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  1. Started in 120 fow at about 6:00 heading NW. Picked up a small king on a full core with a blue dolphin in about 130 fow. Trolled out to 200 fow with nothing so we turned back. We marked a few fish on our way back in 130 fow, but couldn't get anything else to go.
  2. Went out for the first trip on the new boat for an early afternoon trip and ended up 3/5. Set lines just outside of the pier heads on a north west troll. Picked up a 7' king in about 90 feet on a rigger set 80' down with a white paddle and poofster fly. Next fish was a coho in 120 that hit a double orange crush on the high diver at 100 back. Had a lake trout hit that same rig just a few minutes later. We lost a big king as we were pulling lines that hit a uv blue dolphin about 80 down on a rigger in 150' of water.
  3. Went out with a buddy last night for the first trip of the year. We started in 75' which was where the muddy water ended. Fished for maybe 5 mins and got the first fish. Lake trout on bottom that hit a glow blue dolphin on the rigger. We worked out to 125' before heading back towards the mud. Tried the edge of the clear and muddy water for a while but no more takers. Nice night on the lake though.
  4. Thanks everyone for the great advice, it's very helpful. We did end up with a 32' wellcraft. I am planning to run it for a while and make a decision on a kicker after I fish out of it a few times. I will keep you posted and thanks again.
  5. My wife and I are considering going to a larger boat this year. We currently fish out of a 24' and are thinking of going to a 27' to 30' range. I have seen a few boats of this size with kicker motors. Does anyone have any advice for me on the size of kicker I will need? Also how well does a kicker work on a 30' boat? I'm just looking to keep hours of the main engines and the fuel bill reasonable. Thanks for the advise!
  6. Thanks for your help Ryan. With 7' waves predicted I assumed there would be a lot of people on the smaller lakes. We will give it a try.
  7. Thanks Ryan. I was thinking of heading to muskegon. Are the tactics similar to the big lake as far as lures and presentation?
  8. I have some relatives from out of town coming in this weekend to go salmon fishing, but it looks like it will be to rough on the big lake. Does anybody have other suggestions? I heard maybe Muskegon lake or the channel. Any help would be appreciated. I would like to get out fishing, but don't know where to go. Thanks, Jake
  9. Had time for a mid day trip so decided to head back out to where we found them last night. Started in 100' on a south troll. First fish hit an ace hi wonderbread plug 80 down on a rigger in 115'. Next fish hit a blue bubble fly behind an11" white fish scale paddle 80 down in 115 fow, but we lost that one. Picked up one more fish on a double orange crush spoon on a lead core in 120 fow. Had one other release on the rigger, but no fish. Both of the fish we caught were cohos. Pulled lines at 5 and headed in. I am planning on heading out next weekend as well. Would I be better off in grand haven this time of year than port Sheldon? I haven't seen any reports from there in a while. Jake
  10. Started in 100'at 5:30. Trolled out to 120' and had both riggers go at the same time. Landed both fish, 13' king and a 7' coho. Both on silver hord aci hi plugs, one wonderbread and one pearl glo set 100' down. About an hour later we took another king 100' down in 115' on blue/white spin doctor and blue bubble glo fly. We ended up 3 for 5. Great night on the lake.
  11. Got out this morning at about 7:00. Set up in 80 feet and worked out to 150 feet. We ended up 1/2. First fish hit a silver horde ace hi pearl glow plug. I was actually putting the rigger down when it hit it about 10 feet below the boat. We ended up loosing the fish but it was kind of exciting anyways. The one we landed was a 12 lb king that hit a silver horde aci hi wonderbread plug on 10 color lead in 90 feet of water. We also caught a 9 lb sheep head in 60 feet of water that hit a blue bubble fly. I was kind of surprised to see that. Did anyone else have any success this morning?
  12. We saw 1 other boat, but that was it. It wasn't that bad at 3 when we went out but it picked up pretty quickly and chased us off. I am hoping to get out a couple of times next weekend if the weather cooperates.
  13. We actually made it out for a short trip this afternoon before it got too rough. Started in 60' and headed north west into the waves. We got a 13' king 50 down on a rigger in 60' of water. It hit a blue bubble fly behind an 11" white scale paddle. We turned back at 120' and headed south east. Picked up a 7# steelhead in 80' of water that hit a dipsy set at 3, 120' back. It hit the same fly/paddle combo as the king. We made it back to 50' and decided we had bounced around enough for one day.
  14. Yeah I checked NOAA after I posted on here. Hopefully it lays down by Sunday afternoon. That's when I was hoping to get out.
  15. Has anyone been out of Port Sheldon lately? I am going out this weekend and am looking for the latest report. Also, I am going to pick up some plugs since I only have a handfull of them and I am noticing a lot of people getting fish on plugs now. What should I get? Do I have to run them any differently than I do my spoons or flies? Thanks in advance for the help. Jake
  16. Thanks for all the advice guys I appreciate it. I will be putting braid on my diver rods this weekend.
  17. Thanks for the advice guys. One more question. How many divers do you typically run on either side of your boat?
  18. I posted a while back about some fishing advice for Port Sheldon. I recieved some great information from several people on this site that has helped me to catch more fish than I had been. Thanks again. I have another question. Does the color of dipsy diver make a big difference? I have been reading all the posts on this site for a while now and I never see anyone reference the actual diver color. I seem to catch three or four fish on my riggers to every one that I catch on my divers. I still run mono on my divers instead of wire just because that is all I have right now. Would switching to wire be a good idea? Thanks in advance for the help. Jake
  19. Dennis, That was us you talked too. I have a 22' white fourwinns. Again good job on the catch. I will be sure to say hi when I see you out again. I plan to fish Saturday morning. Jake
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