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JWheeler

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  1. I too made my way out of AuGres today. The fishing was definately more work then it was a few weeks ago. However, it was a great day on the water. Started @ the point in 18fow and it was the first rod in, and there was a fish on. Good way to start the day, thought it would be over in no time. Picked away, went to 3 spots, and each spot yielded 1-3 fish. No hogs, but some good eaters. Tally for the day was 6. Silver/Blue Dave's Kaboom, Meat on CHBB, and not one taker on a spoon. Good Luck...
  2. Trout ponds, no I don't catch fish there. But where it counts I can hold my own. 9 steelies & 8 walleye @ Erieau yesterday, bet you wish you were there :D:D Good Luck....
  3. Had an invite from a friend I used to work with to go to Erieau & fish w/the steelheaders that he belonged to. I had the time so I went with him. Left my house @ 2:15a.m. to make it to his house on time. It was a long day. Launched the boat @ 7:00a.m. and headed out to the fishing spot. started to set lines and it wasn't too long before the lead came off the planer and there was a chromer way back dancing on top of the water. We ran 2 lead cores, one on each side, 2 riggers about 25' down, 2 dipsies 50-60 back, and 2 off the planers with snap weights. Everything took fish. We fished 50fow. From 7:00 -1:00 we landed 9 steelies, and 8 walleye. Not to mention the number of fish that we missed. With about an hour to go we started trying some other tackle to see if we could get into a monster. Put 2 jet divers out. Couldn't have been more than a minute with the jet diver and we hookedd up, missed it, sent it back out only to get another hit immediately. Awesome day with a great crew of guys, we worked together like we have been fishing together for a while. Erieau ROCKS!!!!!!!! Good Luck...
  4. No problem Frank. Always nice to have more than one person on the boat who knows what they are doing. TY for your help. This will be my last weekend out of AuGres. I too am gunning for the salmon for the month of August. Walleye have been great for the last month, no doubt. Yesterday was a slow bite, but thankful to put a few in the box. That big one put a nice grin on my face, am working on the pics, hopefully I can show it. Sat. & Sunday Channel 68 "HUSKYJERK". Good Luck...
  5. Well gave it a go tonight for the evening fish. Didn't know what I was in for, as I called earlier to the marina and there were reports of 5'-6' waves. Had to go anyway just to check on the vessel. Motored out and headed south to my favorite spot. We caught one channel cat, and one undersized walleye. Not a great day Didn't see anyone else out there until we set up for the 2nd drift, and not much heard on the radio either. I guess we all have bad days, and the turbulant seas didn't help either. All I know is that I will not give up. I have one more week in Au Gres, and next weekend I will be really hunting for those eyes. Thanks Frank for coming out for a boat ride. Wish I could have put us on some more fish, but sometimes that is the way it goes. Good Luck...
  6. I am interested in Ludington, Onekema, & Frankfort. I have a good connection out of manistee, but don't want to over impose, not to mention that Onekema & Frankfort would be a place I haven't been before. So just wanted to see if anything was out there. Thanx
  7. Just thought I would throw this out here. I really want to put my boat in Frankfort for the month of August, but money talks so the place is not in stone. Made a few calls to the local marina's and found out that it is a lot more money than I thought if would be, almost 4x as much. Now I know that there are a lot of slips not being used by owners. If anyone could throw a dog a bone I would appreciate it, I just hate trailoring the boat and not to mention the convenience of a slip. Boat is in Au Gres right now and for a month it was $155, which I thought was a good deal. So any info/help is appreciated. Good Luck....
  8. By far my best day yet out Au Gres. Not the #'s game, but the catch rate for me was my best. Same program as before, 1-1/2 oz BB on the outside poles one copper confusion, one silver, mokey puke and kona gold spoons set off the riggers straight back tight to the bottom 5'. We started fishing about 5:00 p.m., I couldn't even get the 2nd rig out before one of the confusions went. Worked a little bit and got a few rods out, but couldn't get all four for a bit. We took nine in like 1-1/2 or so hours. Mrs. Co-Pilot was starting to look a little green, and I wanted her to remember a good time not being sick, so we packed up and went in. 2 drifts over the same spot we hooked into way more then 9, brought in a 12" perch for the fryin pan, not to mention those sheepsheads, and I believe I lost my biggest walleye near the boat. On a side note, met up w/ another angler from this site @ the campground. He goes by Priority 1, and from our conversation, I gather that he loves to fish, and is genuinely a nice person. So, it was great to meet you friend, and we will see you again... Good Luck...
  9. Another great day out of Au Gres! Got an early start this morning with the same setup mentioned above. Trolled SW into them for a long time this morning, finally arrived at my most southerly waypoint and it was go time. I should mention that by the time we got there I had time to put on a lot of different lures. Once again, SPOONS..SPOONS...AND MORE SPOONS. So we finally turned around going with the waves, and our speed was to much. I cut the motor and drifted, it worked well. Fishlanders copper confusion harness took two real healthy perch! It was 80' back w/a 1-1/2oz BB. Big Jon mini disc set back 86' with a stinger walleye spoon looks like confusion. Monkey Puke walleye spoon, and the kona gold drifted on riggers 50' back & 5-7' off the bottom. Always fun...10 walleye...2 perch...& one ugly sheepshead Good luck...
  10. Took my brother in law out of Au Gres saturday morning. Started out with all of the lures that were productive last time I was out. Sat down in 30 fow straight out from point Au Gres. Not much happening for the first 2 hours, then we caught 4 fish in 5 minutes. One on fishlanders gobie spoon tipped with a crawler, two off blue and silver daves kaboom, the other came of an inline planer with the parrot hot n tot. Trolled a little further south with no more action, turned back around and head right back for the waypoint I just marked when we hit those 4. Doing so allowed us to pick up the rest of our 2 man limit with little effort. The daves kaboom took more, and then to my surprise the riggers with spoons kept us busy, monkey puke, and gobie spoons. At first I set the riggers for the lightest release I could, then I changed that to a rubber band off the release, thinking that the rubber band would stretch and it would be easy to see a fish there. To the contrary, you had to pay real close attention, the rubber bands were maybe to stout for the walleye. It took a good eye, and if we thought something was there we released it and for the most part when we checked they were there. Ended up with ten [email protected]", biggest going 22", after those [email protected]" the next smallest was 19". So it was a great trip out of Au Gres. Good Luck
  11. Fished the morning with myself and 3 others. Sat down in 23 fow just off point Au Gres. Not much happening in that depth, except for and 8-10# cat, which was a good fight for my 12 yr old cousin. Made our way out the 33 fow south of the point is where we did the best. It was a flurrie of action for a while and then it just stopped. Harnesses behind deep diving storm thundersticks were good, hot n tots kona gold, and the one I call the parrot. Things slowed and I began to throw everything that I have in the box at them, with limited results. Threw out one spoon off a mini disc with no takers. Will hit it again this weekend and see if I can do better than 7 keepers, threw back a handful as well. Each time I go out I seem to put more in the box, with only a month in Au Gres hope to do better sooner. Good Luck...
  12. I too fished last weekend, same places I have been doing really well. 4 man crew and btwn. Sat. evening & Sun. morning only pulled 10 keepers. Like mentioned above didn't get the numbers I have been, but the size of the fish was on the larger side, with only a few 15&16, the rest were 21-23 which is nice. But the lack of fish last weekend has helped me make a choice to go up to the north. Am going sat & sun. will report results monday. Good luck
  13. Alligator, I too will be out Sat. Night & Sunday Morning, give me a shout on 68 I am the HuskyJerk.
  14. Thanks EdB! Will give that a shot this weekend. I was sending them back up to 100'...
  15. Sounds like you are doing very well EdB. Last 2 weekends for me have been productive as well. I have a question on the mini discs, I bought some and have used them 2 of the 3 times I've fished this year. I can't seem to get a bite on the discs. What length of lead are you using? And, are you running everything off them? ie.,harness, plastic, and spoons? Thanks for any info.
  16. Hey guys been on this site a while and have never really posted here. So I will start posting my results from now on, hope it is usefull somehow to anyone. Good luck...JWHEELER Headed out the house @ 4:30am to get up to the bay for the early bite this weekend. Drove up to linwood to launch the boat. Left the marina and headed out just south of the spark plug. Only two of us so I put the 4 rod spread out with a quickness. It didn't take long and we were catching fish. Green storm thunderstick deep diver with a harness anywhere from 75-115' back did it again. Along with a in line weight and a 5-6' harness on the other ones. Blades on the hot harness were orange with a yellow streak down the middle. The deep divers went dead after a while so I took that off and tried pulling some plastic, double jointed raps, hot n tot, and a few others from the bargain bin. The orange and yellow harness took hits most of the day, and then that went dead so I switched to a fishlander blade. Shiny orange hot n tot took most of our fish at 50' back and a snap weight, then another 50' of line. The fishlander blade I put on was copper with the wonderbread dots on it, think it is called confusion. Anyway put that out and caught one instantly, this went on for a 1/2 hour or so and then it slowed again. 2 man limit with the biggest going 21, real healthy looking fish. Speed was all over the place 1.5-2.5, best seemed to be the change in speed. Mainly fishing in 20-24fow. Good Luck...
  17. Am going to fish in ludington 8-2 thru 8-6 where were those nets?
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