Blackhawk

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About Blackhawk

  • Rank
    Advanced Fisherman
  • Birthday 02/04/1974

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  • Real Name
    Brant
  • Biography
    I am owner of Higgins Marine Metals LLC. We supply fisherman and boaters with custom accessories.
  • Location
    Grand Haven
  • Occupation
    Marine Fabrication
  1. Humor

    Outstanding! Sent from my VS810PP using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. Congrats to you guys. That was a great box of fish.
  3. Fished The Dreamweaver Benefit for Kids Tournament out of Grand Haven Set up in 100' off Rosy mound headed SW at 5:00am. Just in front of around 50 to 60 other boats and some of the calmest water I have seen in a while. got both riggers and both divers set and had the Starboard rigger down 60' with the white spin doctor/ fly release as the first copper was going out. cranked it in quick as the king was at the back of the boat and in the net fast. This fish went 13.7 lbs Managed to get a couple long lines out and just as a 3 color with the board straight back being deployed is starting to pull out the Port Rigger with the probe and a Wonderbread glow spoon down 50' releases with a real good fish on it. After some great rod handling and a clean net we put him in the cooler. 24.4 lbs. and good enough to take Big fish honors. We had the Wonderbread go again with a fiesty 8 - 10 lb. steely get right to the back and in the net only to have him launch straight up and under the rigger cable and gone. Finally 2 misses on each dipsey and spent the rest of the mourning searching. Never had a long line fire Best water has been 105' - 120' for us out of GH
  4. Late start - 9:30 - 1:00 4 for 5 Set up in 180' - 9 rods all 4 fish were in the 240' range blue dolphin warrior spoons were the only takers. nothing on paddles or meat Deepest fish was on a rigger set 90'. 150cu (2 fish), dipsey 180' out on 3 were the other set ups.
  5. Great job, Thanks for honoring Americas finest. Blue Dolphin was good to us today too.
  6. New to the Big Lake

    The amount of line out will depend on where you set up, But if you were in 60' - 80' I would let out one dipsey until it just skips on bottom. Note the amount of line it took to get there and set the other side about half of that with the drag loose enough to tic out slowly. Green and silver, Green and gold behind a trash can dodger should work if you can find fish. The key is presentation and speed.
  7. Kicker motor sizing?

    I would recommend at least a 9.9 HP. They also come in 2 shaft lengths. You will need the long shaft. It is important that the anti-cavitation plate is at least 1" below the bottom when trimmed down.
  8. 4 -4 3 coho and 1 laker Set lines at 09:30 @ 55' headed NW 1st fish - Laker - Dipsey bouncing bottom- dodger spin-glo 65' water 2,3,4 fish 180 - 188' Rigger w/ blue spin doctor/ fly - 10 color w/ blue moon - 200 CU w/ Blue Dolphin We circled this water a few times after 1:00 and no takers and headed in.
  9. Fishing after a strong north wind?

    I don't have any suggestions, but we will be out late mourning JD. I had a plan to head offshore but after today the inshore water may be good. At least worth a look before heading west.
  10. Last season I did run a 60' copper on a rigger a few times, but never had much luck with it. The 3 color has always been good and deploys much easier so I went back.
  11. I run a 3 color with a 40' - 50' leader. The beauty of it is a deep running long line only out 130'.
  12. 3 for 7 Headed straight out at 4:00pm to 80' headed SW to 130'. First fish in 122' then pretty steady action for an hour or so. worked SW and NE until 8:00pm in 125' - 135' 6 rod spread. meat and spoons DR - 47 down with woody woodpecker mag spoon 1 for 3 - Steelhead DR w/ SWR - 37 down with wonderbread reg. size spoon 1 for 2 - 11lb. King 300 copper(45lb) with Blue dolphin mag spoon 1 for 1 - Steelhead Wire diver 150' back green gasoline meat rig 0 for 1 Great night with the wife
  13. Wth

    Been very rough the last coupe days for most of us.
  14. You should definitely add snubbers if you have lost 2 cannon balls. The newer faster riggers have a ton of initial torque when raising. Something has to give. I see the twisted dreamweaver snubbers used the most, but any would work.