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Eyes N Leapers

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About Eyes N Leapers

  • Rank
    Fisherman
  • Birthday 12/10/1968

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  • Real Name
    Gary
  • Biography
    Avid walleye fisherman W.Basin Erie
  • Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Interests
    Walleye's n Smallie's
  • Occupation
    UPS Driver
  1. We use a pair of rapala shears they are curved and sharp as a razor. Use to use a knife til I almost took my finger off when my son got launched into me with a big wave. I never did a salmon, is it safe to leave them on stringer over the side we use a stainless stringer for walleyes. I think I am going to take the rope stringer that I had at the ocean just to be safe!!
  2. I am a avid walleye fisherman on Erie we are trailering the boat to Ludington from Port Clinton, OH. this wekend. My question is do you bleed the salmon & trout out before icing them down in the boat. We cut every walleye we catch (snip the gills) let them bleed on a stringer or in a bucket then throw them in the cooler. It cuts way down on the slime, no blood when U filet them, & the filets are white as snow. Does anybody do this? Thanks Gary
  3. I am arriving Sat. Aug. 11th in the afternoon. staying all week leaving Sat. Aug. 18th. Got a slip a the Municipal Marina for the week. We have 25ft Hardtop Sportcraft Green Trim with a 9.9 Merc Kicker on back. Boat is Eyes N Leapers hard to read though the kicker is in the way. Well I still have a few more ???. Do U guys use Magnum Dipsy's or Deeper Divers 124mm. & does color make a difference. For walleyes we like green, black, & clear. I picked up some stuff on Ebay I got about a dozen 8" spindoctors in greens, glows, black, & chrome. Got some flies also and 7 moonshine spoons and some NK and MI Stinger spoons. I figure that I gotta hit Captain Chucks and drop a couple hundred$$ on stuff. I am supposed to meet Captain Keith from Lie Alot charters on Sat. afternoon to get a list of hot stuff. We are going out with him on Tuesday on a learning charter to shorten the learning curve. U guy have any hot stuff that I shouldn't leave shore without. Thanks again, Gary:thumb:
  4. Just got home from Erie Put the last couple poles together. Final Tally on rods: 1 - 10 core 1 - 12 core 1 - 330 copper 42lb 1 - 300 copper 42lb 3 - wires 2 - mono 1 - swr with 50 ft of leadcore 3 - 30lb braides 1 - empty rod n reel 45 series 1 - empty 35 series reel Boat on trailer n ready to go on Sat. morn. Slight problem though father n law forgot to take off the emergency brake wire on trailer, pulled truck away from boat snapped the lever off the trailer. Got brakes freed up but took the tongue apart couldn't fix, hopefully the boat repair guy gets i done by Fri. Thanks for everybodys help. I figure that shoot I can catch a ton of walleyes how hard can a few salmon be???
  5. Me again, quick ? Does anybody use Jet Divers for trolling. Thats mostly what I use off big boards for walleyes on Erie. I was thinking that I could use a Jet 20 or 30 for Steelies or coho on the farthest out. I am planning on using big boards why does it seem that nobody uses the big board? It will pull copper n lead right????? Thanks Again P.S. I also have 6 Offshore boards if thats a better idea. I just don't like them because U fight the board also and they pop off with big walleyes. I could only imagine what a big salmon would do.
  6. Going to Ludington in 8 days. 1st time going for salmon since I was a kid in the 80's now I get to take my kids.(my 12 yr old son is geeked). Where is the bathhouse that was mentioned. I am taking our boat from Port Clinton, OH to there. Looking for tips any would be helpful. I got a charter on Tues. the 14th I talked to him Yesterday and he said he was going S to Pentwater. This is my planned set up: 1) 2 - rigger rods 30lb ANDE 2) 4 - diver rods 3 wire 1 braid 3) 2 - Full cores 4) 2 - 300' 42lb coppers (Blood Run) I still have to make 1 each of the wire, copper, & full core I still have 2 empty ma 45 okumas to fill. any suggestions? My charter Captain said to wait on them but I wanna be ready to go when I get there. Thanks for any replies.
  7. Ya I was thinking the same thing about waiting to fill the reels. I just wanna be ready when I get there. I am actually hoping that the fish are high. That make me alot more comfortable. I usually troll 20 to 30ft deep for walleyes with dipseys or jet divers on Big Boards. I am hoping for a 40 to 60ft bite In Aug. But that is probably wishful thinking!! I am setting up 8 poles strictly for salmon but I am also bringing 10 walleye poles with 30lb Power Pro. My charter captain that I am going with has me wigged out about the fleas and braided line. He also told me U guys don't like guys with big boards. If I am not a water hog I think I should be alright. Thanks alot for the Info!! Gary:
  8. Going to Luddington in Mid August. I have a few Questions(actually alot). Has anyone ever soldered the copper in a loop to tie to. Worked with alot copper electronic wire. I would tin the end together then make loop and solder it together nice and smooth. I am using 45lb blood run that I want to tie to 30lb power pro backer 150yds. I figured I could use a polamar knot in the backer and make a big loop and go over the whole spool of copper then cinch it down. Any thoughts on this? I think it would leave a very small knot vs the willis knot (I think thats the right knot). I think it would be very strong also. This is my first time salmon fishin since I was 10. I am a avid walleye fisherman in the westen basin out of Port Clinton. So I know a few things about trolling but its whole different animal in Lake Michigan. Thanks Gary PS. what do U guys think about 2 riggers, 2 300 coppers, 2 full cores, 2 wire diver rods(how many ft of wire), 2 more undecided.(I might go with 30lb power pro for more divers). For mid Aug in Luddington.
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