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  1. Rick, I have been making a trip to Oak Orchard every year for the last 5 years from Michigan. We camp out at the Lake Shore State Park. We go the first week of August and have great luck off shore with limit catches most days. Last year our largest fish was 30#. This year 28#. Many fish over 20#. Lots of Steelhead and an occasional Brown. We find this to be a very nice area to fish, and a very laid back community. Hope to see you there. TT
  2. We have a habit of checking every hook before it goes into the water. Sharpen if necessary. Some hooks, Michigan Stinger in particular must be sharpened as soon as they come out of the package. This practice has helped us a lot.
  3. Nice report Captain Richard. That is not a bad problem to have. Buying a cooler.
  4. Nice report Ken, great way to start out the season. I will be getting my boat out of storage this weekend. I know it is a little late!!
  5. I fish both Lake Michigan and Lake Ontario. For the past 4 years I have spent the first week of August at Point Breeze, Oak Orchard. We found the same thing, no early morning bite or late evening. Last year we just accepted it. Slept in a little in the morning, hit the water after it was light out. We came in before dark. When the sun starts getting low in the sky the bite stops. It was actually a very restful vacation.
  6. I will be there. There will be two of us. Thanks
  7. Thanks for posting this Ed. I had not seen this speech only heard the media (lies) version. The NRA has come up with a plan that is more than the president or any other of our elected leaders has done. I am the NRA.
  8. Have a great hunt Aaron. Soon it will be spring.
  9. We finished out our 2012 Salmon season yesterday with 9 for 12. We launched at 05:00 am and headed out to 100 fow just north of the port. We ran our standard in the dark spread, 2 down-riggers and 2 dipsy divers. Glow meat rig, j-plug, and spoons. I don’t remember what all took fish but all rods did. We worked from 110 to 160 fow and boated 6 salmon all on the smaller side. Around 09:00 am we kept a NW troll and headed out to deep water. We dropped our divers out to 2 and 2 hundred feet the down-riggers were 80 and 115. We started harvesting some mature kings in the 19 & 20 lb range. We quit at 10:00am with a respectable box of salmon. The big fish came on the deep rigs. Time for me to put the boat away, get out the bow. The seasons are changing. Tight Lines Tom Torrice
  10. These are all good questions. I had some of the same questions when I started out. One thing that helped me and my crew was reading the book, Keeting on Kings. It will answer these questions and give you a good start to developing your own program.
  11. I have been running john king meat rigs for 5 years and not had this problem. I run them on the riggers and dipsys.
  12. I almost lost mine so I glued it on with gorilla glue. Same thing with the plastic rings around the Berts rod holders. Gorilla Glue.
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