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  1. Cold water? It's 60 something all the way down to 70 ft and sometimes deeper depending on where you are at. Leadcore is useless with the colder water so deep. And with dipsies they don't get any action until right at dark when tge salmon come up to feed. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  2. Well the spiney fleas are at Charlevoix too. But they are different than the ones at Frankfort. They come off the line with a good shake or slap on tg e water. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  3. Went yesterday 7/21 fished from in front of channel to just west of the red can and went 1 for 4. A nice fat king. Not sure why we lost the others. Had a screamer on. No set pattern just the depth where 54degrees was changed all the time. All but one hit was in around 50 degrees or colder. Which was anywhere from 70-115 down. Did see a salmon jump 2 times and once actually cleared the surface. I think it was chasing bait. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  4. They are a light grayish color. Not like the yellowish color of years past. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  5. I never needed to use it before. But like I said they are hard to get off the line. Usually I would just put the rod down in water and give it a good upward jerk and the fleas would come off. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  6. Well Charlevoix only had 61 degrees at shore. They were even on leadcore. Which I've never seen before. But these this year are different. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  7. I've fished Frankfort and charlevoix so far tbis summer and those spiney fleas are just awful this year. Not as bad at charlevoix as Frankfort but they are even a different color than they have been in years past. And are harder to get off the line when bringing in a fish. Plus they are even getting on my mono dipsies. Has anyone else had a problem with them? I'm wodering why they are tougher? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  8. Went to Charlevoix yesterday and took my 3 nieces 9,7 and 4. They each got a laker not big enough to keep and a 25" laker and a 16" splake that had a tapeworm threw that in garbage. And right at the end I brought in a 15# or so king on a dipsy. Didn't mark very many at all. But most of the lakers were only 75' in 100-120fow. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  9. Only managed 2 kings at Frankfort yesterday Not to many fish were caught. From the boats we talked to at the launch most of them got skunked. We got our fish in 170 and 140 fow. The down temp wasn't constant but at 100 ft down it was anywhere from 50-54 degrees. Didn't mark many until right at dark but I think most of those were lakers.
  10. Nailer is right on the fishing there being slow. There are days that everyone is catching fish and then the next few no one can catch any or just a couple. It hasn't been consistent for a few years. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  11. I'm looking at the forecast for Wednesday at frankfort and they are calling for a nw wind. I've only fished there once and was wondering where the salmon have been with this sw wind and if the nw wind will move them to a different area. Plus how has the fishing been. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  12. That might be a little late. And I wouldn't put in at the cement plant. There are some big boulders just uder the surface. I am usually done fishing over by the first of October. But if you can fish up really shallow or in the ship slip there are salmon in there until November. But are half dead. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  13. I have a depth raider and it works great and it's a little cheaper than the fish hawk. But I used just gps speed for years with great success. But the fishfinder speed wheels I don't like because they never give the right speed. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  14. Are you wanting down speed or speed of your boat? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  15. My friend has a trolling plate on their 60 hp outboard and it sucks in the wind its hard to stay on course with the wind blowing the bow. I have trolling bags for my islander if I need to get slower, normally don't need them only when fishing shallow and I don't have as much gear in the water. It does sound like you need a better mechanic. It should stall at idle. How do you back out from launch and dock the boat when you return? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G730A using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  16. We fished up there last Saturday. At St. Ignace and got 3 kings and a steelie and lost a steelie. What depth of water were you in on the backside. We were in over 100fow.
  17. I ran a 6 rod spread for years. I would always put at least 1 flasher/fly down on my deepest rod. Always ran flasher/fly on my dipsies. Spoons on the other 3 rods mix of smaller spoons and mags. Then when a fish was caught I would change up lures that were not getting bit. But like everyone else has said it depends on the day what they want to hit.
  18. I forgot to mention. It Benefits the East Jordan,MI food pantry Walleye,Pike and Perch tournament starts at 6:00am and ends 6:00pm
  19. Where: Lake Charlevoix When: March 9th Register by: 6:00pm March 8th Entry fee: $15.00 Contact Toms Bait and Tackle in East Jordan for more details at 231-536-3521
  20. Usually run your deep riggers are your 2 center riggers and the high riggers are the outside riggers. Lure behind the ball is shorter on the deep riggers and longer on the high riggers. As for dipsies, make sure you have the setting on the bottom of the dipsy to 2-3 if you want it to go away from the boat. Make sure you have the dipsy on the right side of the boat so it will go out to the side and not underneath the boat. Don't have a leader on your dipsies long than the rod so you can net the fish
  21. I run spoons 30ft on deep riggers and 40 or more ft on high riggers. Flashers are 15-20ft on deep riggers. J-plugs 15-20ft. But sometimes when the fish are high in the water column my leads are farther if I don't get bit closer to the ball. I have run a spoon as far back as 100-150ft on a high rigger to catch steelhead that were spooking from the boat.
  22. But the temp break this time of year is deep and northers is no surface temp break. So how can you find the temp break if it is a mile from the bait? I fish the thermocline and fish the structure and there is usually bait near the structure. I did notice the last time I fished the clone started at 130 down so we fished at 130 in 150 fow because that's where the salmon were schooled was close to where the cline meet the bottom.
  23. I've never heard of washing lures except while I'm fishing. There is no need to do that if your no t catching fish your actually just washing lures. How far behind the ball are you running your lures?
  24. Remember there are just some better fisherman than others and also some that have more luck. If you know you are on fish and not getting bit but other peoPle are you need to change speed,direction of troll and sometimes your whole spread of lures. But sometimes you just can't buy a hit. It happens to me too.
  25. Don't feel to bad if you are catching fish in the morning then it's not your boat. It is probably your speed or the distance you have your lures from the ball. One thing to remember is that you are not a charter boat and don't have the rods they do and don't fish everyday to fine tune your presentation. I only fish once a week also and it's hard sometimes to get the truth from other fishermen on where and what lures they are using. If I were you I would become friends with one of the charter guys. But sometimes that doesn't help. I started doing my own thing the last half of this summer because I was getting bogus information and not catching fish.
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