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  1. Thanks for the replys ,after 6 tries finally suceeded in blood knot sucess. Going to do a comparison catch rate between the rigger set up with flouro leader and the other with straight 25lbs bigame solar, switched both leaders on two copper set ups as well to 25lbs seguar floro
  2. flourocarbon leaders Just wondering if any body has had made up any flourocarbon leaders for their down rigger rods? If yes what kind of knot did you use ? or do you use small swivel to make the transistion? I currently am using 25 lb big game "solar color" and wanting to be a bit more stealthy but dont want to pony up all the cash and spool all my reels with flouro thanks Boomer
  3. How is the channel to lake michigan through mona lake and do kings go into it in any numbers in the fall? Sent from my SM-J320V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. I havent ever fished a tournament before so tell me what you would expect me to do and cover cost wise. I am planning on camping in holland that weekend anways and was planning to give it ago a with my deep v if the weather permits. My father(who loves me to take him fishing) will be camping with me as well but I usually do all the line sets when I take him and he drives and yes i run dipseys, downriggers and copper its been just harder to get out this year so I have no score card for 2016
  5. I have a question regarding a 12" paddle is it supposed to sway back and forth in the water or spin? I can't deteremine a front or back either I believe it is a dream weaver branded paddle. I was trying to run a meat rig behind it if that makes any difference.
  6. I am wondering if the leaders you are talking about are to your spin doctors or whatever spinnie you choose I am hestitant to use 20lbs flouro and loose 20 bucks worth of gear does floro increase your catch rates that significantlly?
  7. 1st night run of the year fished 7:30 - 9:30 ended up with 4 kings with two being 17lbs one 14 and a good eater 125 feet of water was the magic # for us on a east/ west troll spin doctor mtn dew with green fly on a wire mag dipsy 180 back took the two hogs great night to be out . question how close does the wire run to the chart given with the mag dipsy for depth ?
  8. My father in- law is looking for a outboard repair guy that doesn't charge "van's prices" for a 1993 ish 60 evinrude any thoughts, plenty of time to work on it only uses it once a year (overheating problem)
  9. 3 for 3 145 to 130 fow east troll worked best blue dophin glow mag took two absoulutly beautiful night to fish, those are the nights to think about in february, smooth as glass bright moon over water landing 16 pounder by spotlight
  10. 1st trip out of holland for the year resulted in one steelie fished 7:30 till 10pm 120 to100fow north of spyglass condos no other hits 1 for 1 on 280'copper sarge moonshine spoon. not much happening at fish cleaning station at 10:45 boomer
  11. Thanks for advice I got the extra braided line as a gift. And it was a better reel than what I was using as my second rigger set so I just used it. think I'll change it to Mono. thanks again
  12. last week I had the worst trip of the year for the line "goo". I've been told it's spiny water fleas, I noticed it the worst on my braided lines, especially one rod that I had been running on the rigger with a braided line. thinking the little aqautic pests can hang on better to the braided lines what do ya think? Very frustrating when you have to stop three times to pull them off the line because they clog the last eyelet. Boomer
  13. Went two for three this morning 150 Fow by Tunnel Park Nice king 103 ft down on a rigger on hapee Meal spoon little king 105 on rigger green j- plug Slow action lots of boats out not many cleaning fish at 11:30 ish radio chatter seemed low. But the catfish story was great. Forgot to put the plug in this morning got to the end of the no wake zone by launch before noticing boat wouldn't plane out instant "ah ha moment" Very memorable start to slow day.
  14. can't wait till the fish come back in closer, good job like the fish in the grass thing
  15. Ok I am not an avid poster, but here it goes fished out of holland friday personal best day 9 for 11 ( two were greasers) we stopped fishing b/c live well was full very cool. Saturday didn't hook up with anything and seas beat us up went in early. Sunday went 2 for 4 one was a 16lbs so that was ok. Fished mostly 120- 140 fow best troll S.E. Really coul have fished with one pole all weekend because it caught 80% of the fish wire diver set 1.5 144 back with an mt dew 11' paddle and a pink glow fly . I want another pink fly thank you Nailer for your pre trip advice
  16. thanks for the info i am going to change back to the mono , do you think paying the big bucks for flourocarbon is worth it? going out friday morning if weather permits, sat hopefully wave forcast changes. my phone # is (616) 443-0195

  17. hey I am noticing the pics of the spin doctors are showing them with the fly hooking up on the side with fins (less movement) is this the way that works best?
  18. Ok here is a question that the dealers cant seem to get me an answer on. I have several leaking rivits on my 1995 sc175 sea nymph the rivits are in the gas tank portion of the hull I am not sure if the tank rests directly on the rivits or not . I want to weld the rivits but do not want to melt the plastic tank or worse burn the boat down, does any one know if there is a gap? The reason I am hestitand on removing the tank is it appears to be too wide for the access panell in the floor. any ideas ?
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