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  1. We thought we saw you off to the west of us. The pics are priceless. I refer to it, as the days I will never get back! And I'm sure going to try and involve the kids in the things I love to do, in hopes that they will enjoy the time with me. In this instance, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
  2. Night and day difference from those inner bay eyes. Much healthier, much plumper, and a lot more meat off those fish. Seemed like the fish were 3.5# up to 6#s. I can't wait to get back up there this weekend. My dad is going to get out with me Saturday.
  3. Had the pleasure of spending the week just north of Alabaster stone docks on Lake Huron. Blasted out of town with my middle child, Amber, on Friday. We fished Saturday and caught 3 walleye, she did all the reeling! Fun time with her!!!! https://video-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xfp1/v/t42.1790-2/11721224_10205990001325727_1306727528_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjc0MSwicmxhIjo1MTJ9&rl=741&vabr=412&oh=b3e1501e674311e72fd8c10d5ccd10c2&oe=55A416BA Fished Monday with Adam, AKA Griz! We hit some deeper water. He brought in 4 walleye that made the net, we lost well over our limit! He was all smiles! https://video-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpa1/v/t42.1790-2/11666729_10206003789030411_1476248915_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjU0NywicmxhIjo1MTJ9&rl=547&vabr=304&oh=c629b848fc9a04f8f446b6c84b21f08e&oe=55A41595 Fished one day solo and caught 2 right out in front of the cabin, losing another 4. Fished Thursday with my eldest, Ashely. We started out front, with no action. Moved to some deeper water where she went 6 for 12. https://video-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xta1/v/t42.1790-2/11712967_10206037170584929_1825343636_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjc0MSwicmxhIjo1MTJ9&rl=741&vabr=412&oh=79645f147c7c7fbe296e091b68a27814&oe=55A4097C Nephews from Phoenix went out for an afternoon cruise, and a quick fish. We picked up 3 more walleye in about an hour north of Tawas. Total for Thursday was nine nice fish. Fished Friday with Griz and "Uncle Scotty" on his boat for a morning trip. Griz got 6 to the boat, Scott and I got 2 others while Griz was taking a siesta on the boat. I only used worms Saturday with Amber, and then switched up to Husky Jerks and Reefrunners the rest of the week. Fun trips, I won't soon forget.
  4. I'll sure try! Given the time available to fish, I really should enjoy it! Made it back out on the 13th & 14th. Launched Saturday about noon, and WORKED for our 2 man limit of cookie cutter eater eyes until 5PM. Saturday got out ahead of the tourney in the pea soup fog. Went to the same spot. Had a new guy, never fished before on board. What seemed like work for our 15 fish. Done by 11am. I let the greenhorn reel in all 15, the other guy from Saturday was napping all morning. Nothing special, just cookie cutter eaters. Should be back out there again this weekend. And Frank, we'll be in the same place you visited with us last year. Hoping to put Griz and his sisters on some good action during our family vacation.
  5. Finally some time afforded me the opportunity to fish the bay again. Had an old friend from HighSchool and his son join me for the day. We delayed our launch about an hour Sunday morning, due to high winds out of the south. Headed out into 30-35FOW and put out BB and crawler harnesses. Took right around 2 hours to box out our 3 man ticket. JR Tackle's Grindstone Shrimp was HOT HOT HOT! Put it out into the spread, and bring it right back in with a fish on. Made 3 passes to get em.
  6. Read the same thing. Several different ideas of how the DNA got into the river. I suggest they shock the river and find one of these carp, then, we would have PROOF that they are actually, physically here.
  7. Keep it out as long as possible. With hopes of getting out as weather allows. We fished into November a few years back, I scraped snow off my boat that 27* morning. We also WHACKED the steelhead, coho and juvenile kings that day. When I see the weather predicted to go below freezing for multiple days in a row, or the extended forecast indicates cold/wintery weather is coming, that's when I winterize and put the boat away. There is still some really great fishing to be had.
  8. What size is your boat? We tubed the platte a few weeks ago, and there were several aluminum boats launching there. However, they were 14-16' boats.
  9. Well put. It will also show, no matter how much experience you have, there is always a chance for error. Be safe out there guys!
  10. Heard from numerous others the stub pier lights can be confusing.
  11. He turned it on, at which point his electronics failed
  12. Firstly, I am happy to hear that all involved are okay, with no SERIOUS injuries. Secondly, this IMO was an avoidable accident. I read about the Capt. turning on his radar and losing all electronics, along with a hint of fog in the picture. Put it all together, and 25-35MPH in the dark is plain stupidity. Before my chart plotter I had issues coming in at night. I never felt as though I could see near as much as I cared for. I would use extreme caution and come into the piers slowly. With my chart plotter I feel better coming in, but I still go nice and slow. Glad everyone was alright
  13. Nice job Frank. Going to try tomorrow with the kids.....
  14. I like to cut whole bait on the boat as we're fishing. Used ballyhoo this past weekend, definitely more rigid than the strips I cut. But the whole bait is much more cost affective personally. Also, I run it all...spinnies, the fish paddles...heck...I'll give anything a whirl. It comes down to personal preference and confidence. My hottest meat rig is behind a black spinnie with white crush glow tape on both sides.
  15. Dipsys and coppers for my meat rigs. Time to time I will put one on a rigger too, but the divers and coppers have been the best with meat. There is a meat plug I like to run on a rigger or a 10 color, it's called the Scarpace rig. I have several patterns, meat coupled with the plug can be hot too.
  16. Nice job on the fish Craig! Also nice to meet you at the fish cleaning station yesterday. It was a grind for sure. Persistence paid off for us, producing 14 bites on Sunday. Sure was great weather for the weekend. Now I have the itch for silver.....
  17. Based on my hectic schedule I won't be back on the bay until the weekend after next. May as well grab some minnows too and look for some perch.
  18. Nice work, sounds like a good night out there! Great report
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