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  1. In Port Sheldon we got a brown and a steelhead on Sunday fishing from the piers and the water was clear and we saw schools of alewifes swimming around so they're there but there's not a lot!
  2. Yeah we were on a south troll and ended up in holland at the end of the morning
  3. We were out in 160 to 180. We went back out today and went 11-19 with a lot of big kings and some steelhead. Short cores and coppers took all the fish. They were all in the top 30 feet with the exception of one that was on the 300 copper. Bright spoons on the cores like yesterday and then the RV bloody nose took 6 of the fish.
  4. Went 12-17 all day today. Mixed bag of kings, coho, steelhead and lakers. We took hits mostly in the top 30 feet. Fish seemed to like it fast at about 3.0-3.3 SOG. Lots of steelhead up high on 3 and 5 colors of leadcore and the 75' of copper with a few kings and coho mixed in. 150 copper with a Jäger bomb took 4 fish. 3 color with an orange crush took 4 Downrigger 30 down with a warrior climax spoon took a 16 pound king. Diver 90 out wih a RV bloody nose got a 13 pound king. 5 color with a frosted veggie spoon took 2 also. My advice is go deep
  5. Anyone been out of Port Sheldon and getting any perch? Going out in the morning and trying to get some perch after we get done trolling.
  6. Yeah I wouldn't say by any means that there are a lot of walleye out there. I've fished in Port Sheldon and this is the first walleye I've ever caught or seen caught. Unless there's a big secret that I don't know of Then I think it's safe to say that it is very unlikely that there are a lot of them in the lake. By the piers in holland though during combat fishing is another story. I've heard of a couple people catching them there and a few inside the river.
  7. Got out here once the waves and wind died down around 6:30 and trolled right outside of the pier heads around the bubbler in 15-20 FOW. Trolled for about 15 minutes when the 3 color with a uv mixed veggies went screaming out and he came unbuttoned at the back of the boat. Set it right back out and a couple minutes later it went off and we pulled in a small lake trout. After that we were about 2 miles from the pier and I saw the wire diver out 25 with a thunderstruck moving a little and I yanked it up and a 10 pound walleye came up and I was surprised to say the least. My personal best and my first eye out in Lake Michigan. Then as we were pulling lines at 8 the 2 Color went off and we pulled up a coho to end the night. The boat ran great for the first time out. Got a little chilly at the end of the night. I'll try and post pics if I can figure it out.
  8. In Lake Michigan once the season gets goin all of our fish are usually the from dark to the first 30 minutes of light. After that it's just one every now and then. It does make a difference leaving at 5 and fishing because all the fish bite early. You can tell who didn't get out early because there box comes back empty.
  9. Then the whole Wisconsin side is wide open!
  10. Here's where the ice ends right by the power plant in Michigan City
  11. Was on a plane today and we happened to fly over Lake Michigan and the whole michigan side has ice for a couple miles but from Michigan City on there was no ice left. Shouldn't be too much longer!!
  12. Yeah I don't really know for sure but that's what I hear a lot when I talk to people that I talk to. You'd have to come out with us sometime because it's a small spot that everyone fishes and we have a waypoint on it.
  13. Im really not sure.. I know of some talk of a small like 3 or 4 foot drop down hole by there and that might be it but im not positive
  14. The only kind of structure youre gonna find is sand and more sand. We catch them about 20 FOW
  15. No nobody really fishes the bubbler for perch because its full of sheephead and thats pretty much all you catch. When the perch start biting you usually go about a half mile south of Port Sheldon and theres tons of boats there and we usually get a bunch of big fat perch.
  16. Yeah I've grown up with PO'd people fishing because my dad doesn't necessarily love fishing and when we would be out fishing I'd get a lot of crap for not catching fish at times and learned to deal with it. And hooked up, I sent the guy on craigslist an email! Thanks!
  17. From July to the end of the season we pretty much set our whole spread with meat rigs to get the bigger 4 year olds. Don't really start fishing meat till the big kings start showing up.
  18. First Mate Spot I was wondering if anyone on here knows of anyone who's hiring for a First Mate out of Saugatuck/Holland/Grand Haven/ or Muskegon. I spend my summers in Port Sheldon as most of you know and I turn 16 at the end of February and im looking for a first mate. Im open from June to the end of August. I got my dad into taking me out on the big lake a while ago and alls he will do is drive the boat and reel in fish so I had to teach myself. Now at this point I can run 15 rods no problem as long as we have that many people out on the boat. We went out around 40 times this summer so I has quite a bit of experience. I plan on getting my first mate card in the spring so that I can first mate at the start of my summer break. If you know of anyone hiring or if anything pops up you can reach me at 517-395-7694 or email me at [email protected] Thanks, Chandler Webster
  19. Yeah I've been trying to make it through the winter waiting for the big lake. Went out ice fishing today and just about froze to death today with the -50 windchill. Got me thinking of those 20 pound hogs screaming out line and the warm weather and i ended up logging back on here... spring cant come soon enough!
  20. We got around 20 give or take.. This year we fished mainly for big kings running practically all meat rigs and plugs starting through june. Even though our overall numbers wern't very high our big kings count was. Our first one over 20 surprisingly came in May. That one weighed in at 21. Our biggest one was a tad bit over 26. The 3 biggest fish(26 and two 25s) all came on downriggers deep down late in the day.
  21. We were up there last winter.. Sure wa crowded but we got around 50 or so gills the day we were up there.. Also ran tip ups and we got a lot of decent pike and my personal best that was 36 inches.. We were out of the boyscout camp..
  22. Pretty much every boat out there in holland runs boards.. The only people who don't are the people where they have no idea what's going on and they run a couple downriggers and run through everyone's lines.. So don't bash on him for running them as most people out there in the pierheads do run them.. And most of the time they catch the most fish!
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