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About pikeman8

  • Birthday 11/15/1980

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    Dowagiac, MI

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  1. I have owned a 1989 Genmar 2450 hardtop since 2010. Great boat that’s easy to trailer, good on gas, yet big enough to manage as rough of water as you are willing to fish. These boats are known for being reliable but have typical issues of boats getting to this age with a lot of wood in them. Had to replace the transom a few years back on mine but other then then that nothing noteworthy. The floor had already been replaced by the previous owner. As with any boat, especially one 20-30 years old, have someone qualified take it a close look at it before buying to try to avoid surprises.
  2. I fish mainly St. Joe and some New Buffalo. Haven’t been to South Haven this year yet. I think by the time the weather cooperated the kings were mostly north of me already. No shortage of Lake Trout though.
  3. Thanks for the report. Despite the few phenomenal reports I’ve struggled this year to find Kings on the south end of the lake much more then last several years.
  4. It’s a good site. It’s just fishing has been so spotty last couple years that there’s not much to report. Im guilty as is most others of only reporting good fishing. I’m on southern end of the lake and the only months to fish are March through May then the fish seem to disappear.
  5. I’m planning to head out of St. Joe tomorrow evening again. Kings have slowed some over the past week as they move north it seems but there are still some around. Seem to be deeper 130-180’. More coho being mixed into the catches then kings now for me.
  6. Tagged Salmon Michigan DNR Drop off Locations Hello, I was just wondering if anyone knows where there is a drop location for tagged salmon/trout heads near southern Lake Michigan (St. Joe or New Buffalo Area). I have caught quite a few tagged ones this year so far and don't know where to take them. Cant seem to find it on the Michigan DNR website either. I feel bad just throwing them away but don't know exactly what to do with them.
  7. I know for me and at least two of my buddies out of St. Joe the fishing has been so bad this year for salmon we haven't made the effort to go out just to pound the bottom for grease or run out to 250 feet in hopes of getting something silver. Lack of fishing activity and poor fishing I think is the cause. Guys are much more inclined to report doing well then getting a skunk.
  8. Looking to add some spoon racks under my hardtop and gunwales of my boat to store and hang spoons for easy access and organization. I have seen quite a few boats around the harbor with the hanging spoon/lure racks but never really paid attention to how they were setup. Doesnt have to be elaborate just dont want them falling off with every wave. What do you guys use? Thanks.
  9. I had the same thing happen with my Lowrance. Was a different model # but same symptoms. Sent back to Lowrance but they had to replace the entire head unit stating an electrical circuit problem. Sorry for your luck.
  10. Don't worry you are not alone. I have fished St. Joe two times in the last week and have caught 4 fish combined between the two. No pattern or color could be found. Each one of the four were caught on something different: spoon, meat rig, ff, and cut plug. Man I wish June was back when the fishing was good. Nobody seems to explain what is up. We find cold water and marks just can't get em to go.
  11. Black Walker Deeper Divers is all I run now with great results for the past 3 years. It is my preference to stay away from the divers with removable rings (actual dipsey divers). Ditch the mono for braid if you can't afford wire. I run 40 lb power pro with flourocarbon leader. I have wire divers as well but often choose the braid over the wire to run.
  12. It looks like it is tagged from the picture and missing the back adipose fin. Would be interesting to find the age and history of it.
  13. Ran the transducer cables all by themselves across the floor of the boat last weekend and NO difference at all. I ordered an Alumaducer by Vexilar. Worth a shot at this point. Ill see how it works. Sooner or later ill find something that works.
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