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FICHT2

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About FICHT2

  • Rank
    Fisherman
  • Birthday 10/29/1973

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  • Real Name
    Mike
  • Biography
    Married, three kids: Owen 14, Rylynn 12, Olivia 10. Absolutely love to fish Lake Michigan
  • Location
    St. Joseph MI
  • Interests
    Trolling & Our Children
  • Occupation
    Controls Engineer
  1. Trolled 65 fow to 240 fow; GPS location7's to the 10's. Only marked a couple fish all day:confused: Ended up 3 for 5. Rigger down 60 DW Yellow Gator Lost 88 fow out troll Mag dipsey wire diver set 1 out 135 w/ Mag PK Dirty Harry Lake Trout 5lb 7oz 94 fow out troll Rigger down 60 DW Yellow Gator King 1 lb 12 oz 130 fow out troll Braided dipsey set 3 out 145 w/ blue bubble spin doctor/ blue bubble fly Lost 137 fow out troll 8 Color lead core DW Lemon Icicle Lake Trout 3 lb 4 oz.... 188 fow in troll Talked w/ two other boats at launch one w/ 3 fish the other 4..... Maybe next time
  2. I TRIED TO:cool: I JUST GOT THE RODS INTO HIS HANDS WHEN THE FISH HIT THEN WE DID OKAY.... I'M HAVING PROBLEMS W/ MY WIRE DIVER DRAGS THIS YEAR SO I'M NEEDING TO STAY RIGHT ON THOSE AS SOON AS THE ROD GETS SLAMMED.... HE DID GOOD THOUGH AFTER THE 1ST SIX....
  3. lil late but better than not at all.... 11 for 20 fished 100 fow to 180 fow pulled lines bounced back into 100 fow and out to 150 again.... speed at ball was 2 to 2.25 mph fished in the 9's to the 12's lost 1st 6 fish due to a rookie sitting in the eagle eye chair of my boat:( lake was pretty choppy out of the east... of the 1st 6 lost one broke the 30lb wire diver and another cut 50 leader on a fly what the heck but anyway.... fished only 6 rods due to waves 2 full cores NK Mag Glow frog 1 hit 1 fish other full core PK Mag Camo green Glow 3 hits 1 fish very long leads before putting on the boards.... mag wire diver setting 1 175 to 185 ft back one w/ blue bubble spin doctor blue ice fly the other white fish catcher pickle sunshine fly. split 8 hits took 4 fish and the final two rods were riggers small tin can dodger green/glow fly down 85 4 hits 3 fish other rigger blue whale spin doctor 10" w/ blue/green fly down 100 4 hits 2 fish.... 9 kings 4 lb 4 oz up to 13 lb 9 oz 2 small lake trout frustrating early on but got better once the rookie was booted from the eagle eye seat
  4. Got out early this morning....what a day Fished 58 fow to 84 fow w/ the best being 62 to 68 fow pretty much in the high 5's to low 7's..... 23 bites lost 5 and 2 were gone before we could even get a hand on the rod and threw 1 back that hit while clearing lines.... 13 kings 3 lbs 3 oz small up to 16 lbs 0 oz w/ 4 of them over 12 lbs and released the extra king.... 2 lake trout 2 lb 12 oz and 10 lb 13 oz 1 steelhead 7 lb 14 oz break down of program: 8 color lead core NK Lemon Ice 3 hits/2 fish 8 color lead core Fuzzy Bear Buffalo Bill 2 hits/1 fish Full core PK Mag Camo green w/glo ladder back 2 hits/1 fish (bigger lake trout) Full core NK Mag Froggie Glow 2 hits/1 fish starboard corner rigger 39 down PK Mag Blue Bubble main line free slider DW lemon ice w/ glow lightning bolt 3 hits/2 fish on slider 50 down changed main lure to a Fuzzy Bear modified blue dolphin 1 hit/1 fish on main line port corner rigger 58 down small tin can doger w/ green/glow horse fly 3 hits/2 fish (small lake trout) high diver setting 3 110 to 125 on line counter: blue bubble spin doctor w/ blue bubble fly 2 hits/2 fish (steelhead) high diver setting 3 115 to 130 on line counter: mountain dew spin doctor w/ icicle horse fly 3 hits/3 fish low Mag wire diver setting 1 90 on line counter: tin can doger pickle sunshine fly 2 hits/1 fish all in all a great day except the drive up from south bend had the plug in the boat WOW did it down pour on the way up... pulled the plug at the ramp and emptied out the boat...
  5. was out tonight started in 60 fow no hits till 75ish fow.... 1st bite lost 1/2 core fuzzy bear buffalo bill hit and gone before could even get to the rod.... 2nd bite 1st fish king 10 lb 15 oz full core proking mag camo green w/ glow ladder back 3rd bite lost mag dipsey wire diver setting 1 140 back tin can dodger pickle sunshine fly 4th bite 2nd fish lake trout 3 lb 0 oz dipsey diver setting 3 170 back blue bubble spin doctor blue bubble fly 5th bite 3rd fish lake trout 7 lb 5 oz mag dipsey wire diver setting 1 150 back white fish catcher w/ KRW aqua glow gold fly 6th bite 4th fish lake trout 4 lb 4 oz mag dipsey wire diver setting 1 140 back tin can dodger pickle sunshine fly 7th bite lost mag dipsey wire diver setting 1 140 back tin can dodger pickle sunshine fly 8th bite lost full core proking mag camo green w/ glow ladder back 9th bite 5th fish king 10 lb 0 oz full core northern king mag green glow frog 10th bite 6th fish king 10 lb 12 oz dipsey diver setting 3 170 back blue bubble spin doctor blue bubble fly 11th bite 7th fish king 13 lb 3 oz 8 color lead core proking mag blue bubble so anywho ened up 7 for 11 fished 7's to the 10's 60 to 105 fow, waves were from the south west less than a foot... down speed was 2.25 to 2.5.....
  6. Fished from 6:00 to Noon. Finally got my 15 horse kicker back after 3 weeks w/o. Setup in 65 fow and worked out to 75fow; outside of 75 fow the down temp went up. So stayed in the 65 to 75fow. Ended up 5 for 12 ouch... I know, hooks were sharp fish just weren't hooking up. 3 were gone before I even had a hand on the rod. 1st hit caught 11lb 6 oz king 8 color lead core mag proking camo green w/glow ladder 2nd hit caught 4 lb 5 oz coho rigger down 48 w/ mixed veggie w/ glow tape 3rd hit lost dipsey setting 1/125 back green H.M. seaweed fly 4th hit lost dipsey setting 1/125 back green H.M. seaweed fly 5th hit lost dispey setting 3/150 back blue bubble S.D. blue bubble fly 6th hit lost dispey setting 3/150 back blue bubble S.D. blue bubble fly 7th hit lost 8 color lead core fuzzy bear modified blue dolphin 8th hit caught coho 3 lb 7 oz dispey setting 3/150 back blue bubble S.D. blue bubble fly 9th hit lost dispey setting 3/150 back blue bubble S.D. blue bubble fly 10th hit caught king 2 lb 12 oz 8 8 color lead core mag proking camo green w/glow ladder 11th hit lost dispey setting 3/150 back blue bubble S.D. blue bubble fly 12th hit caught steelhead 13 lb 6 oz dipsey setting 1/125 back green H.M. seaweed fly There was a cold pocket of water there, probably gone by now w/ this warm day today???
  7. I will be out friday w/ my wife, dad and father-in-law. Should have lines in the water by about 8:30 am. I really don't monitor the marine radio to much. Pick a channel or PM me your cel phone number and I'll PM you mine. Forecast looks great for friday, hopefully its not going be to flat?
  8. Finally got the 1st trip for the year! Ended up 9 for 9 in about 1.5 hours of fishing. (4:00 pm till 5:30 pm) 26 - 44 fow just south of the peirs in St. Joseph. 2 coho's on corner rigger 15 down, 50 ft lead; orange j-11 rapala 1 king on dipsey setting 3 33 back; black j-11 rapala 2 coho's on inline side planer 90 behind board; orange countdown rapala 2 coho's on inline side planer 80 behind board; red/black thinfin 1 coho on inline side planer 60 behind board; red/black wiggle wart 1 brown trout on inline side planer 80 behind board; red/black thinfin coho's 1.75 lb to 3.25 lb king 2.25 lbs brown trout 10 lb 0 oz Hope this helps. Looks like fishing was really good for every one!!!! Which is great!!!
  9. Rigger rods get clipped until there is only about 700ft left on real (based on the line counter) if less then replaced. If it happens to last into the next season then so be it. (Most of the time it doesn't) Dipsey rods 50lb Fins BBS has been on my reels for 3 years; and I am now replacing. Didn't have any break-offs on the superline during those 3 years. Lead core haven't replaced the core yet been fishing them for 3 years now. Leaders behind dipseys get checked for nicks after every fish, replaced as needed. Leaders on leadcore get checked every time we let them out, replced or trimmed as needed. I fish an average of 30 to 40 times a year. To me the biggest thing to do as a recreational fisherman is to check the line as its going out if you feel a nick in the first 20ft or so cut it off and re-tie. We only loose about 2 to 3 fish a year because of true line breakoffs. Fish running across lines is another story...
  10. I love the Sub Troll that I got 2 seasons ago. Never had a problem w/ it. Can't speak for the others cause I have never used them. I like it even in close during harbor patrol. We've passed by boats in the river going up the river and boats have passed us coming out of the river. It takes the guess work out the down speed. We were catching and they were fishing. I guess they didn't realize they were only moving at 1.? mph or 3.? mph.... I would recommend spending the money for one...
  11. Struggled really bad today. Had 10 bites by 9:30 and then nothing; packed it up at 11:00 am. Ended up w/ 3 in the boat; of the 7 lost 5 of them were gone before we could even get the rods out of the holders. 2 kings 3lbs to 5.5lbs 1 coho 2lbs 1st Hit 98 fow outdown rigger 50 down. NK Mag blue dolphin. lost 2nd Hit 101 fow Dipsey setting 1 135 back. Spin Doctor blue bubble w/ blue bubble fly. lost 3rd Hit 102 fow Dipsey setting 1 135 back. Spin Doctor blue bubble w/ blue bubble fly. King 4th Hit 110 fow Full core. PK Mag Dirty Harry King 5th Hit 115 fow outdown rigger 50 down. NK Mag Blue Dolphin. lost 6th Hit 118 fow Full core + 6 oz snap weight. PK Mag Dirty Harry. Lost 7th Hit 110 fow Dipsey setting 3 240 Back. PK Mag Camo green. Lost 8th Hit 107 fow Dipsey setting 1 135 Back. Spin Doctor blue bubble w/ blue bubble fly. Coho 9th Hit 101 fow Dipsey setting 3 250 Back. PK Mag Dirty Harry. Lost 10th Hit 121 fow Full core. PK Mag Dirty Harry. Lost I guess that's why its called fishing and not catching!!!! Sorry bout the late post. I do not have a computer at home. Only post at work or when I am on the road....
  12. Best troll was a north west troll that day but we had hits going south east also. Never really trolled direct north or south....
  13. Speed at the lure (SUB-TROLL 900) was 2.25 to 2.5. Dipsey rods have 50lb power pro on them.
  14. My first line out is always my down rigger with the speed & temp probe on it. That way I know for sure I have the speed correct and can tell if the water tempurature is even worth fishing. Some will say you don't need the temp probe for the spring, which I agree; but it sure is nice to know exactly how fast that lure down there is actually moving do to underwater currents and waves above.
  15. Fished wednesday the 24th Ended up 10 for 20. All fish 4lbs to 7lbs At one time was 2 for 12:confused: and then ended the day catching the next 8. Started in 85 fow 1st hit in 93. Fished in 85 to 150 fow 1st Hit corner rigger down 38. NK Mag Wahoo. Lost 2nd Hit outdown rigger down 50. NK Mag Blue Dolphin. Lost. 3rd Hit Dipsey diver setting #3 170 ft of line out. PK Mag Dirty Harry. Lost 4th Hit Dipsey diver setting #1 80 ft of line out. Blue bubble spin doctor and blue bubble fly. king. 5th Hit Dipsey diver setting #180 ft of line out. PK Mag Camo Green. Lost 6th Hit corner rigger down 58. NK Mag Wahoo. Lost 7th Hit outdown rigger down 30. NK Mag Blue Dolphin. Lost. 8th Hit corner rigger down 58. NK Mag Wahoo. king 9th Hit corner rigger down 75 ft. RAC Brown Trout Spoon. Lost 10th Hit Dipsey diver setting #3 250 ft of line out. PK Mag Dirty Harry. Lost 11th Hit Dipsey diver setting #3 250 ft of line out. PK Mag Dirty Harry. Lost 12th Hit Dipsey diver setting #1 100 ft of line out. NK Mag Glow Frog. Lost. 13th Hit Full core + 6 oz snap weight. PK Mag Dirty Harry. king 14th Hit corner rigger down 70 ft. RAC Brown Trout Spoon. king 15th Hit Full core + 6 oz snap weight. PK Mag Dirty Harry. King 16th Hit corner rigger down 48. NK Mag Wahoo. king 17th Hit Full core + 6 oz snap weight. PK Mag Dirty Harry. king 18th Hit corner rigger down 72 ft. RAC Brown Trout Spoon. king 19th Hit outdown rigger down 40. NK Mag Blue Dolphin. small king (released) 20th Hit corner rigger down 72. RAC Brown Trout Spoon. king Only 3 of the nine kings had bait in them this time.
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