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  1. Fished solo, 9-1pm, one man limit, 5 for 5, 1king, 4 steelheads 1 dble. Had to release 1 steelhead, only 3 are allowed. Fished 100-135 1- steelhead, 12.5#, (9:25am), 8C, MS happee meal, 2.3sog, w troll, 121fow. 2- steelhead, 6.32#, (9:25am), 5C, Jordo spoon, 2.3 sog, w troll, 121fow 3-king, 6#, (11:15am), DR back 60, dwn61, NW troll, 2.4 sog, 53.2° ball temp, 116fow, RV Green jeans 4-steelhead, 7.53#, (12:14pm), DR back 60, down 50, 2.5 sog, S troll, ball temp 51.9°, 120 fow, RV Green jeans. 5-steelhead, (12:40pm),10C, moonshine, returned to water only allowed 3 steelheads. I didn't want to keep catching more steelheads just to keep releasing them. They were very hungry. It was a very successful fall day. Waves were flat to 3 ft rollers, mostly 1footers. Great Day! Marking alot of fish at this depth! Temperature break into 44-49° water was 75ft down
  2. Holland has two ramps in. Big Lake is pretty rough. Caught 10" perch in macatawa yesterday. Plenty of perch around. Good luck. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  3. Update on the fish cleaning station. It's closed for the season now. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  4. Fished solo, 9am-11am, that flat forecast just wasn't there. 3' chop, past 85 ft it got worst. Made it a short trip. Only able to run 2 lines, DRs Anyway 1/1, (9:38am), 11lb-8oz laker, 34" long, on dr back 60, 80fow, down 60ft, sog 2.2, E troll, ball temp 60.9, mag bloody nose spoon. Lots of marks. Very difficult solo trip. Wind changing all the time. Strong deep currents changing. One ramp has been pulled, fish cleaning station is still open. . Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  5. You didn't mention the spoon size other than Mag. Did the larger spoons (i.e mags) attract more or less bites than the standards? Liked you data survey. I have noticed an oddity in my spoon box, is whenever I buy more than two of the same spoon it almost never gets bit again under any conditions. I guess some fish never like seeing the same thing twice and others can't get enough of it. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  6. Did you mark much bait? Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  7. I try to look at the open water forcast for greater than 5 miles, if it says 2-4s you are in for a bumpy ride or worst even if the near shore say 1footers. Not safe enough for me when fishing solo. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  8. You should be ok, just turn the gain up between 3 and 5 higher than you have it on. I run mine higher on the gain than I used to and get a better steadier signal even with it on the same side as it's downrigger. I have both transducers on the same side opposite the kicker motor. New probe came today. Boom pulley, cable, terminator fittings a couple more days. I have all the rest. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  9. Good point on the batteries. Once I finish my stock pile of alkalines, I will revisit the lithiums. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  10. I think the cable must have been frayed a little, but the boom hid it, so I didn't catch it, then a 3ft wave hit me put it under the transom ladder and pulled my boom pulley right out it's holder when it broke, because it was all near the surface when it happened. I'm going to be more manually attentive when my autostop comes to the surface. Because it may have run all the way up to the pulley and broke before I realized it. It was all very fast when it happened. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  11. Solo, short trip today 1.5 hrs, waves 2-3ft, shot out to 170fow before I found some cold water at 120ft below the surface. Went 1 for 2 with a 3.35lb king with Bloody nose mag (8:38am), 172fow, 120 down on DR, ball temp 46.1. As I was bringing up my DR the cable broke taking my cannon ball and fishhawk probe to the deep. It happened so fast I couldn't catch it. My only consolation was my small very expensive king. I was marking enough fish to stay out, but as I looked at my other rigger I noticed the wire was frayed, so rather then risk another DR issue I headed in to repair it and try another day. Lesson learned, but very expensive. If you find your fishawk display is reading funny in the 172 fow range, remember my batteries will be running for 200 hrs before they stop.
  12. Added picture to main post. Camera tends to lighten pictures misleading ID. Added picture to main post Dark gums, spots top and bottom of tail more prevalent in the extra picture. I would have been happy either way. Great job on your 5/5 catch the other night! Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  13. Solo 2 for 4, 14.4oz king and a sheep head (a gift whenever I fish shallow) that was close to 14lbs also. King 14.4oz, (7:09am) on an 8C with a happee meal mag spoon. sog 2.4, S direct, 54 fow, temp at depth 43.9 Lost two others in 135fow, one hit my Port DR with a jordo std spoon and ran for several minutes and when I tried to tenderly crank him in the line snapped and I lost him. He was of very good size! At the cleaning station a boat came in with (15-20 Kings) but most were small. Lake was calm Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  14. Solo, 1 for 2, 6.82# king, (6:46am), DR bk 60, down 49 in 78 fow NW troll, 2.3 sog with Bloody nose mag. One other bite, but never saw it. Got up early for the morning bite. As I made my way through the darkness I noticed several boats never turned on their navigation lights and some had their stern light burned out. Alot of twists and turns to prevent a bad situation. On top of that one anchored sail boat ( not moored to a bouy never had an anchor light on and was very close to the normal boat traffic area). Then a 300ft+ freighter came in. There must have been 30 boats waiting for him to clear. So much for getting up early Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  15. Solo 1 for 3, (7:53am)#9.98 coho in 64fow, ball depth 46, E troll, temp 49.2, Green flounder pdr. There was a traffic jam at the entrance. it looked like Christmas trees all lit up going back and forth. I decided to go to the point and fish. one bite in 100, but spit it out. no other marks. I headed back on the outside edge of the pack set my lines down in 70 fow. Got one fish right away and missed another after it took my line and spoon (bloody nose).. No more bites after that most of the boats headed in I quit at 10:30, since we were camping and had other things to do. Sorry I couldn't get up early enough to help jdh out.. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  16. Do you just troll on one engine or do you have a kicker mtr also? Let us know what failed? Great catch through a difficult situation Weather forecasts, that 1ft forecast can be real tricky. I try to look at the offshore zone for the area I will be in and if looks greater than 1-2 fts I know it will be a bouncy day and stay home. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  17. The Happee Meal spoon has been a go to spoon for years with me. It's one of the best long lasting glowers I have used. I fished an extra hour but I couldn't get that fifth fish to make my limit. I picked up my lines when the bite seemed to slow down and headed out to 250fow. I saw 2MD pass by me earlier. He had a great catch Fishing 3 spoons or other setups is always tough but rewarding. I make it easy with my autopilot and electronic kicker motor control. The boat runs itself, I just fish and have a cup of coffee or bottle of water. I like the process as much as catching the fish itself. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  18. Great catch, excellent report and happy smiles! Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  19. Fished solo, 4 for 5, 2 Kings, 1 coho and 1 steelhead. 1st king 7.78#, 6:00am, north troll, 2.3 sog, ball depth 36, ball temp 47.6, 79 fow with nbk uv sd and artic blast fly back 25. 2nd king 5#, 6:55am on 8C in 78fow, south troll, 2.4 sog with Happee Meal spoon mag coho small 8:52am on jordo rigger slider in 237 fow Steelhead 8.8#, 9:20am on 300 cu, 2.3 sog, NW troll, ln 242 fow with Happee Meal mag Beautiful day. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  20. Fished solo, 80-210fow, 3 for 5, 13# king 8:30am 180fow, 3# steelhead and small king also(8:11am 164fow and 11:09am 191fow). All on MS Bloody Nose mag on DR down 70-80, back 50-60ft, sog 2-3 to 2.5, waves we're 2-3 ft. Current was very strong. No hits on divers or boards. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  21. Congratulations! Great catch, some very good eating. Every king catch has its own story. I enjoyed yours. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  22. I did. It was about a 20 minute challenge while he ran with the lure in, out and around the stern. I find the biggest heart breaker is when you lose one as you trying to net them solo, because you are always letting go of the rod to grab the net, pulling off a slider lure or when you have to clear other lines by putting the rod with the fish in a holder with a little less drag hoping it will hold on until you can pull him in. That's what happened to my second king. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  23. Fished solo again 7-noon, 3 for 5, 12#-4oz king, 14.85# laketrout and 4# laketrout. Fished 100-165fow. king (10:59am) 12#-4oz, 9color, 2.3sog, s troll, 45dwn,159fow, ratchet jaw. laketrout (8:26am) 14.85#, 8Color, 2.2sog, se troll, 40 down, 150fow, jagerbomb. laketrout (7:04am) 4#, DR following bottom with 11" white flasher and bumble bee spin n glow, 124fow lost nice size king at back of the boat while unhooking slider from line. 2-3 ft slow rollers most of the morning. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  24. Fished solo, 6:47am-12pm. 80-170fow, 3 for 5. 14# king and two smaller Laketrout. King came on Stb DR in 158fow, 2.2 sog, south troll, ball temp 47.8, down 60 with Bloody Nose spoon at 9:28am. Others(laketrout) 8:48am 5lb and 10:12am 3lb came on Port DR, with big white flasher and bumble bee spin-n-glow in 162 fow following the bottom. Both had bladders expanded. Sent from my Z5156CC using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  25. 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
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