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Sly Selea

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  1. My buddy works for the St Joe water department. 2 pumps that pump the discharge from the fish cleaning station overloaded a couple weeks ago when the big kings were were still around St Joe. Part of my buddies job is skimming the layer of ground fish fat and offal from the holding tanks when the pumps start backing up. He says he's never seen it even close to as heavy and thick as it has been recently. I did not ask if they were hiring. New pumps are on order and should be installed soon. We're talking big, expensive pumps, so the water department guys were apparently pretty ticked about it. I sent him in with a cooler full of Salmon to pass around to the workers as an olive branch, lol.
  2. Still jealous. Sent from my N9518 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  3. I think I was picking you up giving a report on the VHF giving a report while we were fishing (not catching) out of St Joe. We were very jealous. Sent from my N9518 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. We didn't do any better. Fished 180 to 200 and had some marks, landed 1 coho on a 120 copper with greenish yellow spotted mini streak. In hindsight we probably should have run lines deeper, I was hoping for some steelhead. Trolled all the way into 70 with very few marks. Landed one more Coho on a J-9 rainbow trout color at 95 feet. Probably will set up closer tomorrow.
  5. Heck, the learning is half the fun. Your obviously intelligent and inquisitive. I predict a boatload of fish for you,
  6. No way 10 color is hitting 100' feet at 2.5. Maybe bounce your balls or divers if your going for Lakers. I would also humbly suggest not using body baits for Lakers, but rather spin n glows with cowbells (gotta go slow) or Dodgers.
  7. Hey Larry, I was fishing around you in the Sportcraft with the blue canvas, we were 2 for 2. Slow day, but sure was nice out. Landed a coho early then a nice very feisty 12lb 14oz king at 12:30 on a brownish green spotted mini streak on a 2 Color. Couldn't believe it. Got to wait an hour at least for the railroad bridge to open, that was a blast. I'll probably see you out there tomorrow too.
  8. Yep, put it in and left it in, and thanks for asking. Only managed to get 6 trips in so far, but at least the block hasn't frozen, and it got down to 21F last Friday. On below freezing night I've thrown a seedling heating mat in the bilge and covered the motor with a blanket. Next year, I believe I shall wait longer. The worry hasn't been worth it.
  9. This is the earliest I've had my boat ready and I'm itching to get in on this great coho run, the pier just isn't working for me. Sportcraft 252 with a Volvo-Penta 5.0 i/o and would be in the water at a marina. The short and long term forecast calls for the occasional night dropping as low as 27 in St Joe. How cold does it have to get before I worry about busting a manifold or something?
  10. I switched over to Familiar Bite early this year after needing some in Holland and that was what they sold at Lakeshore Tackle. In my opinion they are longer, meatier and tougher than Erie Dearie. I had to drive back up to Saugatuck from St Joe to stock up on them. Not entirely sure if I'm getting any better results on them yet, but I'm an optimist. I wonder though, if any decently brined brand won't due.
  11. 68. And since I have to have at least five characters, sixty-eight.
  12. Where? Calumet Marine here on the forum is always a reliable source. You must be serious about it, first post in two years.
  13. Hoosier Daddy here on the forum has a great deal on a high quality pair, and you'd have a bunch of copper left over you could use on other reels. I wish someone would hurry up and buy them before I break down and do it. http://www.greatlakesfisherman.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38157
  14. That really interests me. Was it actually in the lake? I don't know much about walleye other then they are delicious. I didn't know they got that close to the big lake, although I have caught them a ways up the St Joseph river. I'm trying to get better at catching them to mix up the fish menu.
  15. In St Joe they are pretty thick all the way up to the Berrien Springs dam.
  16. I use them and like them. I mostly like the thought of relieving some of the strain on the line if I somehow drop the ball or drag it along the bottom. Also makes it easier on the hands if you have to reach out pull the ball in. I use a heavier snubber than the one on my dipsies, can't remember the brand name. Boltman, attach between end of rigger cable and ball.
  17. Unless my memory is shot, it seems like the old ones came with a snap swivel on each end. On the new ones I've bought this year, I've had to attach a split ring and swivel. I don't recall ever having to do that in the past.
  18. When I'm stumped, I also pay close attention to Coastwatch and see if I can locate any reachable large obvious temperature breaks on the surface.
  19. I run meat (usually strips) with 10" spin doctors off my divers later in the morning. Brined or unbrined, haven't noticed a big difference. Once you get used to it's easy. Don't forget the round toothpicks.
  20. Friday was south of the pier heads in St Joe in 30 to 35 feet
  21. What am I missing? Charter Captains aren't supposed to use the fish cleaning station?
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