixed sliders.

    First fish was on the 10 color 6#King spoon was a stinger lemonlime. next we got a nice king on rigger down 46 stinger orange killer. Then it went dead. Decided finally at 10:30 to go back to where we were last sunday. Trolled south in 77 to 85 FOW and found some cooperative Kings. First one was on a 10 color with a stinger glow Christmas, then one of the fixed sliders with pink panties spoon went. Both Kings around 15# While landing the 2 fish a third went on 4 color, and we had our first Laker of the day (only one too) on a stinger Orange Killer. Last of the 6 we ended up with was on a 300 copper with a Stingray lemon lime glow. Not bad for a day when the Charter boats were struggling too.

  11. Sorry to hear you're selling out

    Just got used to Capt. Kenny not being at the helm. It's going to be hard figuring "Who's-On-First"

    Martin

    Yeah, I will probably get a trailerable rig, but this boat is really an awesome fishing machine. Working auto pilot updated electronics, lots of rod holders, 4 walker tournament pro downriggers, 25 rod and reel combos including leadcore, 300 coppers, dipsy rigs both power pro and wire, all of the tackle, too much to list. All for $15K.

  12. This boat is still for sale, price reduced to $15,000 includes all tackle, and slip @ Brians Marina in ST JOE for the season. Call Mike Chamberlin 269 929 4221 for a showing and test drive. Will include a trip out on the lake and fishing for a serious buyer.

  13. Mike when you say Mountain Dew echip, are you talking about the white blade with Mtn Dew tape, or the Mtn Dew blade with either pearl or Mtn Dew tape? Seems there are a few different options and I've always wondered which is being referred to by most...if it even matters to the fish that is.

    Mtn dew blade with mtn dew tape. Ken Neidlinger turned me onto that after I made a couple of flies for him.

    Sadly Ken is now in an adult foster care facility, his dementia has completely taken him.

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