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About SeaCatMich

  • Birthday 02/11/1959

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    Been fishing the Great Lakes since I was 9 years old in 1967.
  • Location
    Dewitt, MI (near Lansing)
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    Fishing (duh); Golf (not well); Computers (fun and I get paid for it)
  • Occupation
    Computer analyst

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  1. I know a guy with an Angler WAC boat with a diesel IO. Was able to slow down enough for spring walleye on Lake Erie with 2 trolling bags from Big Papa.
  2. PM sent. I have 3 Okuma CP-CL-862M "copper" rods I'd like to sell.
  3. I have a 300 yard spool of 250# PowerPro that I was going to use on a couple of downriggers where the wire needed to be replaced. I then went with new riggers and decided not to use it. Would sell for a lot less than I paid. $40 shipped if you want it. Enough to do 4 downriggers with 200'+ each. PM or email me ([email protected]) if interested.
  4. Have had my 21' center console since 1999. Pretty much agree with what others have said but with a T-Top and electronics box it helps with the storage. Over the winter I just picked up a canvas/eisenglass curtain system to install in the spring to provide a little protection from colder weather winds -- pic below off Overton's web page. Generally though, 4 guys fish off it very comfortably for salmon trolling or walleye drifting. I typically run a 9 rod spread but it handles 12 just fine -- the track system is great for keeping things organized. A buddy runs a 18' CC Triton that is a bay boat hull. It is okay but the layout is not nearly as good for trolling and it can't handle much more than a 2' Lake Michigan or Erie chop. Compared to my Cat hull it rides a lot wetter and isn't anywhere as stable side to side. It doesn't have a T-Top either -- but does have a live well.
  5. I switched to the 32# copper for exactly the reasons that Steelhead listed. The slightly deeper depths achieved by 45 are not worth it compared to significantly more backing you can get using 32. The 32 is easier to work with for knots too.
  6. Bob, over here in the Lansing area we have quite a few "detailing" shops/guys that will do however much or little that the owner wants done. A couple of them run specials via GroupOn and Living Social discount websites. I have used one via a GroupOn and got a full detail on a car I was selling including interior cleaning and a full claybar exterior prep/cleaning and wax for $99. The car came out looking nearly new. Here is a link to the Holland area GroupOns for Auto Detailing: https://www.groupon.com/browse/grand-rapids?category=automotive&category2=auto-detailing&lat=42.78752&lng=-86.10893&address=Holland%2C+MI I did a quick check on the Holland Craigslist and found this ad which looks to offer any service you might want. http://holland.craigslist.org/aos/5296793581.html
  7. For the money they are not a bad rod. I'm not so sure about using a medium action for divers -- maybe for walleye but for salmon I'd want a med-heavy and also probably go with an overall better quality rod.
  8. The DNR guy could very well be right. When i lived down in St. Joe heading out to the 200 FOW area from October through December was usually non stop action. The trick is to time wind/weather and time off! On two different years I even headed out on Christmas with smooth seas and 50*+ temps. The catch is a real mixed bag with mostly 8 to 15# Kings and Steelhead with some lake trout mixed in too. It is very similar to spring fishing with the cooler water and the fish ready to eat before winter. Since overnight air temps are often below freezing it was only feasible with outboards.
  9. Not that I have seen. The only two downspeed/downtemp systems that don't use a coated cable are the FishHawk and the SmartTroll which both use a probe system that transmits from the probe to a transducer. Torpedo Diver did come out with a stainless sheath cable and a solid tube antenna for use with the Depth Raider and SubTroll systems that is more durable than the rubber coated cable and spring antenna. Still requires a special cable for the probe rigger -- just a different material. https://www.torpedodivers.com/scart/product_details.asp?ItemNum=ZP0010 Depth Raider says that it will work to limited depths with uncoated cable, but not what I found. When I had one anytime the sheath got damaged and exposed the inner coar of the coax to water, it stopped working or was very intermittent once the place where the sheath was missing got under the water.
  10. They will work together but I believe you will loose the auto-stop on the downrigger because when you put the DR's coated cable on it.
  11. This was just posted on a FaceBook group I'm a member of. I know there are lots of us that fish out of and live near Port Sheldon and Holland. If you know anything please call the number below...lets find Aaron... Renee Palermo MY BROTHER AARON JUAREZ IS MISSING IN LAKE MICHIGAN. He left out of the Port Sheldon Pigeon Lake boat launch. PLEASE SHARE THE HECK OUT OF THIS. IF ANYONE SEES ANYTHING FLOAT UP ON SHORE, CALL 18002490911
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