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About Dagwood

  • Birthday 01/17/1970

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  • Biography
    Love big lake fishing- just not enough time.
  • Location
    Kentwood, MI- Fish out of GH and Holland
  • Interests
    Fishing, hunting, golf, kids
  • Occupation
    Tool and Die- Sales

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  1. Fished solo. Set lines at 6:30 in 60 fow. Zigged and zagged out to 130 fow and took a steelie on a NBK down 60- south troll- 3.2 sog. Wandered out to 160 fow. Turned east and the braid dipsey got slammed in 120 fow with a BW greasy weiner meat rig back 200- high diver. Battled for 20 seconds then gone. Felt big but I just can't keep them on the dipsey's this year. Would of been ugly trying to net him anyway. My first mate (13 year old son) was too tired from goose hunting the morning before. Reset the dipsey and took a small laker- 200 back in 110 fow. Finished 2 for 3. So much for 1 foot or less. I cannot get my coppers or core to go. Tried plugs, spoons and flies. Done at 10:00. No activity at the fish cleaning station. Talked to one other boat and they had 1 fish. Good luck out there.
  2. Went 1-4 last night. Fished 5-8:30 The "1" came on a UV Jager bomb slider with DR at 65 in 115 fow. It hid underneath the bag of ice in the cooler...would of thrown it back but it was a bleeder. The 3 misses were all on dipseys and meat. Greasy weiner and moo moo. Low diver at 130 back had 1 big rip and was on for 20 sec. then gone. Other 2 were high diver back 160 with big rips then gone. All hits came in first hour. Nothing on coppers and plugs. Good luck.
  3. Sorry to say it was my 1st real trip of the year. We went a whopping 0 for 0. Started at 5:00 in 90 fow and zigged and zagged all the way to 200 marking the occasional fish. Tried spoons, plugs, meat, flies, short cores, long cores, short cu, long cu, swr, my son even tried a topwater down the chute. Not a nibble accept for the biting flies. Marked fish right in my ball line at 50ft on the graph and nothing. Pulled lines at 9:15 and then marked quite a bit of bait with nice arcs around it in 90 fow. It was still a great night on the water however. Good luck.
  4. Went 8 for 9 tonight in 100-150 fow. Unfortunately 4 were lake trout. Fun night on the water tho. 5 fish came on wire from 145-175 back on moo moo meat. 1 on rigger 55 down on a white SD with procto fly. 1 on slider on on jager bomb with rigger at 55. 1 on braid dipsey 190 back with white slick paddle with blue bubble fly. Speeds ranged from 2.5-3.1. Even after speeding up we still nabbed a laker on the meat. Even the jager bomb slider caught a laker. Caught fish in all directions but the current got really crazy out there. Maybe that is why the lakers were biting. Hard to figure out down speed. Nothing on 150 or 300 cop with either chrome with green ladderback plug or green spatter back or a orange with black ladderback plug. Fished mostly straight out but a lot of boats south toward saugy. Hope for more fun this weekend. Good luck.
  5. Lines down at 6:00 with first fish at 7:45 in 130 fow. Then had 2 quick ones at 10:30 pulled lines at 12:00. 3 for 3. Fish #1- rigger at 80 white SD, proctologist fly- 130 fow 12.7lb king Fish #2- On the slider with rigger at 45- UV green dolphin- 145 fow- 4 lb king Fish #3- 3 color with 4 oz dive bomb down the chute- 6 lb coho Marked a lot of fish from 100-150 fow just could not get them to go. They swim up to check it out then nothing. Marked a lot of fish up high so put the 3 color down the chute with the dive bomb on and 3 minutes later had a fish. Could be luck. Anyway, all of the fish were stuffed with alewives. Nothing on divers with meat and nothing on 150 or 300 coppers. Tried f/f, plugs, spoons. Great morning on the water. Good luck.
  6. What loop knot do most tie for heavier leader line like used for flies? Mainly to attach to flashers...
  7. Fished 6:30-9:30 in 100-130 fow and went 4 for 6. SOG was 2.4-2.7 all directions. Fish #1- 12.8# king rigger at 83- 8" white SD Proctologist fly Fish #2- 5# king rigger at 55 slider double orange crush Fish #3- 10.6# steelie 300 cu 8" white SD Blue Bubble fly-hit while reeling in at the end of the night Fish #4- 6# steelie 150 cu MS orange peel- double with Fish #3 The misses were on a wire dipsey 130 back on 2 white paddle with proctologist fly and same rigger as fish #1. Was excited to try the meat rigs for the 2nd time but forgot the meat in the freezer at home. Oh well. Marked a lot of fish in the 120-130 fow and more in 90-100 with a lot of bait pods as we were bringing in lines in the dark. Great night on the water with the family. Good luck out there.
  8. Fished Holland last night from 5:30-8:30. Went 1 for 3 in 80-130 fow. Caught the 9.5lb steely right away in 90 fow on the slider with the rigger set at 69 on what I think is a Craig's Steelhead. It was orange, silver with black dots. My daughter who is 9 had a blast reeling it in. The 2 misses were on a full core with a MS agent orange. Had him on for a minute or two before coming off. Last miss came right at 8:30 in 100 fow with the rigger set at 80 on a white spinny with a blue bubble fly. Nice steely that did not stop jumping. Had him almost to the back of the boat when he really went bezerk and unbuttoned. SOG was 2.6-3.0. Turned out to be a beautiful night as the rain stayed south. Marked some huge pods of bait fish in 50 fow on our way out as we were deciding on the weather. Just wondered what they were. Good luck.
  9. I believe the website is showing sub-surface currents.
  10. http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/currents/glcfs-currents-avg.html Here is the link for the currents-
  11. Fished solo from 6:00 to 10:00 and went 3 for 6. Steely on a slider with a NBK down 45 190 fow, laker on a 150 copper with a UV mixed vegy- turning to sharp, and a 5lb king on a 2 color with a 2oz dive bomb pulling a MS JJ Mcmuffin (I think) in 175 fow. I think I just got out to deep as most boats were in the 100-150 fow range. Started marking more fish and bait as I was bringing lines in around 140 fow. All fish had 4-5" alewives in them. Just feel like it is such a guessing game with no temp/speed probe. The website that shows what the currents are doing never seems to be accurate. Yesterday it showed the currents going from south to north and my lines were angled south when trolling west. It was a great night on the water however. Just have to keep practicing. Good luck, Dave
  12. Headed out for the first time tomorrow morning in Holland- 5/31- need all the help I can get. Depth, how far down, SOG, lures, whatever else would put a few fish in the box. Looks like the weather is shaping up nice. Thanks for the help. Dave
  13. What is the average length of leader from dipsey to spoon?
  14. Had time for an afternoon trip before the soccer tourney this weekend. Wind forecast was wrong again. Less than a foot was more like growing rollers. Anyway headed into the waves almost to PS and 125 fow. Started on a south troll with the waves. Marked a lot of fish but nothing interested. Waves continued to grow. Finally hit a 7 lb king on the dipsey 125 back on 1 using a white fishscale paddle with a blue fly. Fished till 5:45 and called it quits. Good luck.
  15. Sorry I wanted to get this out last night but to much going on. My Son and I went 4 for 6 Sunday morning mostly south of Holland. Launched at 6:00 and was 2 for 3 by 7:15 in 120 fow. Then nothing until about 9:30 when we picked up a small king in 175 fow. Picked up a steelie after that in 160 fow. Started to wrap things up and just ready to grab the last pole (300 CU) and the drag starts to zing. Thought it was a great way to end until the line broke. A good lesson as I knew I should have retied. It looked like a steelie because he jumped about 10 times trying to shake the MS Bloody Nose plug. Which had been our hottest setup. Oh well, it was a great morning out there. Here is what worked- Rigger- 65 down Carmel dolphin slider- 6 lb king Rigger- 60 down MS RV wonderbread 6 lb coho 300 CU- MS Bloody Nose plug- 12 lb king 150 CU- Purple spatter back plug- 7 lb steelie Good luck
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