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About jdh

  • 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. I think you're right about that. Can't find an article to confirm it though!
  2. From what I can tell, Grand Haven had a decent run based on the 2021 plants. Saugatuck was good when the fish were in this year - but next year should be better. Hopefully will even have a few run the Holland channel next year too. -JDH
  3. Just replied to your other thread. Wound up 2-3. Got a 6 year old his "most biggest fish ever!". All hits on plugs.
  4. Thanks again for the report. We ended up 2-3 all on plugs. We were finding a lot of seaweed on our lines. Had to clear hooks each pass.
  5. Went 5/8 this am off the sliders. 85-100 fow. White plugs took 4 hits. Mix of copper, divers and riggers took hits. Pulled lines at 8:30. SSW troll 2.2-2.5 mph at the ball.
  6. Love having the two boats! I bought a 14 footer this year for small lakes. Has a 9.9 Honda and a bow mount iPilot... and oars!
  7. Maybe bump up to 25 lb leader. I run 40lb braid and 30 lb leader.
  8. Fished with dad from 6 am to 9:30. Started it out right with a 20lb-ish king while setting lines. Then trolled out from 100 fow into 150 fow no marks very little bait. Cold water down 95 feet. S/SW trolls. 200 copper fires with a white plug - gets away (maybe a 10 lb fish?). Turn in on an east troll and work toward 95 fow. Found a bubble of cold water in there so proceeded to troll north. Cold water down 75-80 feet. Hit a bigger king on the 400 copper and called it a morning. King - 110 fow mag diver back 85 feet with a pro king 8 inch flasher chrome and dolphin tape with a green fly. 2.2 mph/SSW. King/coho? - 135 fow on 200 copper with white plug King - 95 fow on 400 copper with moonshine halfmoon blue shorts.
  9. Slow for us too (2 in the boat). Went 2-3. What lb test are you running at the divers?
  10. The bigger king and plug that it came on. Fish looks smaller in this picture that it was!
  11. Fished from 7:30 to 10:30 pm, starting about 3 miles south of Port Sheldon. Went south -close to Holland then turned around and came back. Stuck to 125-150 fow. 1.7 - 2 mph trolling speed at the ball down 75 feet. Never sped up because we were getting bites and fighting fish. Started with an upper teens king on a meat rig, then a lake trout on a 400 copper, then a 20's king on a plug, then a 10lb coho on the other 400 copper. Finally lost another sliver fish on a meat rig. Felt like a 10'lb ish fish - coho or king? First bite was about 8:15, last bite was about 9:30. Lots of activity on the graph approaching dark - but for some reason I haven't been able to get fish to bite after dark. Good bait balls around. Cooler water was down about 75-80 feet. Remember - fish are biting out of temp this year too! 1 King - Mag Diver on 1 back 151 feet - 8-inch Green Jeans paddle w/ UV meat rig 1 Lake Trout - 400 copper - Mag Moonshine Dancing Anchovy 1 King - 200 copper - White wooden carved plug (Best Lure Co.) 1 Coho - 400 copper - Moonshine Halfmoon Blue Shorts 0-1 Silver Fish - Mag Diver on 1 back 151 feet - 8-inch Green Jeans paddle w/ UV meat rig Good night on the water!
  12. Fished from Holland to Saugatuck in 120-135 fow. Southish trolls. 2.2-2.4 speed at the ball. 8/10 with 3 nice kings, 2 nice lake trout, 1 coho, and 2 smaller lakers we let go. 5 hits on a green jeans 8" paddle running uv meat head. Mag diver back 150-175 feet (all three kings hit this) 1 hit on greenish spin doctor and fly mag diver back 135 feet. 1 hit on 300 copper with mag flounder pounder. 2 hits on 400 copper with a blue ladder back Lake Shark Lures spoon. 1 hit on rigger down 80 with mag blue dolphin.
  13. Fished from 7-11 pm last night. Had 12 lines out last night and fished 100-150 fow. Went 0-3 - all steelhead that went acrobatic on us almost immediately spitting the hook. Lines out were: 100, 150, coppers with stinger spoons (blue veggie and another veggie type spoon?) - 100 copper lost 1 steelhead 200, 250, 300, 350 coppers with moonshine spoons (something blue, green jeans, grean jeans rv, max flounder pounder) - 200 copper lost 1 steelhead riggers down 50 and 70 with moonshine flounder pounders and free sliders with stinger spoons - freeslider on rigger at 50 lost 1 steelhead divers back 95 and 125 with moonshine spoons. Marked almost no fish and no bait. All hits were in 135-150 fow. I understand some boats fishing the same water had some good success.
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