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About littleboat

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  • Real Name
    Ed
  • Biography
    Work was something I did in a past life!
  • Location
    Holland
  • Interests
    walleye, salmon fishing, Lake Michigan, Huron
  • Occupation
    Retired Engineer

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  1. I was the only one out that I could see fishing. There squadrons of 40-50ft cruisers coming from Chicago. They came by me and turned 0-1ft waves into 3-4 chop for short times. I was hoping to catch some other species, but at least I didn't catch the skunk! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. Fished from 9-11:30. Late start, went 1/1 today, 6.8# laketrout, on Craigs flounder std, with 7c, in 85 fow, no other bites. Fished from front of piers to 105 fow. Marked a lot at pier heads, but no takers. Nice to get out after all this bad weather. I followed a mile long scum line, weaving in a out. Fish were from the surface to 45 down the entire length. When i caught the LT, I saw my board trailing the boat sideways( broadbeam) but not releasing and then it just stopped acting like a snow plow. I pulled in the board and didn't really feel anything. After cranking in alot more I finally got some pull back. I hooked him well. Once on board he beat himself up in the cooler. The currents were crossing each other effecting my trolling speed alot. I went from 2.5 to 3.0 to 1.7 many times todays. Wind picked up as I was leaving. Not to many days left now. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  3. Great catch.! Good you never gave up! Nice fillets# Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. Great catch, especially under those conditions! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  5. Well if you only got to catch one, you got the right! Congratulations! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  6. Great catch! BIG ONE! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  7. I remember. You did well. Rough day out there. I gave my fish eggs to one of the guys there. They were quite large. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  8. When I looked back and saw my rod tip go up, I noticed my line wasn't behind the boat but far to the outside of my 230 cu. So I carefully maneuvered the fish under the cu rod line which was further back. The fish still caught half of the copper line and I had a little bit of a tangle in my net which I cleared once I got the fish on board. The hook fell out of her mouth when she hit the deck. When I netted the fish I used the transom as a fulcrum for balance until I could get better handle on it to pull the fish in. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  9. Normally I don't fish the weekends and I knew the wind was going to produce a 3 ft chop by just reading the bouy information. So like any good fisherman would say, the weather is "perfect." GOT TO GO! I put my order in for a large king to be picked up at 8:55 am in 99 fow. Promptly launched my boat headed out and picked it up at the Lake Michigan drive thru window. One 23lb-6oz 37" long king (personal solo best) on Craig's flounder, 50ft down, 60 ft back on rigger, east troll, 2.5sog, ball temp 48, surface temp 68. 1 for 1. The waves were quite choppy. But I left a tip. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  10. Nice birthday present. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  11. Great catch! Were the hits mostly on riggers? Divers? Planar board lines? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  12. 2 for 3, 10.3# king, 11.9# steelhead. Fished 140-200. Rigger with yellow submarine Mag spoon, bk 60, down 60, east troll, 2.4 sog in 145 fow took king. Ball temp 49.9. 270 cu with dragon slayer SD and blue green fly ( homemade-called salmon treat) took steelie in 172 fow. Lost big one on rigger, taking my 2 spoons and bending rod holder to 40 degree angle. Guess I'll be tightening some bolts. Beautiful sunset. Hosted member Irn, had a good time. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  13. Nice catch Scott, especially under the conditions. Hopefully the forecast won't be so far off next time. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  14. Terrible 3 foot chop on the lake, made fishing very difficult. Fished 180-220. 2 for 2, 2 steelhead, 8.2# and 9.18#, both caught on riggers, 40-50 ft down in 194 & 200 fow, at 7:30am and 7:43am, nw troll 2.4 sog, ball temp 47-48.1. One on blue jackal 70 back other on moonshine moonshine 60 back. Found them in a column of 3 degree water temp change down 50ft. It was almost like a tornado funnel of temperature. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  15. Original yellow submarine. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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