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  1. looks likes you're picking up the thermocline on #2 and #3 at about 35-39 ft. We've been marking it there also the last couple weeks. #1 looks like clutter, #2 looks like baitfish or something a little larger, depends on the size and how spread out the baitfish are, and #3 looks like you are marking fish. Keep a good eye on those large marks, we have caught fish the last two times out by dropping rigger baits right on the marks and slowing the boat way down. Man is that fun!
  2. rubber bands. you'll have to reel in the board with the fish, keep your rod low until the board is about a rods length away from the boat. half hitch the rubber band around your line then around the planer board release. when you get the board in, pull on the line and the rubber band will snap. used this method for two years before we got church walleye boards and flipped the releases around. never lost a board, and at over $20 apiece it is worth the extra time putting a rubber band on it.
  3. Nice job, here's the pics with one from back on 7-11-09. 7-19 7-19 7-11
  4. Big water and slow fishing were the theme for the morning. But because of the hard working crew aboard the Manistee Mama we managed to boat 4 out of 5 fish. One 20+ lb king, one 19 lb king, one 9 lb. steelie and a shaker, that despite some CPR efforts, had to go in the box. Green spinnys and green NK spoons took the fish on riggers, high diver, wire diver, and 150 copper. Thank you to Capt. Ellis and first mate Lynn for sticking it out on the shelf in some super sloppy conditions. sorry about the small pics, they wer taken with a cell phone.
  5. tie in a short snubber between your copper and your leader. It helps with stretch alot, and will improve hookup rates. Good luck, copper works!
  6. This is not meant to be rude or mean just thought it was funny: Molden Oldy
  7. Dan, E-mail your pics and I will post them, the wife's camera took a dump.
  8. chrome and green, chrome on the starboard side, green on the port side. The only reason we run more than one color is to keep the correct one on the correct side. If I remember right we've caught the same amount of fish on both. use to run watermelon and firetiger in Dipsy Divers, no reason for that either. Now we run Walker Deeper Divers, not having to fool around with the rings is awesome. Oh yeah, most of the paint has come off of both divers and the fish still don't seem to care.
  9. let out you super line or wire slow, slow, slow. Then like JIM said after the weight contacts bottom, reel up and let it bounce bottom again, then you can set your depth. Can't tell you how much line to put out at what depth as current, trolling speed, lure, weight of line, weight of lead, etc.. all factor in.
  10. hey dan, we gotta get out and do some perch jerkin' until the skimania come.
  11. what's not alot to spend? Check craigslist for Grady Whites in the Kalamazoo area. You might find what you are looking for.
  12. Set lines at 7:30 in 100 fow about 5 miles north of the pier worked out to 130 then back in to 90, both north and south trolls worked, off the water at 11:30. Went 5 for seven. 3 nice kings, 11-18 lbs., one steelhead and one laker. here's how it went: 1. 11 lb. king on half core, stinger coyote 2. 18 lb. king on wire dipsy, geen spinny and green strong fly 3. Steelhead on 300 ft. copper, DW glow easter egg. 4. Lost ? on full core, stinger monkeyshine 5. Lost ? on half core, stinger coyote 6. Laker on full core, stinger monkeyshine. 7. 15 lb. king on 300 ft. copper, DW glow easter egg. Sorry no pics, try to get them up in the next couple days.
  13. If color is the determining factor you picked it right. Orange and black have been hot at St. Joe. Ran flatfish last spring with no luck, they don't like 2.5 sog.
  14. Okay this is not about lead balls, but now that I have your attention. There is new legislation to ban the sale of, and parts for children's ATVs and dirtbikes. I know that the law was enacted because of the presence of lead in parts for these vehicles, but think about taking your kid fishing and dropping that 2 pound lead ball down the chute. Do you handle it? Does he/she handle it? Do you touch them after you have handled it? Is there lead on your boat? The answer is yes! Not only is it in your tackle, it's in your motor, outdrive, steering, trolling motors..... Anyways back to the point. This is just another law meant to take away our freedom and our children's freedom, the government trying to save us from ourselves. What will be the next ban, BB guns? Protect our freedom to ride, hunt and fish. Email your representatives. It is best to start with your state representative. the easiest way to find yours is to search "state of...". On your state's web site there should be a search committed to find the representative for your distict. Please help to repeal this awful law that is destined to ruin family fun and put hardworking Americans out of work.(Like we need more of that, especially in Michigan). This is a federal law, it applies to all of you!
  15. Awesome picture! Do you think the fat cats sitting in that ivory tower were watching you guys and thinking "man I need a simpler life."?
  16. Nice job Larry. Saturday afternoon's seas were about the limit for our 18 footer. I saw some 24's and bigger limping in. Cool picture, my wife would murder me if I brought fish like that into the house!
  17. I tend to agree with Jim, I like the metallic colors. I also like to match the divers to the flasher/fly combos to let them work as one unit. Last summer we ran chrome on one side and metallic green on the other. Paired the green diver with a green spinny and green fly, but the chrome diver took fish with the same set up. For some reason I think the chrome goes with just about anything, on a sunny day you can see that chrome flashing quite a ways down.
  18. those Thin Fish are hot, caught Kings on them in June last year. What a hoot, Kings on high lines! Nice brown!
  19. My guess is it will be mighty bumpy there in the morning. Was out Saturday, had to call it earlier than we wanted to.
  20. It's an 18 foot Lund fisherman, stayed out TOO LONG! I have some pics but can't figure out how to post them, help please. Thanks Mike here it is:
  21. Set lines at 10:30 a.m. at the pier heads, not a tap until we reached the A frames about 12:30. Went 4-5 total, 4 coho, did not see number 5, better fish though, came unbuttoned about 50 foot behind the boat. Decided to call it a day and make the long greuling trip back at about 2:30. Bumby ride to say the least! 4 to 5 footers with the occasional 8 mixed in for good measures. Fish were as follows: 1- Dipsy 20' out on 3 setting with an orange Rapala X-rap. 2- Brad's Thin Fish orange/black 100' behind inline board. 3- Brad's Thin Fish orange/black 100' behind inline board. 4- Dipsy 20' out on 3 setting with a "00" dodger with blue and green peanut. The one we lost was on the Thin Fish 100' behind the inline board. All fish came in 18-25 fow
  22. Just wondering what kind of boards you run. We run Offshore boards.
  23. Does anyone know depths for the 3 and 4 oz. Dive Bombs? We have a Convector 45 spooled with 300' of 30# copper, looking to get it deeper for summer. Is it okay to attach a dive bomb to copper? Ive heard some folks say that they do this. If so how far in front of the leader do you put it? I have also talked to guys putting Dive Bombs on lead to get deeper. Is this a good idea?
  24. Thanks to all of you. I have decided to go with the Big Jons. I found them at D and R Sports in Kalamazoo. I like the fact that I can mount them without a rail system, directly to the gunwales. We fish an 18' Lund and usually only run 1 Dipsy per side. The Tite-Loks work okay for pulling lead and copper on boards so I will keep them. Also Jim at D and R told me today that the new Tite-Loks come with a disclaimer that warns against putting Dipsy rods in their holders. I did not personally see the disclaimer. The holders I bought are just like the ones in Ken's picture and were cheaper than ordering online and paying shipping. I really like the Bert's but the extra $20 persuaded me that I can stand to hang over the boat to get the rods out. Thanks again, you all have had good sugestions. And yes Jim I did look at the Ram rod holders, just didn't think they would hold up to the Walker Deeper Divers on wire. I am sure they work just fine though.
  25. Yeah I know everyone these days is on a budget, but anyways I am looking for some input on rod holders for dipsy's. Made the mistake of putting dipsy rods in Tite-Lok holders last year and ruined 2 out of 8 of them. I have been looking at Bert's. But am interested in other input.
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