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  1. 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.


  2. 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 20140503_083643_zpsi1347pul.jpg/IMG]


  3. 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


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. Here is a nice board my wife and I did in Islmorada Fl Keys. I think we were 20 for 23 on Dolphin and black fin tuna. I hooked about a 70# Amberjack but I lost him hook line and sinker to a 12' shark Sandy came unglued and that was the end of our trip!

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  9. My name is Mike, my home port is Port Sanilac-Lexington, my boat is Songdog. (I'm not a musician, I like shooting coyotes in the off season.) I approach my salmon fishing with a certain amount of vigor and attention to detail. These things are important when you are dragging spoons in Southern Lake Huron. I look forward to sharing info with this group. You can find me posting on other popular salmon forums.

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