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About jdh

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    Advanced Fisherman
  • Birthday 07/24/1987

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    Pier fisherman turned troller.
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    Grand Rapids
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    Most things fishing.
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    Civil Engineer

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  1. jdh

    Dipsey braid?

    Regular power pro in 40 lb and green has worked for me. I run mostly wire now - that is wire deep and slide divers up high.
  2. jdh

    Fish attractants

    I've used herring oil during late July/August with some success. Haven't messed with scents though until July typically. Spring/early summer fish just seem to bite good enough.
  3. jdh

    Format change

    Welcome back. There is activity in the spring/summer. Dies down during the winter.
  4. Went 2-3 in 265 fow. Diver back 200 with a flasher fly took both fish. Lost one on a 200 copper. Coho & a large lake trout.
  5. Planning to head offshore tomorrow as the weather forecast is really nice. Will probably drop in at about 250+/- fow. Might go deeper. If anyone is also going to be out there, let me know. Or give me a shout on the radio - Channel 68, boat name King Possible. Supposed to be flat.
  6. 3-3 on Friday 2 coho and a big brown. Rigger down 65 Orange spoon, Slide Diver back 130 Orange plug, 200 Copper stinger orange killer. 100 fow. 0-0 on Sunday. Marked a few schools of coho on the side imaging. Fished channel to 50 fow.
  7. Upgraded my sonar this year with a larger unit. This unit comes with a side imaging transducer, Humminbird paddle speed wheel, and a power cable. $450.00 or best offer. Call or text 616-706-4061. Thanks for looking. Specs: 8" LCD Wide screen 800h x 480v, 16:9 color HD side imaging and down imaging sonar with Dual Beam Plus and Switch fire 8000 watts PTP power output GPS Chart plotting Built-in Humminbird ContourXD map Dual SD card reader
  8. Shimano Cardiff 301A Left Hand Retrieve Casting Reel. $60. Text 616-706-4061 if interested. Purchased this new in May for a trip to Canada for jigging, but its suited better for casting bigger lures than what I use. The was this reel was designed is that the levelwind only works on the retrieve so it can be difficult to cast smaller lures or let jigs drop. Currently spooled up with 50 lb power pro. Comes with original box, instruction guide, reel schematic, and packet with brake parts.
  9. 1-2 with an 18 lb laker to show for it. Lost the other one. Trolled 90 to 220 and back to 160. Tons of bait in 170-205 fow.
  10. And the flip has flipped back. Water down 70 ft is back above 60 degrees.
  11. There should be a few salmon around by now. Grand River coho should be in the area too. Wish I would have done some other things the last couple weekends because I'm not interested in catching more trout.
  12. jdh

    2 and 3 color lead backer

    100 yds isn't much, especially considering you can let out 25 to 50 yards of backing out to get the board away from the boat on some days. I would recommend getting at least 200 yards of backing on the reel somehow.
  13. Fished from 7:30 am to noon. 1-1 laker. Worked 90-150 fow.