Dr Hook

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About Dr Hook

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  • Birthday 07/08/1963

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    Kabet
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    Hudsonville, MI
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    salmon fishing, hibernation, scratching my butt on a tree
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    Physician

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  1. Outstanding!! They should be up here in Holland soon Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  2. Dr Hook

    GLF App

    Works fine for me as well
  3. Sorry for the late post, but had too much going on after fishing yesterday. First trip of the year began with the top of a picnic table passing us by in the channel on the way out. Blew through the skin ice on the way south just before the Saugatuck channel. Set up in 25 fow just north of the point and began trolling south. Began out first trip of the year with a double on coho just south of the point which is where we had our best marks. Trolled 2.9 to 3.6 SOG with best speed 3.2-3.3. Trolled south til we could the the steam from the power plant on shore then came back north. Trolled out to 50 fow on the turn and picked up a laker , except for that we pretty much kept between 25 and 30 fow as marks would drop off beyond 30. Finished the day 6 for 9 with 3 coho, 2 lakers and a skinny king. We had one hit on a rigger which came off, but the rest came on 2 color, 25' copper and braid 0 dipseys set back 75'. Only hits came on orange jointed rapala, orange and black thin fish, and dark orange dark blue spoons. .
  4. Dr Hook

    GLF App

    same here for a couple weeks at least
  5. Dr Hook

    Divers breaking?

    Looks like the plastic is too brittle for the tension screw. I've used Luhr Jensen Dipsey divers and never had a problem
  6. Dr Hook

    Barometers

    I don’t usually pay attention to barometer, but if I did want the info I’d check the closest buoy Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  7. Dr Hook

    Im still new

    You need to check out inline planers such as TX-44 or TX-22. Most people run copper or lead core off planers to get the desired depth. I suppose you could run divers off a planer but I wouldn't recommend it.
  8. Great report. Hopefully the lake trout reduction won't be used to leverage by-catch concessions in the upcoming tribal negotiations. One other stocking point that was brought up is that lake trout are going to be stocked more off shore in refuges and open water reefs rather than inshore.
  9. Early bird gets the worm...... ........which he then uses to go fishing.
  10. One of em was me probably. We started an hour earlier and finished an hour later. Set up in 75 fow with good marks on a south troll. When they ran out, trolled west to 135. No marks or bites so we came back in and began marking fish between 115 - 120 fow. Finished 3 for 3 with 2 kings and a small laker. Larger king was 15 lbs but had teeny tiny eggs. Probably would have been 30 lbs next August. All hits came from 115-120 fow. Big king came on 180 copper with Moonshine Rickety Ranger, laker came on slider with blue dolphin 90 down, last king came on rigger 80 down with magnum Silver Streak but don't know the name. Blue black and chrome with white nose. Trolling speed was 2.7 to 2.9. Very slow but given the poor fishing lately, quite happy with 3 fish.
  11. Dr Hook

    Help with dipsys and releases.

    That was my thought, if you're setting dipsey to left it should be running on port side. Otherwise it may not be your dipsey. Heavier rigger weights to reduce blowback may help and pancake weights will catch more of a crosscurrent than cannonballs or torpedoes.
  12. Hate to be missing all this calm water and good weather, but all these horrible reports make me glad I'm in San Antonio for a conference this week.
  13. Those ports you may have to go out deeper for immatures. Grand Haven would be your best bet for harbor fishing.
  14. Dr Hook

    Braid

    Not foodies, dipseys Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  15. Dr Hook

    Braid

    I second the green 50 lb for foodies, and yellow 65 for backing on my coppers Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman