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  1. They Planted 100,000 Atlantics in Lexington, MI on April 3, 2013. 18 month old fish 6 inches long. http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20130403/NEWS01/304030021/Michigan-Department-Natural-Resources-stocks-Atlantic-salmon-Lexington
  2. I don't start getting bucks on my trails cams til end of September...but when I do I'll share the pics here! Had 2 nice 8's on cam later May wider than their ears already...
  3. It's very good! If you catch Salmon make sure you try the yummy fish broil! (Another Post)
  4. Sitting here waiting for my fishing partner that was supposed to be here at 7am... so I thought I'd post my boat photo... 1996 Smokercraft 19 foot.
  5. Lemon Pepper Walleye Ingredents: 4 Walleye Fillets 1 Cup of Iltalian Bread Crumbs 1 Cup Lawry's Lemon Pepper Marinade 1/2 tsp. of Lawry's Lemon Pepper Seasoning 2 tlbsp. Olive Oil 1/2 tsp. of Lawry's Seaoning Salt 2 tlbsp. of Butter 1/3 Cup of Light Cream (for sweeter sauce use sweetend condensed milk.) 1 tlbsp. of Lemon Juice 1/3 Cup of Sliced Almonds Put Fillets in Marinade and put in the fridge for 30 mins. Mix together the Bread Crumbs, Lawry's Seasoning Salt and Lawry's Lemon Pepper and mix well. After 30 mins., remove the fillets from the marinade and cover with the above mixture. In a large frying pan, combine Olive Oil and Butter and cook for 3-4 mins. on each side or until the fish flakes. Next, after removing the cooked fillets, add the cream (or sweetend condensed milk) and the lemon juice and boil until the sauce thickens like a gravy. Finally, place the gravy over the fillets and add the Sliced Almonds.
  6. This is mostly for Salmon, Steelhead and Lake Trout...but is probally awesome with other fish too! It's another good one like my Lemon Pepper Walleye Recipe, so ENJOY! Yummy Fish Broil (this is for about 8 Salmon Filets) 1/2 Pound of butter 2 ½ tablespoons of Worchestershire Sauce 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 5 tablespoons of soy sauce 2 tablespoons of paprika a dash of Tabasco (optional) Make aluminium foil pans, double thickness with 1 inch edges folded up. Melt the butter in a sauce pan and add all the above items. Warm up the BBQ and set at medium. Place the foil pans on the BBQ and stir the butter sauce and place some on the foil pan. Then add the salmon or steelhead filets and baste with sauce. Then cook with the BBQ lid closed for about 7 minutes. Open and flip filets and re-baste and cook for another 5 minutes or until the fish flakes. ENJOY!!!!! YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE GREAT TASTE!
  7. Found this too... Not sure if all Outboards and such have one I'll have to go look at my boat... It is great that you can let go of your steering and it creeps. That means that nothing is bound up in the system. This is perfectly normal for any single link steering system. Motors have trim tabs on them. The trim tabs are effective to neutralize steering torque at one engine rpm and one motor trim angle. So, if you take your boat to your favorite speed that you use most of the time and set your engine trim angle at the angle that you use most of the time - you can adjust your steering trim tab on the bottom of the motor to neutralize the motors steering torque. I.e. find the steering tab on the bottom of your motor. Then, find the bolt that holds the steering tab in place. This bolt is commonly a 3/8th bolt that is easily accessed with a 3/8th socket and ratchet. When in the driveway, use the socket and loosen the bolt and be sure that you can run the trim tab from one side to the other. Then, set the tab in the middle setting and take the boat to the lake. Now, go to your desired cruising speed and trim setting, and loosen your grip on the steering wheel and see if the boat stays on course with no movement of the wheel. If the boat wants to move one way or the other, adjust the trim tab to neutralize this pull. If you don't know which way the tab setting will affect your boats direction, you can first move the tab all of the way in one direction - retest. Then, move the tab all of the way in the other direction and retest. With this knowledge, tweak the trim tab setting until you have 0 change in boat direction at your normal boats cruising speed, and normal motor trim position. ----------------- Realize that the trim tab setting will be effective for only ONE boat speed and ONE motor trim setting. If you increase or decrease boat speed, your boat will likely veer slightly right or left with no hands on the wheel. If you increase or decrease your motor trim setting, your boat will likely veer slightly right or left with no hands on the steering wheel. ------------ If you want no torque at your steering wheel, you can remove the steering system on your boat and replace it with either a double cable anti torque manual system, or install a hydraulic steering system. Neither of these systems will let the steering wheel creep with the hands off the wheel no matter the boats speed or motors trim settings. Also this: If there is some time on the motor, you should also check your motor for a bent or twisted skeg. The skeg - the part of the motor that is below the propeller acts as a rudder. If the skeg is twisted, it will cause the motor to want to torque one way or the other. It will be worse, the faster you go. Also, sometimes you might find that when running wide open, and especially if you have a high motor mounting position, you may find that the trim tab does not help much to counter act steering torque. The reason for this is that under these specific conditions, you may find that the trim tab is out of the water. So, if you do have this situation, but want the motor to have neutral steering, you may have to either straighten or put some twist into the skeg. If you do decide to put in, or take out skeg twist, do it carefully and proceed with great caution. Done incorrectly, will result in a broken skeg. To do it correctly, you need a couple of heavy sledge hammers. Use one sledge on one side of the skeg as an anvil and use the other hammer to straighten or twist the skeg. If you try to use a wrench on the skeg, you will just chunk out pieces of aluminum. But, if you use resounding heavy hammer blows to do things to the skeg, you can be quite successful in your endeavors. But again, if you do this, you are working at your own risk and may break off the skeg which will require a re weld of a new skeg onto the motor. Good luck and this too... Check behind your console at the back of the steering assembly where the steering post comes through. Should/could be depending on your steering system, a lock nut that has a spring behind it that adjusts the steering wheel tension. Adjust to your liking. My buddy has this style on his boat and has it set a little tighter for slow trolling. Boat will stay in the same track when ever he has to do other things. Steering effort is increased though.
  8. I am wondering if your Skeg is chipped or missing part of it. My 19 Foot Smokercraft I just bought has about 2 inches missing and it seems to affect steering a bit and at slow no wake speeds the boat bow goes back and forth...
  9. Was the dead one floating or on shore? Just wondering if it was reported to the DNR. I'm on the Board for the St. Clair- Detroit River Sturgeon for Tomorrow (http://www.stclairsturgeon.org/page-index.html) and we dicussed 6 dead on shore and one reported floating dead by Port Sanilac and Mike Thomas from the DNR said from what they found from the dead ones there was nothing to worry about.
  10. I just realized this said walleye... but oh well we target and catch and release Sturgeon so if there's no section then I guess it doesn't make difference...
  11. My Stepson caught this 45 Inch Lake Sturgeon in the St. Clair River. It was July 16th, Opening Day for Sturgeon. Released to be caught another day!
  12. Good Job! My boats all ready except for the kicker motor steering link. That comes Friday so I'm planning on taking a day off next week to hit the east side for silver! Can't wait!
  13. They left when the Salmon did and now dock in Lake Erie and fish for Walleyes...
  14. I found their website but I don't see them rods... http://www.northwoodsoutlet.com/oscommerce/catalog/index.php?cPath=4
  15. Looking to see if they have a website Pinconning is a bit far from me....Thanks!
  16. Great job guys and thanks for the report! I'm about a week or so away from having my boat ready to hit Lower Lake Huron and I can't wait! Waiting on 2 swivel bases for my Big Jons. I might get slowed down a bit cause lake sturgeon season opens Monday but my plan is by Friday the 20 have the boat ready for Huron!
  17. The "Getaway" grew up! Awesome! I have a 19.5 foot Smokercraft now. Perfect for the St. Clair River Walleyes and Sturgeon and big enough for me to hit the big water too. I don't mind rockin and rollin and never get green so you might see me entering some of the Tourneys Four Roses used to enter! Got 2 manual big jons and i figure I can stack them for 4 Rods and then run 2 Dipsies for a total of 6 Rods. If I get a planer reel mast then I can add more rods or maybe some inlines....we'll see. I just have to find me 2 good crewman and ill be good to go for the tourneys. Hopefully my 15 year old Stepsons Tyler enjoys it and doesn't get green then I only need to find 1 guy...
  18. Howdy Bob! Long time eh? Four Roses probally won't be docking in HB but I now have a smaller boat and I'll be fishing Southern Lake Huron a bit! I actually found this website....then was looking for videos on lake huron and saw this video and say hey that's bob! Looks like you may have upgraded your boat too! Shoot me a pm on here and well Exchange cell numbers and ill let ya know when I'm heading out for the boats madien salmon fishing voyage! Awesome video! Great Job!
  19. Hello I'm in the Port Huron, MI area and I am looking for 2 decent used Dipsy rods with reels. I decided to get back into Salmon Fishing and got everything I need besides Dipsy Rods. Send me a PM through here if you have 2 extra you wanna get rid of. Thanks!
  20. I got a great deal on some spoons today...about 45 painted and 45 all white. I'm gonna paint the white ones and have been searching for a printable color chart for silver streak spoons with nicknames that I can print and laminate to keep on the boat and use as a reference for painting. Anyone know of a link or download? I found the one with 6 pages on their website but can get them to print right...
  21. Back in early 2000's when the Silver was declining...I did alot of fishning before that but it was before digital cameras... Some Silver... Surf and Turf (we hit a deer with the truck) Me with a Lake Brown Me with a Steelie Dad with a big King...
  22. Good Job! The two on the outside are Steelies...their Tails have little to no fork. The 2 middle I think are both salmon but one a King the other a Coho I think... Been awhile... King Salmon- Identifying characteristics: (Non-Native Fish) Two dorsal fins including one adipose fin, inside the mouth and gums, black, small spots on upper back and tail, 15 - 17 rays in anal fin. Coho- Identifying characteristics: (Non-Native Fish) Two dorsal fins including one adipose fin, inside of mouth black and gums between teeth gray, small spots on upper tail, 13-15 rays in anal fin. Steelhead- Identifying characteristics: (Non-Native Fish) Two dorsal fins including one adipose fin, mouth and gums are light, small spots along rays on entire tail, 10-12 rays in anal fin. I needed a review cause it's been awhile so I looked it up and posted it... Good to see there's still a few left! Thanks for the report! When I go you'll see reports from me for sure!
  23. ok thanks...I know it isn't gonna be fish after fish I just wanna get out there and enjoy being on the water...fish are a bonus!
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