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  1. Well I have been out of it lately....

    Lost my best friend last year on the first day of the year,lost my step father in April, Lost my job in June, Lost My sister in Nov, Lost my father In March.

    Whats next.........

    But here is my trip to Fort Myers in Jan. I put together a 21 min video of the catches......btw the very first cast in the Gulf Of Mexico I landed a 34 lb red fish....:eek:



  2. Shot this from North Point ,Winthrop Harbor.

    its 11 mins long and very interesting how Lake Michigan can turn on you quick.

    20 minutes after the fish was caught and all poles in, we fought 5-7 foot waves head on for three miles to the marina.

    First time in the 17.5 ft Osprey Tuffy and it handled it like a pro.

    The 150 merc efi had no problem either.Set the rpm's at 2200 and left it with no throttling involed.


  3. Had a great Fri,Sat, and Sunday out on the lake for some tastie perch.

    Caught a bunch o perch each day. Freezer is stocked and ready for more next week.

    The perch spawed out in chicago just from Friday to Sunday(no eggs today out of 54 perch) The males never got messy on the boat but did see some when fileting.....

    My son also got 3lb SM on Friday night

    A few pics than off to a nice steak dinner with the family......







  4. Just signed on to the board, and was hoping to get some information about fishing on lake Michigan.

    I have lived in the gulf coast all of my life - fishing bays and offshore. I currently run a 26' Sea Cat Long range. It is great for this part of the gulf where we get lots of chop - 2 - 4 foot seas on 5 - 6 second periods. We do some trolling - mostly for billfish or wahoo - and use downrigger occassionally, and drift for bottom fish (snapper and grouper).

    We will be moving to Chicago (out near Oswego most likely) and am considering bringing the boat.

    I am interested in any info that can help:

    1. Are there locations on the water/in a sling to store the boat? What do slip fees run?

    2. Are there dry storage or stacks available, and what do they run?

    3. Is my cat suited for fishing on lake michigan? I have looked at the marine forecasts and see wave height, but no info on the periods.

    4. What kind of season exists for the targeted species?

    I am a member of a similar board in Houston (2coolfishing.com), and have always gotten good advice when needed - hoping to find the same here.



    Welcome to the site Guy 3.

    Lets see , to do some salmon fishing on the big pond I would recomend North Point Marina. Slips there range from 2000 and up for the year . I have no clue if there is a waiting list also .

    Here is the link http://www.npmonline.com/

    Next i would go to Waukengan Harbor.


    I know it might be a drive from your house but the fishing is best there all year .

    Good Luck


  5. Went out of North Point for the first time this year and went 13-13.

    Headed out to 120 fow water and started setting rods. First thing that happen was the kicker quit on me :mad: . Than the fish started hitting....

    Never had a double but it was a constant flow. 11 cohos and 2 nice kings.

    Hot ticket for me was a OO red /green and gold fly set with a 5/8oz weight,back 40 feet.Also a white plastic/with a LBB fly set on rigger at 60 feet which took 4 cohos. Hot spoon was a copper stinger monkey puke and a green stinger monkey puke and a Hey Baby



  6. 95th is at the Illinois/Indiana boarder. Near the STATE LINE power house.

    Inland Steel? Pastrick?

    The southwest corner of the lake,you know the other side..Yeah thats it ....the other side LOL

    As we speak all the lures are coming off the poles and rigging for "LIVE" bait for the annual "Rockfish/Striper" trip.Only 8 more rods to go!!!!!!!!

    Here are some pic's for years past.........



    Here is a instructional video for all you folks never seen it in action.This one is only 21 mb :D



  7. Well here is the first report.

    Went 6-8 with in 3 hrs of trolling inside the break wall at 95th st. Set lines just after 7 am . The hot spoon was copper stinger monkey puke(scorpion) off a rigger set at 9 ft in 20ish fow. Speed was at 1.9-2.0 kts. That rigg took 3 fish. Also was hit a dr death,monkey puke,and wild thing(north point nailer,this spoon has out produce fish 3-1). 4 cohos and 2 small browns.The water temp was at 50 with simi clear waters.I went out with my son for few hours before we head down south for some striper action. Got home and took everything out of the boat for the trip south.


  8. Hi folks,

    As I read this more and I was interested in the ways you fisherman/women fished.Just found this site and was really impressed with it.

    I started fishing the south-west end of Lake Michigan last year and just want to learn as much as possible. Now I have been going out of 95th street/stateline for the last few weeks and have produced fish everytime so I must be doing something right.

    Wed I took my dad out and he was a kid in a candy store. We went 8-11 and the biggest fish was a 18lb Brown trout. Never seen a 75 year old man so happy.

    He is alos a video I made of the last couple trips until the camera took a dip(rut roe)




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