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  1. We have been catching lots of Ciscos in East Grand Traverse Bay. Here are a few with four Lake Trout in the middle for good measure. Note that a couple a very big.
  2. Launched out of Elk Rapids at 8:30 and went looking to jig for Cisco. First three spots close to the harbor in 40 to 60 FOW didn't yield anything. Some fish were there but no bites. Went out to my favorite Lake Trout spot and caught one jigging but moved around quite a bit and couldn't get another bite. After that we tried trolling in shallow water, 15 to 20 ft, with flat lines, one color and three color lead core and stick baits. Zip, zilch, nada. No fish in shallow. It must be too late. The water was 64 degrees on the surface. We then tried jigging in some more likely spots further North. Caught two Cisco and a 26 inch Lake Trout to round out the morning. We finished with two each Cisco and Lake Trout. Much slower day than our last trip out.
  3. Great drone shots! They really give a big feel to the presentation.
  4. The best place to shop for DYI canvas work is Sailrite. http://www.sailrite.com/ I've bought tools and sewing machine and made a front cover for my Tyee to keep the water from coming in on rough days. They have all of the tools and snaps you need.
  5. What a difference a few days makes. On Monday the 10th we marked many fish and hooked three Kings. Today they seem to all have disappeared. No marks, no bites and little action. Caught a nice 26 inch Lake Trout but no Kings. There were no Kings in the cleaning station either. It seems that the fish on Monday were passing through. The one I caught on Monday was a natural reproduction King salmon.
  6. Set up in front of the port at 6:15 in 100 FOW and trolled west and then South once past North Point. Lost a King on a wire std dipsey on 1 1/2 setting 130 feet back running a Moonshine yellow flounder std glow spoon. Lost a king on a 225 ft copper and Moonshine Mongolian Beef RV spoon due to difficulties getting the planer board to come up to the surface. After finally getting it up and in to the boat, the King came of about halfway in. It was a very acrobatic fish jumping out the the water several times while the planer board was still on. Landed a 14 lb King on the rigger down 100 ft using a small spin doctor and white & silver fly. Landed two Lake Trout on the riggers with flasher fly set ups. One was a nice 26 1/2 inch female. Not many Kings caught judging by the barrels in the cleaning station.
  7. East Bay 7-22-2015 Went out at 5:15 looking for Kings out of Elk Rapids. Didn't find any but took our limit of Lake Trout. First ones coming on Salmon type lures, Flasher & fly, Moonshine RV spoon and even a Big Weenie meat rig. Later fish were caught on the traditional cowbells and peanut. Fish hanging around 60 to 80 ft down in water 80 to 90 ft deep.
  8. Great Photos! Love the release shots.
  9. I have been thinking about a new boat and I really like the looks of the HewesCraft and KingFisher aluminum boats. They seem to be pretty much dedicated to fishing use. My question is the "ride" of these boats versus a heavier fiberglass boat of comparable size. It seems logical that the aluminum boats would not cut through the waves as well and bounce around in rough water more. I have a Lund 1850 Tyee that I really like so that is my baseline. I know that it moves up & down in rough water mainly due to the lower displacement. How would it be on 25 to 27 ft HewesCraft or KingFisher vs. fiberglass boat? Is anyone willing to share their experience? I'm not out to bash anything here, just some considered opinions from experienced fishermen.
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