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  1. Thanks for the report Rich! Sounds like a great trip for solo fishing. Good job!
  2. Fished out of Holland 4 guy crew, set lines 25ft of water north of pier about 3/4 of a mile. Hunted fish on graph before setting lines. Fish are very scattered, occasional very small groups. Water was very muddy all the way out to 40ft. Fished till 11 only one small throwback and one release. Fished full 8 rod Coho, trout spread. Most fish were btw 10-20 down. Our best marks were 3/4 way to PS. They are not very willing to bite out there where we fished! Trolled on a North heading, speeds btw 2-2.4. Our spread was Thin Fins, small dodger w/peanut fly, small spoons. Good to be out. Which that the fish we marked would have bitten our hooks! Hope this helps and soon it will be good fishing. Stay safe and enjoy the water.
  3. Yep I had one on my boat before! I was fishing solo and it landed on my net, then flew off while I was fighting a fish and tried to land on my shirt! I’m telling ya, the critter was looking me right in the eyes! Of course freaked me out, I lost the fish. Then I was mad and kinda still freak out when it landed on the side of the boat. I swatted it and it landed in the water and managed to get back up and land on the boat again. I mean I don’t blame it I was a few miles out. I trapped him in a bait bag, brought him home to show the wife and let it go in the back yard! I will never forget it trust me!
  4. Fished PS north of pier first trip of the year at 8-11:15 AM 18-20 fow went 5/6. 2 lakers, 1 brown, 1 Coho, 1 King, lost a nice size laker. Fished Thin Fin orange tiger 60 back caught the brown 3lb. Rigger down 12ft 50 back gold, orange, green small Stinger spoon caught 6lb laker. 3 color leadcore took 9lb laker orange green small Stinger. Lost another big one after a nice fight on the same rig. Keeper coho came on orange green small Dreamweaver 2 color leadcore. Smaller king came on rigger 11 down 60 back small orange silver Dreamweaver spoon. Nice day, calm water and most fish came on south troll. Get out and fish, who knows ya might get lucky and catch some like we did!
  5. Fished 7:30-12:00 200 fow PS Got a disabled veteran his limit of of coho and kings. Absolutely an amazing experience and honor to show this guy a great time! Started out deep in 225 fow no marks no hits, came back in to 200 and action started. Hits were all far apart but this decorated soldier was a pro, 5 hits 5 fish 2 kings 3 coho, and a throw back baby King not a bad average for his first time on a deep water rod! heres what worked; north or south troll, 1.9-2.0 at ball, dipsey set at 3 225 back once with smaller blue dolphin, riggers four times one with free slider set 94 down mag spoon and stinger on slider caught a dbl hook up with one throwback using mag and stinger Kavorkian green and blue seemed best Good luck, hope this helps and don't forget the men and women who serve for our freedom to fish these waters!
  6. Congrats, nice catch! I'm taking a veteran out tommorrow in the morning and appreciate the info!
  7. Got out first time this year fished 90-157 fow most marks in 55 no bites there. Water temp inside was 52 found warmer water out 120 caught the following there in 120-140; 7lb Steelhead on Mt Dew SD with pickled sunshine fly south troll 2.5 sog 10lb Laker on Flounder Pounder 40 down 35 back on rigger SE troll 2.5 sog Nice night on water not many boats out there. At the dock reports were very low one fish counts and one boat had just a release so I felt blessed! Tight lines and better fishing ahead!
  8. Way to go Jim, thanks for the report! You are off to your normal smack em season, excellent job fishing & catching!
  9. Hi Everyone! First time out this year finally. Fished SW out of PS in 146-180 found some fish in 160 fishing 80-100 down on riggers. Lakers and kings are what we caught no coho, released the lakers. One of our fish my son fought and landed was a nice king for this time of year that literally went crazy took out 120 feet of line on the first run, 16lbs on the new digital scale! Funny thing was at the net I had to hand line em like Wicked Tuna cause she tried to take out some other gear and created a tangled mess, but we whipped her good! Our fish hit on a SE troll @ 2.8 SOG, hot set ups that worked were big white paddle pickled sonshine fly, and a little glow back blue dolphin got the rods pumping. Fun night for a couple hours and great to be back out there. Good luck, get out and tight lines everyone!
  10. Thanks for the report Jim! Nice to hear you help with the towin!
  11. Went out of Port Sheldon for a little evening solo fishing to see if I could find some fish! Only one other boat out also another solo fisherman "Steeliejoe". I checked 60-80 fow and didn't see hardly any marks. Trolled further and set lines in 90 and headed west. Marked a couple of fish between 90-110 no takers. Kept trolling and marked only a couple more between 130-170 fow. I had one release but when I seem it pop not even a shake when I grabbed the rod! Most all marks were toward the bottom. Temp was 58 degrees down 158 fow. I did mark a couple of bait balls in 138 fow but didn't mark any fish that surprised me! It was great to be back out there considering all the past weekends of the windy blown out weather! It was peaceful and I didn't really mind no fish in the boat, besides somebody needed to get out just to post right? I suspect the warm water low levels an unique weather has caused a difference in the fall fishing. It saddens me to think all the fished harvested and now the cutback in DNR planting plus the probability some salmon will try to spawn inshore or will just die off. Hopefully I'll get out for more fishing and if I figure out where and how to get em I'll post! Live well brothers!
  12. Congrats on the catch, especially after all the wind and temp changes. I'm planning on fishing in the morning and will post results. Thanks for the info and your report.
  13. Got out this morning and fished Port Sheldon Southwest of the channel. Didn't hurry figuring the launch would be crowded so started at 7:30am. Set lines trolling SW @ 110 FOW here's what worked for 7 hits, 4 fish: 3 nice Steelies, all came in very lazy like not much fight, surprised me, and a big fat coho. Alot of Coho's hit this morning from other boaters reports. Started catching fish at 128-158 FOW riggers down, 50,70,80 Blue Dolphin Glow Back, Blue SD w/ blue fly twice, Large White Paddle Mirage Fly 300 copper Wonderbread JPlug Dipsy set on 2 175 back with Blue Dolphin and a vintage large Blue bait from the 70's I have no idea what it's called but I put it out for fun and told my friend we used to catch big ones, and 10 min. later BAMM! nice Steelie Happy holiday and good fishing. Danny
  14. Great job Buster! Thanks for the report. Sounds like you had a great day fishing. Appreciate the details and info on the set up. Congrats on you winning a place in the tourney.
  15. Great job Jeff! Thanks for the report, and way to go getting the ole' girl out for a fishin' trip. Glad to hear you found some fish.
  16. Sounds like you had fun Chandler, great job, and sharp hooks help!
  17. Good job Bob Haven't been out for a couple weeks, reading this tells me it's time to get to it. I was in Memphis at my daughter's wedding. That makes two daughter's getting married in a period of 8 weeks. Guess that means new lure and or equipment purchases is set off for a bit Great job Bob and that new boat has set you in a different class captain! Danny
  18. Dave, as always your posts are awesome! Thank you for the info and the great report. And as always, way to go on hammering the fish. I agree on the tackle destruction. I think it's due to the size fish and as you mentioned they are feeding with a attitude of a hungry lion! What til the fall, I bet the tackle shops will have record sales once these fish gain another 5-8 lbs. I don't mind a few bent hooks or an occasional spoon lost, but when they take my $60 plus rig of a 300 copper loaded with a SD and the planner board that hurts. Anyway thanks for your contribution to this forum. Good fishing brother.
  19. Great topic Kevin! This subject always seems to get our attention, and or cause some deep thinking and concerns and has prompted me to post this here. I am trying to remain confident that the politicians and biologists will do their best not to let this fishery slip away as Huron did. 2 years ago I had a fish biologist out fishing on my boat with me. He is in the Masters Program at Michigan State. I did ask him a lot of questions, some which I promised to keep confidential, but will say that he seemed quite confident that proper measures are being taken and the concern to manage our resources is of great importance to all the powers that be! I wonder if our mild winter hasn't played a role in the feeding change. I am not a biologist or a scientist, but have studied biology, zoology and many other courses in college to know that the ecosystem is a delicate balance. There are risk in interference or manipulation, but sometimes can help to balance negative effects. Remember the spiny fleas (Bythothrephes), it was thought that the alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) would die off because the fleas stuck to their intestinal tracks and stomach which was thought to potentially kill them off. Again, nature has seemed to find a way, and they still thrive and reproduce in Lake Michigan. While it is easy to think we could be bordering a fall or decline in species, it will take a drastic infusion of factors leading to what some would compare to Lake Huron. Rather than talk more science, I hope and trust as I wish all of you will, that our Great Lakes will remain a stable source of enjoyment for many years to come. I am grateful, and appreciate all who are concerned and care as well am grateful to those who protect our interests. We are a brotherhood of sportsman and need to keep a positive movement to maintain our waters and fishery for the next generations. If you do catch alot of fish I guess that's good, as long as your not wasting them. Now greed that is another subject, and we won't talk that one here! Fish on brothers and enjoy what God has given us all.
  20. Great job Bob! It was good talking to you out there, way to go on the fish. Watch out, next thing the wife will want a bigger boat with a cuddy and a porta pot!
  21. Way to whack em Jimmy! Your a great fisherman and it shows
  22. Way to go Dave! Make sure to check that radio out bro, we want you safe!
  23. Nice job Kevin, way to smack em' early in the season!
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