littleboat

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About littleboat

  • Rank
    Advanced Fisherman
  • Birthday 07/13/1957

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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
  1. 2/2, both browns, 2.75# and 2.93#. Both on 1 color with gold thinfish in 8 and 10 fow. One on north troll 2.5 sog and one on south troll 2.5 sog. No spoon bites. Both north of harbor. Water surface temp 36.6 to 37.3. Waves were from the SW, 3 foot rollers, pretty tightly spaced. Great day when I can finally figure this brown bite out.
  2. His stomach was empty. He was all laketrout. He was definitely on the hunt for his next meal, probably why he hit my spoon so hard. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  3. Went 1/2, both were laketrout, lost 2nd one, when he spit out the hook just before I could net him (8-10#) best guess. 1st one was 6.54# male. Fished around and north of bubbler. 1/1 on DR with, uv mix veggie, down 32ft, back 70ft, in 36 fow, north troll, 2.3 sog, temp was 36.9 degrees, no fishawk used today. 0/1 on adj 8c, adj for 4c on bigger laketrout with Christmas caramel spoon, north troll, 2.3 sog, again in 36 fow. Waves were 1/2 ft to 2ft lazy rollers, temp 36.9. Pulled thinfish and other crankbaits with no results.
  4. Great story! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  5. All the ramps are in! Good luck this year to everyone.
  6. Stopped by PS at 4:30pm, launch looks great, no ice, no weeds. Watch the waves, they might be bigger than forecasted, enjoy the day. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  7. Unfortunately not. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  8. PS & HOLLAND launch update One launch is in at both places.
  9. I saw two trailers in the lot when I drove by today. What kind of boat were you in? Were you able to pull boards? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  10. That's great. I'm amazed considering the ice conditions. He must have got out early before the channel closed up. Nice catch! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  11. Stopped by both launches, Holland still has alot of ice on the lake. Channel fishing probably would work, but not so well with a boat. Port Sheldon had boats launching without ramps, several boats on Pigeon Lake which was open to Michigan, but once on the big lake your rod eyelets would freeze up and boards couldn't be pulled because of the thin ice still on the lake. You could get out but it was challenging with your equipment. Some that stayed at the channel were catching pike. Keep that warm weather coming, though the long range forecast might indicate some snow showing up again.
  12. I agree. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  13. Ice at Port Sheldon lake was completely blocking the entrance to Lake Michigan, probably pass the no wake zone into Sheldon and a little steep, like you may have seen at beach area buildups. Launch area ice was maybe an inch or less, but after this coming weekend warm up, I suspect they might both be gone. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  14. Grand Haven & Port Sheldon update Grand Haven River and launch area are free of ice out to the lake. Port Sheldon has skim ice and blocked entrance to lake. Won't be long now! Holland is still blocked.
  15. That's what I use. I cut the length to the fly size, pull it through the center and bury the hooks in the end. I then cut 4 slots on the end, wrap the leader around the insulation and trap the end of the leader in the slots, works great. Store it in a piano box. Usually get 12-15 in box. Label the box section with fly name. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App