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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. From what I've found from years of pier fishing - get there early to get the spot you want. If it gets busy, and fish aren't being caught - people leave! Fish seem to be hit or miss these years. By the time reports are posted fish have moved on.
  2. Marine forecast is calling for more than I want to fish in. I'll stick to bluegill this weekend. Hoping for a weekend soon that will cooperate.
  3. Try going out to 220 and fishing into deeper water. Not sure how many lines you're running, but keep several lines in top 30 feet of water. A couple 50-70 and a couple 90-120 down. I mainly use smaller stinger or super slim spoons and troll 3 mph. Can be good, and can also seem like the lake is empty.
  4. I've used the Daiwa Accudepth 47LC reels for kings. They work ok. The 27LC size should be plenty for walleye fishing. The will drop the price below $100/reel. These reels would only work for trolling and would be difficult to cast.
  5. Increase seems reasonable. I they should run with these new numbers for at least 5 years before making changes. Hard to pull numbers out of the lake once they're swimming. From what I understand, the recreational and charter fleets don't pull enough fish out to really make a difference.
  6. Channel had good marks in it, but Dad wanted to try out on the big water. We fished 65-95 fow. Nothing on the graph. Took a 10 lb king on a flasher fly just above the bottom. That was it. Giving the channel a few laps now.
  7. Cool! Thanks for the report. Channel looked pretty empty. We'll see how long it stays that way! I'm planning a trip this afternoon and not sure where to look. Thinking out deep or sticking to the channel.
  8. Saw a small boat out there coming north while we were heading south. Maybe that was you. Glad to hear she was ok. I stepped from the dock to the trailer a few years ago and slipped off and slammed my leg into the trailer frame. Thought my leg was broken for a second. Got lucky and just lost some skin and had a big bruise. Also, I almost died slipping on algae in the cleaning station! Caught myself in edge of the counter.
  9. Estimated one at about 20. The other was same length but much bigger somehow. Based on other big fish that I've weighed I would guess 27-28 lb range.
  10. It's like a normal size diver with the big ring. So maybe 40-50 ft?
  11. Coho shook the hook. 85 fow. Slide diver and plug again back 125.
  12. Last fish was a big king. Another Big king in 90 fow. 100 copper with a firetiger thunderstick.
  13. First hit just south of the sliders. White plug on a slide diver back 125. In 80 fow. Marking a few fish here and there.
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