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mj6131

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About mj6131

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    Advanced Fisherman
  • Birthday 09/10/1961

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    Mike
  • Biography
    Avid fisherman and hunter
  • Location
    Paw Paw, MI
  • Interests
    Fishing, Hunting
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    Maintenance Supervisor
  1. 8 for 8, 140 to 150 fow, a little north of pierhead. 2 steelhead on mono with 3/8 oz. weight, unknown spoon, had some red on it. 6 kings on riggers at 60 and 70, 1 on main, rest on free sliders, some candy apple flintstones spoon, once again, had red on it. Kings from one barely legal shaker to about 3 lbs. up to about 9. Water was 55 degrees on surface, and the fish acted like it was spring. (bad attitudes)
  2. In 2014, 31,000 Skamania were planted at Tippy on 4-17.
  3. Docks are in. Shiny new fish cleaning station is not open though. That cross-current ripping like it is is kind of wicked on the way back in.
  4. I have that Vac-Master model, and I love it! It's really nice to finish cleaning fish, throw them in a bag, seal them up, in the freezer, done! I agree with talking to Kent Butcher, but if you decide to buy online, be aware of this: Cabelas has them for about $1500, I got mine through Amazon for a little under $1000. (Try sealing a bag of water, it's cool, it boils right before sealing.)
  5. Agree with others, I have 4wd, have only used it a couple of times on slick ramps. Saw a pretty humorous one this summer with a 24 or 26 footer, seemed fairly tongue heavy, and a front wheel drive van.
  6. That reminds me of the name I saw on the dinghy from one of the big boats: "What wake?"
  7. 0 for 4 Fish number one hit the sb rigger, shot right up, jumped outside of both dipseys, broke off. Fish two hit the same rigger, ran to the other side, wrapped around that wire, came off, at least he didn't take any hardware with him. Fish three took a short rip on full core, jumped twice, gone. Fish four hit rigger again, nobody home by the time we got there. All hits were between 175 and 180 fow. The rigger that took three hits was at 70' The lost tackle was an 11" white paddle with pickled mirage fly. Other rigger hits were mod blue dolphin and orange flounder. Full core was flounder pounder. Water was 76 on top, in the 50's at 50 to 60, 49 at 70. Checked with Fishhawk TD in about 115. Think I should have stayed in there. (or at home) I blame the full moon.
  8. Set lines at about 6:30, north of pier, 80 fow. Ended the night 14 for 18 or 19. Both riggers went right after setting, both nobody home. Worked out to about 120, 260 copper with MS blue flounder went 5 times in a row, landed 4 of them. Caught one more on rigger at 50, on a double orange crush free slider. Worked back in to 110 or so. When the sun touched the water, we had 5 fish, when the dust cleared a half hour later, we had 14. Pink panties free slider just couldn't stay in the water, every time I reset, I kept moving up, last time I set to about 35', still hit the slider. One hit the full core while I was reeling it in. Finished with a triple on, landed two of them. Lost count, or we would have held out for the limit fish, but I'm not greedy:D. 1 laker, 1 steelhead, 1 coho, the rest kings from about 5# to 15#. Sorry if some details are hazy, it was all kind of a blur. This was the kind of night that keeps me addicted to this stuff!
  9. It was around 10:00 when we caught the big king, he got into the wire dipsey and a rigger, decided that was a good time to end.
  10. Messed around and caught a few nice perch until a little before 7:00, headed out to 90 fow. Spent the whole night near this depth. Ended up 14 for 16 at dark. 6 steelhead, biggest 9.5#, 8 kings, biggest 16.5#(the only one over 10#) Full core with a UV Nbk went twice, one was the big king. Port rigger at 50' with MS orange flounder went several times, including a double of 5# kings, one on main, one on dirty white boy slider. Others that went: Starboard rigger at various depths, from 40 to 80, mod blue dolphin 5 color with ? Wire dipsey with 11"Mountain dew spin doctor and pickled mirage. 7 color w/flounder pounder. Glass flat and hot! Surprisingly not too many flies. What a ride!
  11. You just reminded me that I have minnows in the bucket in the cooler from Sunday...Doh!...
  12. Went 11 for 13 (one throw back), for our 2 man limit. Fished 1:00 to 5:00 ( in the rain). Started in 170, out to 210, back in to 160. 165 was best. Rigger at 60' with Moonshine orange flounder was best, took 4 I think. 2 on full core with blue dolphin. 1 on dipsey w/mag ring 260 back, green spin and fly 1 on dipsey 180 back, blue spin and fly 1 on 8 color, forgot what spoon. 1 on Craigs xmas free slider on rigger at 80' 1 on mod blue dolphin on rigger at 48'
  13. 5 for 6 (or 7 for 9, if you count the two tiny throwbacks). From 2 p.m. to 5, 45 fow, just south of pier head, in and out of the mud line. 2 kings, 8 and 10 pounds, 3 average coho. All were on flatline with thinfish, 2 color with jointed rapala, 3 color with thin fish. A little bumpy, only saw 3 other boats.
  14. mj6131

    lox

    I've been playing with this recipe for awhile: http://forums.chef2chef.net/chef-blog/?p=506178 Not really set up to cool smoke, so I've done a lot of messing around with time, smoker door open, etc. I like it, it is definitely a different product than regular smoked fish.
  15. What he said... But as has been mentioned, it's fairly cheap, so don't let it get too old. I had some reels with the line going on 3rd season, two of them broke off with no load on them. The tackle I lost cost more than a 2600 yd spool of the big game.
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