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  1. The TX-44 will pull just about anything that we use in the Great Lakes. I pulled a 600' copper last fall to just to see how they would do. The 600 rode just as nice as if it was a 300 on a walleye board. There was no problem bringing fish in on them either just point the tip of the rod down to the water and start reeling. As far as rough water I used them in 4'-6' following seas and they didn't sink with a fish on them.
  2. What kind of meat rigs do you like?

  3. I live on just south of Conklin

  4. Nice work Matey I looked at the pics nice fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. No I try not to if there eating meat 2-4 rods out of 10 -12 rods is going to fill the cooler fast and keep everybody on board busy .
  6. Hello everybody, My Name is Mike Harvey I own Salmon Wagon Sportfishing. I normally fish out of Grand Haven. I Prostaff for Michigan Stinger, Rapture Trolling Flies, Big Jon, Church Tackle and Pro Troll Flashers. If you see me around say Hi and introduce yourself thanks.
  7. Hello to everyone My name is Mike I fish out Grand Haven and Muskegon I Prostaff for Michigan Stinger, Rapture Trolling Flies, Pro Troll, Church Tackle,and Big Jon.

  8. Meat is the key from July on. I fish meat for fish that are out of temp and suspended. Normally you will see the fish about 10am quit biting and they will be in warmer water like 60 degrees. I concentrate one rigger with a 100' lead about 10' above the fish 2 wire divers about the same and 2 coppers as close to the depth your seeing the fish. My SOG is 2.1-2.5. The rest of my spread consist of plugs and flasher/fly and I'm fishing these in the cooler water looking for active fish. You will see the meat fish they will be living just above the thermocline you can't miss them those are the fish when it starts to get dark and they go back to hitting regular baits well good luck with it
  9. The line is fine I would recommend the Spro swivel the black ant style I've had too many failures doing the albright
  10. Coppers 2-600 2-450 2-400 2 350 4-300 2-250 4-225 4 200 2-175 2-150 4-100 and 4-50 wire 2-1000' that was all on a 21' boat until this year
  11. Worked well for us last year at grand haven we put tuna in them they caught lakers close to bottom and kings when used on wire diver i liked the 11" pro troll white blade crush glow inlay the best colors of the cut plug were black/silver, blue dolphin, and the green dolphin another thing we caught fish in the mud with them so there pretty versatile
  12. 1 1/2 and 1 1/4 and 3/4 if you like to run double spin n glo set up the big ones will work but you will have more bites with these sizes
  13. The hot tiger is really good but hard to find sometimes it looks like a firetiger with orange squiggles and a hot pink head its made by Storm. I have not seen a difference between the two manufacturers with the fishing so good this year.
  14. Are they a big board that you would pull from a mast or are they inline?
  15. The handle for a paint roller works really good too just a little custom bending and they are cheap!
  16. depends on were your fishing what kind of bottom structure

  17. lucky charm dodger / chartruse-green spin n glo with mylar wings. Chrome hammered dodger/ fire dot with mylar wings. Trash can and Hyptnotist . Pro Troll mtn dew 8" UV crush tape with chartruse and green spin n glo one yellow bead 8mm then a hyptnotist teaser fly. Just remember that when your measuring a spin n glo use measure the diameter vs the length I made the mistake when I ordered and ended up with a bunch of tiny spin n glos.
  18. The new x-4 is awsome. It will read in depth as far down as 200' . The other plus is that it doesn't eat batteries like some of the other units and the display is very crisp and clear. I fish on alot of boats over the course of the summer and I notice alot problems with the coated cable the other units use. Problems range from the coating getting striped off then getting caught in the wheels of the riggers. When fishing deep you have more blow back of the wire due to the larger diameter of the cable. I have noticed also that some riggers don't accept the coated cable on the spool very well. If you do choose a unit with coated cable make sure to run it on a rigger that is facing strait off the back of the boat it will go on the spool better than putting it on an outdown were it it stacking itself onto one side of the spool good luck with it and good fishing
  19. Pending on how much fishing you do the new Okuma wire rods will do just fine I prefer the 9 -10' Shimano Talora but I'm on the water 5 days a week. My advice is to stay away from the cheaper models it is going to cost you more money in the long run as far as wire getting pinched and grooves being cut into the rollers, so once you lose a diver,snubber,rotator and a fly it adds up to around 30 dollars a crack do that 5 times over the course of the summer and you just bought a good wire rod. good rod for copper alot of guys don't realize is the Shimano TDR retails for 29.99 anywhere you go myself and other well known charter captains have had great luck with them and no need to change the tip. I've got 15 TDRs onboard for coppers with zero failures and it didn't break the pocket book good luck and good fishing
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