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  1. Does anyone know an older gentleman with a mustache who drives a lightly colored blue Truck with a browning sticker on the back window who was at the Yacht Basin Marina cleaning fish around 2:15 this afternoon. Call me 616-403-8370.
  2. Started out trolling the beach going 1/2 with a nicely colored brown. Spent about 2 hours in there and the action wasn't as steady as I was hoping so we slid out between 30-60 foot to catch some trout. Fishing was stellar with 30+ fish landed in about 4 hours of fishing. Happy I was able to make it out one last time before the freeze. All spoons were SilverStreaks. Beach Bites: Both on a flat line 55 behind the board with a BayRat short shallow goby High Divers: back 50-60 with standard lemonberry and mini veggie 150ft segments of Morgan's Copper pulled by Church Tackle Tx22's: One had a mag u of m froggie and one had a mini green alien Hope everyone has a good winter. Capt. Nick
  3. Holland 5/13-5/21 Fish has been exceptionally good the past few weeks. Probably some of the best spring fishing we have seen in years. There has been a mix of coho and kings being caught everywhere from the pier heads out to 200 foot. Our typical troll has been set in 90 FOW and ride a south west to 190 FOW. The larger mix of kings seemed to be in 110-150 while smaller kings and coho were outside of that. Sunday morning, we opted to fish the piers as there was a storm coming and we weren't sure what the storm was going to do. Going 3/4 our first pass, we ended up staying in there the whole day taking 25 fish. I do think that the pier head fishing is done or at its near end as the water continues to warm. Fish were still being caught in the GH piers as of this morning though and the pier head fishery will stay longer in a larger river than it will down here. I will list our set ups below. Pier head set up: Flatlines: Bay Rat short shallows with coho crusher and red hot 1 colors: Silver streak mini mixed veggie and mini gold jager bomb 2 colors: Silver streak regular sized orange crush and jager bomb 3 colors: Silver streak silver orange chilly willy and gold orange chilly willy 4 colors: Silver streak gold jagerbomb and spotted veggie Riggers and divers: Same assortment of spoons as listed above, all standards or mags 90-190 FOW: Lead segments, Morgan's Copper, pulled behind Church boards 1 colors: Bay rat coho crusher and red hot short shallows 3 color: Super slim gold magic man or silver magic man 4 color: Silver streak Orange crush standard 5 color: Silver streak orange chilly willy standard 75 copper: Silver streak skittles standard 150: Silver streak SOG from or standard Stinger coyote 200: Silver streak U of M frog standard 250: Silver streak LT. Green diva mag or modified blue dolphin Mag 300: Silver streak rainbow alewife mag or metallic green frog mag Riggers: Outdowns have been between 45 and 60 with standard Silver streak mixed veggies or jager bombs. We have been running free sliders on the outdowns as the coho seem to love them, super slim hello darlin, orange crush or a uv stinger veggie have been on the free sliders. Chute: Between 70-90 down with Big Weenie Brand meat rigs, UV spotted dick, thruster buster or pole dancer. High divers: Rotators or standard spoons 135-190 back, Mountain dew spinnie with Big weenie Catch a Bunch Mirage or Silver Streak standard uv veggie Low Divers: 90-150 back Small white paddles (fishscale or slick) with Big Weenie frosted Luke or Catch a Bunch Mirage. or BW meat rigs, same as listed above. As always, if you want a more up to date fishing report, just text or call me at 616-403-8370 Good luck out there, Capt. Nick www.reeltalksportfishing.com
  4. Glad it helps you guys out! I'll do my best to keep them coming.
  5. Holland- 4/20-4/28 Hey guys, I am going to try and post weekly fishing reports this year. I may be behind a week or two but I'll try my best. What I post is everything we have been/are doing and any good, reliable information that I have heard. Hope this helps some of you. If anyone ever has any questions or needs a fishing report the morning of, I will include my phone number below or send me a PM. End of last week/into the weekend: Many boats were still going offshore to find coho and the occasional steelhead/king. We were targeting anywhere from 190-260 foot of water, with the best water moving daily. The fish were being taken from flat lines down to 150-175 on the riggers. I will go through what we were using below this paragraph. The coho seemed to be concentrated more down south out in front of St. Joe and the fish that were in front of Holland seemed to have moved more north towards Grand Haven. We are typically trolling anywhere from 2.5-2.9 SOG. Our As for baits, read below. Flat Lines: We have been running Bay Rat Lures S-3's or Short Shallows. These are baits that aren't well known in our area but believe me, they catch fish. The best colors have been mixed veggie, lady bug, red hot, coho crusher and BT candy. 1-7 color: On our leads run behind Church Boards, we have been running mini streaks in silver, copper and gold blanks. Our best baits have been mixed veggie, lady bug, orange chilly willy, jager bomb, pink panties, viper, lemonberry and skittles. I have heard solid reports of people running coho dodgers and peanut flies up high and doing extremely well. 150+ Morgans Copper: Our deeper boards have been a mix of standard size spoons and flasher/fly combos. The spoons have been just the standard size of the ones listed above. As for rotator combos, it seems to vary each day. Our best rig has been a mixed veggie spinnie or 8' wiener and a proctologist, arctic blast or poofster. Riggers: Standard size spoons on the mainline and mini streaks on free sliders. Once again, with the spoons listed above. Spoons have been above 100 and rotators below that. High Divers: 125-175 back with standard size spoons. We ran a trip on Tuesday and decided to stay inshore to fish for kings/trout. We fished from Saugatuck down to the south between 45-75 foot of water. Pretty much the same setups as above but we switched the riggers out for trout rigs/mag spoons and most of the minis to standards or mags. Our king bites came on: 5 color: standard size SOG frog 7 color: standard size smurf Outdown 45 down: Mag U of M frog Trout were biting spoons as well as trout rigs. Pretty easy pickings. Hope this helps. Let me know if there is any interest in me continually posting these reports. Capt. Nick 616-403-8370 www.reeltalksportfishing.com
  6. 1997 29’ 11” Baha Sportfisherman $29,999 Current registered Michigan charter boat Quick Load Tri-Axle trailer 10’6” beam General Info: · Engine has 900 hours · 7.4-liter multiport injection Mercruiser · 4-blade brass prop installed this spring · Top: 32-33 mph Cruise: 21-23 mph · Three batteries wired in series · On-board battery charger · On board head · Trim Tabs F Fishing Equipment: · 2 - Canon Mag-10 electric downriggers with dual boom rod holders installed spring of 2015 · 1 - Canon Mag-5 electric downriggers installed spring of 2015 · 6 - Canon rail clamp dual axis pistol grip rod holders · 4 - Bert’s ratcheting rod holders · 2 - Bert’s 17” tracks · 1 – Rocket launcher rod storage with 14 holders Electronics: · Garmin 4208 Sonar and GPS Unit · Garmin vhf 200 · Garmin auto pilot GHC 20 installed spring of 2015 · Raytheon sl70 Radar · Fishhawk X4 installed spring of 2015 · Clarion Bluetooth applicable deck with kicker marine speakers installed last winter Additional Extras · Vetus Bow thruster · New 2015 custom 5 piece drop curtain · Washdown pump · Fish Box · Under seat storage · 12 V DC distribution panel · Anchor w/ line · Pump flush head · Windshield wipers · Radio amp · Deck lighting This boat was used for one season as a charter boat on Lake MI. Entire boat has been waxed and is ready to fish in the spring. Extremely clean, cockpit washed after every trip and entire boat washed at least once a week. The bowthruster installed on the boat makes docking in a crowded marina a breeze. Turn key charter fishing operation. *Price does not include life jackets, life ring or water light but may be included if price is agreed upon.* email: [email protected] Call/Text: (616) 403-8370
  7. I run a boat in Holland if you're interested!! Good boats in saugatuck would be best chance or black betty.
  8. I have a clarion paired with a tournament series okuma roller rod and I love it! No issues at all.
  9. They're out there!!! This was Holland Wednesday evening.
  10. My buddy wanted some lake trout so we went on a "trout scout" mission for the evening. Set up in 80 fow out of Holland and put the boat on a due south. Put one trout rig down on a rigger and ran the rest in hopes there was some kings around. Ended 5/7 on trout with just the one rigger down so they're down there and willing to bite. Coppers were dead but we did take a really nice steelie on a 3 color with a mini streak Jerry Lee. Our low divers back 130 and 150 with meat were pretty hot but we couldn't get them to stick, went 1/4 on meat bites but they all seemed to be king bites. The 10' spotted dick big weenie rig went 3 times 150 back and the 10' blue tribal series big weenie rig went once. Kevorkian spinnie on a high diver with a big weenie proctologist flie went once as well. Surface temp was 68-69 and on the bottom with the trout rig was 42. There wasn't really any current so we took fish going both north and south. Sog was 2.3-2.5 and down was the same. Beautiful night on the water. I believe we ended 7/13.
  11. I know many have been doing well on super slims and regular size stingers. For us the flie bite has only been good enough to put a 11 in paddle with a poofster or artic blast down deep on a rigger. Rest of our bites have been spoons or meat rigs. If you don't know how to fish meat, look up some videos and learn. It was been a very consistent producer of fish for us.
  12. Set down once again just in front of castle park in 80 fow around 630 to get a look of where we needed to be for the night bite. Good amount of bait and marks down low in 90-130 so we knew we had to be there for the stellar evening bite thats been going on. Put it on almost a due west for a while so we could get the north east troll through the area later. On our way out we boated a nice steelie on a 175 with hogwild stingray stinger and hit another smaller steelie on a 3 color with a stinger rodman. Going due west, 2.9 at the ball 3.1 SOG. Turned it around and put it on the north east in 160. Slowed the boat down to king speed (2.4-2.6 at the ball) and hit a decent king in 150 on a low diver 95 back with a big weenie blue tribal xxxtreme glow meat rig. We hit 130 right at sunset when just as planned, things got crazy. 7 color goes with a good king on a dreamweaver carmel icicle. 175 goes with the hogwild again. 200 goes with a mag silver streak Lt. green diva. Rigger goes with a mag bloody nose moonshine. Was somehow able to land all four fish with 3 people without a tangle. Ended 7/7 for the evening straight out in front of Holland. Once again, another beautiful night on the water. Reeltalk
  13. We set down in 160 just off castle park and put the boat on a SW (240). Set one rigger down 50 with a double kevorkian and it went off almost immediately. Lost the fish a few seconds after coming tight. Next fish came on a 11in white paddle and a big weenie poofster flie down 100 on a rigger. Trolled around for a bit and decided to head west to find the break since the water temp in 180 was 59. Break was in 210 where it went from 59-51 with lots of debris in the water. Landed one steelhead on a 175 with a mag lt. green diva silver streak, lost another on a 3 color with a jawbreaker and broke off our 150 with a gold watermelon. Didn't feel like catching steelhead all night so we went back in and hit a good king in 190 on a low diver 230 back with a big weenie 10in spotted dick meat combo. Continued our easterly troll picking away a king on a 7 color with a jager bomb and 2 steelies on a high diver with a steelie stomper. We put a little more north in the troll right as the sun was above the water and hit another good king on a big weenie 10in xxxtreme glow blue tribal series meat rig 80 back on the low diver. As soon as the sun got below the water it got crazy. The same low diver went again and went from 90 to 490 with a good 17-18lb king. 200 went with a hog wild stinger. Other low diver with meat took another good fish. Lost a steelhead on the high diver 90 back. Landed another king on the 7 color. Missed a fish on a rigger 35 down with a green flounder moonshine and pulled a shaker in on our 3 color with a jawbreak. Finally got the chaos taken care of around 1030 and I think we ended 12/19. Awesome night on the water. ReelTalk
  14. Well I ended in second and after a few calls I decided to run from halfway creek to the Grand Haven mud. Caught one fish then fished an hour and a half without a bite in front of Holland. Made the call to make the run and it paid off. We caught 5 fish Saturday and they all just happened to be the right fish (4 in the Grand Haven Mud). It wasn't on fire like we hoped but we got the fish we needed up there. It's always tough to make a call to take your lines out of the water and run but I've done it once before and it paid off so I figured I would go for it again.
  15. Prefishing Friday for the steelheaders was phenomenal. My cousin and I went along with Mark (CaseyII) going 24/35 for Friday morning. Out down with a mag SS lemon berry took a few nice fish, 200 copper with a Mag SS Metallic Green Frog was hot, 5 color with a standard coyote was also good. High divers back 70-90 with Mag SS chunky monkey spoons took our biggest king. We fished from the start of the slides to just past Saugatuck in 40-60 fow. With such an amazing day Friday, I thought I had the plan set for the Steelheader's tourney on Sat. Woke up Saturday to the same conditions as Friday, set up in 45 fow and was hoping for the same outcome. Hit a 10lb king 15 min after setting lines on a high diver with a Mag SS Chunky Monkey then proceeded to troll for the next hour and a half without a bump. Made a few calls up to Grand Haven and made the decision to make the run at around 8. Set down in 55 fow in the mud in GH at 9 and took a quick 16lb king on a 150 with a SS Orange Chilly Willy. Worked our way out to 60 fow where we hit a double on high divers 70 and 90 back with a mag double orange crush and a standard double orange crush. Boated another 15lb king and an 11lb king. Tried everything in the book to get our fifth fish to fire to no avail. Had a long run back into the waves to Holland so we started packing up at 11:35. Pulled in the downriggers and was reeling in the coppers when I looked over and the high diver was jacking. Boated our fifth fish, an 8lb king on the mag orange crush. Ended 5/5 for the day. We were running 2.2-2.4 at the ball all morning. Our final weight for the Steelheader's tourney was 60.54lbs which was enough for second place. Thanks so much to the Steelheader's for putting the event on! Hopefully the fishing continues to be this good for a while! Reel Talk
  16. I'll be there assuming the waves are playing nice. Fishing on my buddies lund till my boats out so waves are a little bit of a factor. Nice weather= Team Reel Talk will be there to steal the title away from Killin' it
  17. Thanks everyone! Yeah they're some of the best around
  18. Well first off, I'd like to thank Terry (DirtyDog), Dave (KillinIt) and TJ (Bending limits and Twill23) for all their help. We decided to fish Brown Blast for little pick me up before exam week. We both had an exam on Friday so we were not able to prefish. After a few calls, I was able to put a game plan together. We headed north of St. Joe for about 7 miles and set up half way to the Palisades of South Haven. We fished the beach (2-10 fow) up picking up a 8lb steelie on a mono flat line with an orange and silver j-11. A 4lb brown came on that rig a while later. A mile south of the Palisades we picked up 2 coho on a black squiggle thin fin and a orange j-9. Went to go fill out our 5 fish with a few lakers in 50 fow, only to find 1 7lb lake trout and choppy water. Went back into the beach and fished south, picking up our two final browns on that same orange and silver J-11 and a 30 copper with a orange chilly willy SS. We ended in 3rd place in the Brown Blast, only 2 points of out first! Trolling the beach was gorgeous, glass calm and had to be close to 60 degrees! Can't wait for exams to be done and to start fishin out of Holland! ReelTalk
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