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  1. Docks should be in Port Huron and Port Sanilac later this week.
  2. Thankx SeaHawk, I have been sketching similar ideas. I like everything in its place especially on the boat. Laying things on the floor is outside of our SOP plus I enjoy engineering solutions. Cant wait for "opening day" Saw the MODIS Image for Lake Huron yesterday, still plenty of ice coverage. We are still 4-6weeks away on this side.
  3. Thanx guys, I want to tow fith the poles in "storage holders" ready to fish but I may just keep them laying flat. I have a 45 minute ride to the launch too much risk of littering the road with $150.00 rods.
  4. That would be my desire to tow the boat from port huron to port sanilac up right in the boat. So I can simply launch without re-arranging rods. Anyone else leaving the rods in the boat, without fear they may come put on the road? Mayee over thinking this but it satisfies some cabin fever too. Here is southern huron silver.[img /IMG]
  5. Where are you putting your rods while trailering the boat? Im considering adding 16 cheap plastic rod holders (4 sets of four tubes) to manage but before I do I was looking for others input.
  6. Registration Form 207 Water Street • Port Huron, MI 48060 Thank You To Our Gold Sponsors! Port Huron Spring Fling The goal of the tournament committee is to bring back a larger scale salmon/ trout fishing tournament to the Port Huron downtown area. In 2009, this was done at a smaller scale and 25 boats participated. With a bit of work the committee has decided to expand the event thru sponsorships, and make a larger event with a larger prize purse. Entry: $200 - Cash ONLY Early entry will be taken place at: Anderson’s Pro Bait 2731 Pine Grove Ave. Port Huron, MI 48060 Entry will also be taken at the Captains meeting at the ThumbCoast Brewing Company, formally Quay Street Brewery 7pm, May 9th. Entry will be closed at the conclusion of the Captain’s Meeting: Boats will need to call ahead for dockage. Desmond Marine 207 Water Street Port Huron, MI 48060 Phone: (810) 982-3990 First Place: $8000 Cash Guaranteed Based on 40 boats* 2nd Place - $2,500 3rd Place - $1,000 4th Place - $500 Tournament committee reserves the right to add more prize packages. Captains must be present on Sunday to be eligible for prizes. *That is more than a 150% CASH PAYOUT Participants Receive FREE Dockage at Desmond Marine Friday and Saturday nights; and $0.10 per gallon off fuel. For more information please call, Anderson’s Pro Bait at: (810) 987-7722 Free Block Ice Courtesy of Arctic Glacier, will be available at the Desmond Marine. Port Huron Spring Fling Fishing Tournament May 10 & 11, 2014 Hosted by: Stewart Beauvais & Whipple, P.C. Anderson’s Pro Bait Great Lakes Marine Mortimer Lumber Waltzz Mechancial Garage Jeff Poosch Financial ABC Supply Co McDonalds, (KDE) Fletcher Fealko Shoudy & Francis P.C. Thank You To Our Bronze Sponsors! Northgate Ford Ingell Refrigeration Port Huron Glass Kramer Realty Printed by: ThorpePrinting.com Thank You Rules and Regulations The following rules shall govern the tournament. The tournament committee shall be sole interpreters of the rules and their decisions shall be final. ELIGIBILITY: Any fishing team is eligible to enter the tournament. Fishing teams must be registered and entry received by ending of Captain’s meeting; May 9, 2014. CAPTAIN’S MEETING: 7pm, May 9, 2014 at theThumbCoast Brewing Company, formally Quay Street Brewery. Captain must be present. Topics will be Rules, Ice, Protests, Rafting, Disabled Boats, etc. TOURNAMENT BOUNDARIES: Lower Lake Huron, all of St. Clair River and its three Channels. Fishing permitted by boat only. BOAT SAFETY & LIABILITY: Maritime law rules – captains are responsible for their vessel and crew. All Captains must sign the attached Official Registration Form and Consent which releases tournament organizers, sponsors, and charity from any liability. All boat owners must show boat proof of insurance to Desmond Marine. BOAT INSPECTION: All vessels are subject to inspection by the Committee and/or its agents at any time. All vessels will be inspected in the morning prior to departure each day. TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT: 9 Rods max in the water. 1 slider per rod is permitted. All fish must be caught by hook and line. STARTING POINT: Will be announced at the Captain’s Meeting. WEIGH-IN: All vessels must be within the mouth of the Black River by 2pm. Once the vessel enters the Black River, they must proceed directly to the cooler drop-off area at Desmond Marina. Dropped off cooler shall contain a maximum of 10 fish. 10 salmon/trout total per day of which only 1 Lake Trout is permitted. Standings are determined by total weight for the two days, May 10th & 11th. It is your responsibility to notify the weigh master that you would like any of your fish entered into the big fish prizes. TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS: The tournament headquarters will be located at the Desmond Marine fuel dock, 207 Water Street on the south bank of the Black River. For more information please call, Anderson’s Pro Bait at: (810) 987-7722 Boat Name:______________________________________ Boat Captain:_ _______________________________ Boat Length:_ ____________________________________ Boat Width:__________________________________ Street Address:___________________________________ City, State & Zip:______________________________ Phone Number:___________________________________ Captain’s Signature*:_ _________________________ For Official Use Only! DAY 1 Largest Salmon:_ ____________ Largest Trout:_ ______________ Number of Fish:______________ Total Weight DAY 1:__________________________ DAY 2 Largest Salmon:_ ____________ Largest Trout:_ ______________ Number of Fish:______________ Total Weight DAY 2:__________________________ TOTAL WEIGHT BOTH DAYS:_________________ *The
  7. 6 fow is just about right. Its my experience brads run typically too deep to fish in 6fow also they run horizontal in the water exposing the hooks to catch the bottom. That being said try small spoons on 1 color of lead or a small deep diving body bait on a short leader. Where the bill just Ticks the bottom kicking up sand. This can get expensive, try to use metal bill baits similar to those available for salt water fishing.
  8. East side really turning around on the spring bite. Much improvement in the last 4-5 years. The summer steelheading is notable as well.
  9. Some browns caught. Small body baits was our hot set up.
  10. Our kings Were natural reproduction probably in canada.
  11. Shook down in Sanilac, plenty of water at the dock. 3 kings 4 cohos and a nice fat atlantic. Water was already 42/44. Fish were also caught in Lexington. Man felt good to see open water and rods in the water. Catching fish helps too.
  12. Sanilac is opening up no docks in yet. Small boats will be getting out. Next weekend for sure.
  13. Grant keep this fresh, looing forward to doing my part to help Huron too.
  14. Went south out of Port Sanilac set lines as the sun was cresting the horizon. Hooked one 5# laker in 12 FOW on a gold and orange bomber. Second fish, laker about the same size lost him by catching the net with a set of hooks. Pulled lines and ran 8 miles north to cherry creek took a pretty good rip on an inline board but he never hooked up. Southern Lake Huron is about one good heavy rain away from bringing the silver on. I marked a ton of bait and a good number of fish. Warmest water I found was 40.5.
  15. You'll need: 1. 20 inch drive shaft. 2. 5" extension spacer w/ exhaut spacer+gasket and fastners. 3. 20" shift rod. 4. You might as well put a new impeller kit if you pull the lower unit. I would try Vans Sport Center in Grand Rapids for good used parts. I think you'll find you can get a good late 70's early 80's 15 Evinrude long shaft for the price of the parts you'll need to convert someone else's motor.
  16. My trip was 1/2 day @ $600.00. We got about an extra hour of fishing because we were doing pretty good. I tipped the Capt. $100.00 and the mate $80.00 plus a bottle of fine vodka. We did really enjoy ourselves celebrating 10 years of marriage. I reccomend staying at teh Islander Inn about one block walk from the harbor.
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