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    Ed
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    Work was something I did in a past life!
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    Holland
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    walleye, salmon fishing, Lake Michigan, Huron
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    Retired Engineer

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  1. Nice report, well done. I normally don't fish the weekends or holiday due to traffic. But seeing the future weather report, knowing bad weather/wind was coming back, I figured I better get out. I couldn't believe the nearly empty parking lot. l launched later then you ( wished it had been earlier now). 1st lines were in the water but not until 8am. I went 5 for 5 with a 8lb king being the biggest. Lots of shakers/ dinks. Lots of boat traffic and I felt the big gusts also, quite the surprise. Fished the same area, but not as successful as you. Congratulations! Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. 1st solo trip out this year. 1 for 3. 5# 25" laker on a jordo spoon in 30fow on DR at 2.3 to 2.5mph. Lost coho/laker on dble orange crush spoon 4C knot came undone as pulling fish near boat in 20fow Last hit was in 30fow off DR with same jordo spoon was a lot bigger? Got fish within 30ft of boat when the 25# line broke. I should have let him run more to tire him out. Bad handling on my part. He wasn't near the surface so I couldn't identify him. This little guy was in the laker I caught. Conditions: 1-2 ft waves with occasional light sprinkle, wind was w-sw 10-12mph, but picked up to small chop late morning. Water temp was 46.6°, air was 51° Fished shallow 14-20fow with no bites going south several miles using thinfins, rapalas and maglips. I went on deeper on my way back. I was in my 16-1/2' boat. Marked very few fish. Storm must have scattered them. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  3. 1 ramp is in at both launch sites. They are pushed in deeper because of the shallower water. Both lakes are free of ice. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. Yes, definitely a bulk carrier. Wind and waves have still been terrible (3-4ft) waves. I've been able to fish around the pier heads, but very few marks and no bites even using some golden shiners and various non baited jigging spoons. Lots of perch marks in mac. Haven't caught a walleye in mac this year. One ramp is still in. Water temp was 43° two days ago. Typical perch caught while jigging 8" Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  5. Wow that wave forecast was off today by 3ft. My boat was soaked from the bow to the helm. No bites today. Marked lots of fish and bait. Could not get one taker. Lake temp was 55 top to bottom in 100-150 fow. Lake Mac was 49.9. I caught this freighter backing out of the harbor when I headed in, 1st time I've seen that, I don't know if he couldn't get in because of the wind problem or he just backed out entirely after his port call? Question: Does anyone know what muskegon lake's water temperature is now? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  6. Fyi... The DNR has pulled 2 of the ramps and closed off the big parking lot across the street from the launch site. I suspect they pulled 2 of the ramps out of PS also, but I haven't verified it. The big lake has all cold water now. The last blast from the rain and wind storms did the job. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  7. Fished solo 10am-1pm. 1 for 9, alot of hits but none holding on. 130-160 fow. 4-5 ft swells but do able with low winds. Thermocline was at 125-130 fow. I thought my releases were being tripped by the rolling waves but it wasn't the case. The hits were right at the 60.1 ° ball temp. Lots of bait and big fish marks swimming in and out of the thermocline. Caught a small but tasty king at 125 down in a 150fow. barely over 2# at 11:25am on a downrigger with a blue glow uv flounder pounder. Fyi ..The cleaning station is closed also. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  8. Fished 130-150 fow, 2 for 4, a 9# steelhead (happee meal in 136fow 100ft down) and throwback king( flounder pounder ). Had to stack 2 poles on one rigger to get to the cold water and let the other one carry my fishhawk and lure. Fish were just not hitting my deep diver. Beautiful day on the lake. Fishing solo as usual. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  9. The unit is a 12 volt, 55lb thrust, 54" shaft, with a US2 universal sonar Minnkota Terrova trolling motor. It includes a foot pedal, hand held I-pilot link remote, charging cord, 40 amp breaker, recepticle and plug. Unit is in excellent condition. A great system with plenty of torque and shaft length for boats 17ft or smaller and only requires space for one battery. If your in the area I can help you install it. Price $1300. Holland, Michigan Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App This item has been sold. Thanks for looking.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Great catch.! Good you never gave up! Nice fillets# Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  13. Great catch, especially under those conditions! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  14. 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
  15. Great catch! BIG ONE! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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