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Seawolf XI

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About Seawolf XI

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    Fisherman
  • Birthday 01/06/1966

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  • Real Name
    Bjorn
  • Biography
    Fished on boats since i was 6 alot
  • Location
    Bay City
  • Interests
    fishing and titolebiggies
  • Occupation
    I want to be a fisherman
  1. Any cores in shallow water in thumb area waters are going to get you in trouble if you make severe turns....like you have to when you come up on rocky areas...or slow the boat down...if your going strictly for browns in thumb waters use F-11 rapapalas they dive somewhere between 2-6 feet depending on line test and speed and float if you come to a stop.....run your spoons on the riggers 2' to 10ft down with long leads 7-10 passes seem to work fine for me....last year plain silver stingers or silver with a blue or black strip on one side where hot...4ft down....and i even caught quite a few coho on the sliders on 6 ft riggers....yes a slider will run nicely on a rigger down 6-8ft!!! just make sure to give the rod a little slack and dont crank it right down. Don't get me wrong i still run alot of cores but you have to gas the boat when you come up on an unexpected hump, but i usually dont run any unless im going to be fishing 15ft or deeper....the short lead thing off the boards will work too but most of my browns come on the boards using leads of about 80 ft....14-16-18 passes on 27hs with 20lb line and 20 ft of 20lb florocarbon....oh and remove the front hook on any body bait that sports 3 hooks....it will save you alot of greif and lost fish.
  2. id say this is a spoon made for gander mountain ive also seen some similar with the hologram like that at franks i forget the name though.....i will look but they didnt have them long if i remeber correctly i had one that was like a lazer silver with dots that i killed em on too,,,,,......
  3. What kind of ball are u using????? a finned true track type ball with a offshore release or rubber band attached to a 1 foot lead off the back fin should take care of this!!!!!
  4. Ive never used snubbers for ne thing except attaching a set of cowbells to the downrigger balls in the 70s shhhhhhh...... if you set your drags right theres no need for them........
  5. Big Jon rod trees with the adjustable holders are the ticket i run my divers in the bottom holders and boards on the higher ones....there a little pricey but worth it and keep the rods out of my way when running nicely....best peice of equpment ive put on the boat in 20 years
  6. spitfire moonshine stingers blue moon!!!! and double trouble were best last year flounder pounder mongloian beef ratchet jaw purple nurple happy meal and yellow submarine have also done very well in the past
  7. If i had to start all over again buying spoons id buy mostly stingrays...i only have about 200lbs of spoons lol....stingers have there place for steelhead coho and browns especially..... using the small ones ie scorpions; is mostly unnessasary except for walleyes and late october when the steelhead are feeding on very tiny alewives but most people dont even fish the big lake then.....if all your fishing is in july and august id go with alot of mags.....but then again stingrays cover alot more all around aps....last week my best two spoons were stingrays on the riggers and good ole standard size pro kings.........
  8. I use the berkley ones non ball bearing.....in 30 years i have never had one fail in ne way shape or form and thats saying alot,,,, not a one..... there a little hard for some people to open and close but there well worth it.
  9. 4 divers 6 rigger rods.....for high lines too 15 core rods 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-15-17-20 color lead cores i have 2 4s and 2 5s 6 copper rods 2 500+ 2 450s 2 300s for a total of 31 lol.... lots of rods for a small boat
  10. We went 10 for about 16 right out in front all bombers on the bigger fish but the cohos came on mini streaks on the sliders......4 steelhead 3 nice kings 10-14lbs and the rest were coho most of the fish we lost where decent too.....first trip to the east and was nicely suprized......we didnt put a fish in until 9:30 am and we were done by 12:30.....started at 5:30 too so much for the morning bite
  11. um there both a peice of lead on a fishing line.....its old school presentation with a new twist.....and there hard to get out with a standard modern day trolling spread......yah if you gonna just run torpedos great way to fish but if your running 15+ rods where do you put em in you spread with out getting them into everything......and if you rig up a 1 or 2 lb ball with a leader and a snap release at the end of a foot or to of line whats the difference between a strait running torpedo and a 1lb ball....oh i know 5 feet with 250 feet of line out.....and you can run them inside your divers without yanking you divers and your inner coppers......and ne weight over 8 oz isnt gonna run on a small board......and i promise you more tourneys have been won with 1-4lb ball then have been won on topedoes...im not knocking them there just not a super weapon.....
  12. .....and that wasnt bashing its just common sence.....and 40 years of experience trying and using bout every thing there is......and the line wont affect the lure action...on lighter lures and cranks use a dubro snap and again a blood knot will quickly and efficiently connect ne lighter leader you wanna put on there.....just make sure that your connection points ie releases boards ect. have the heavier gauge line connecting them.....on my copper and leadcore rods i usally put in a 20 foot piece of 50lb between the power pro backing and the copper or core....as my connection point..this works very nicely and doesn't cut into and wear the releases as much. And for browns in the sping and walleye i use strait 20 and splice in 15lb flouro works very nicely.
  13. Cedar all the way and boards run best when waterlogged they stay down and wont skip and airplane in rough water.....and some nice old fashioned oil enamel on them goes a long way
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