Dr Hook

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About Dr Hook

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    Advanced Fisherman
  • Birthday 07/08/1963

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    Hudsonville, MI
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    salmon fishing, hibernation, scratching my butt on a tree
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Early bird gets the worm...... ........which he then uses to go fishing.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Those ports you may have to go out deeper for immatures. Grand Haven would be your best bet for harbor fishing.
  10. Braid

    Not foodies, dipseys Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  11. 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
  12. Or.........you may have just ended the Holland run by catching the only fish that was running. Nothing on the graph in the channel or outside the pierheads yesterday morning leaving Holland. We decided to check out Saugatuck as well with the same results. Eventually set up in 120 fow south of Saugatuck. Trolled between 100 and 160 fow all morning but all we managed to take was one 17 lb female in 130 fow on a braid dipsey 100 back with Last Brunch fly and UV crush spindoctor.
  13. Holland 8/30 AM Set up south of the channel in 80 fow with lots of good marks but couldn't get them to go. After an hour began heading deeper, took a 10 lb laker in 108 fow on wire dipsey 180 back with Last Brunch fly on the way out to 160. No marks between 130 and 160 and colder water moving in so turned around and began trolling 110-130 fow. Took a 19 lb king in 125 fow on wire dipsey 200 back with Last Brunch fly again. And that was it. Fished 110 - 130 the rest of the morning. Pretty slow out there now.
  14. Sounds like the day we had. our one coho came in 115 fow on slider about 50 feet down. Glad we pulled lines at 9:30 in the 3 footers.