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  1. 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.

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  2. Not seeing any views on the Open Seats forum so I thought I would try here:

    Probably a long shot, but I'll be in Ludington and plan to fish Wednesday morning.  Will launch from the Ludington boat ramp at 998 W. Loomis Street at 5:00 am.  I need to pull lines around 10 am.

    Fishing solo currently so I have room on the boat.  I would like to run more than 3 lines, and could accommodate 2 more people. 

    Boat is a 19 foot Lowe side console with a 120 hp outboard and a 9.9 kicker.  I have all necessary fishing equipment.

    Not planning to clean fish in Ludington, so if we get fish you can get them whole and deal with them as you see fit.



    Send me a message if interested.


    *disclaimer: I am not a charter, and am fishing for fun! If the wind forecast is wrong and the waves kick up I will not fish the big lake.  Might jig the harbor for a few hours if that's the case since I'll already be up there.

  3. 3 hours ago, VTECHokie said:

    Two questions:

    1. Regarding Note #3 directing the user to always use Berk. Big Game line diameters.

    Question: Is there any reason I can't use the exact line diameter from the manufacturer if they specify capacity in MM line diameter/Meters Capacity?  I would just need to convert millimeters to inches and meters to yards correct?

    2. The calculator is designed for Copper/Lead core mainlines.  Can I use the calculator to estimate a reel set up with mono backing, braided mainline, and flourocarbon Leader? Is there something to the calculations/formulas specific to copper/leadcore lines?

    Regarding Note #3:  If the fishing reel you have states for example 300 M / 0.45 mm, you can use that info - but convert it to Yards and inches.  So 300m x 1.09 = 336 yards.  0.45 mm / 25.4 = 0.0177 inches.

    Regarding using other line types.  It isn't specific to line type.  The red text boxes that say Backing/Core/Leader can be changed to say whatever you want.  Just as long as you type in a diameter and a length in the respective boxes, it should work.

  4. 54 minutes ago, 2MD said:

    nice work man!

    question: so you set lines in 120fow or did you start in closer at first? considering going tomorrow morning and debating if they will be in closer starting out...

    We started in 90 fow straight out of port. Trolled SSW into 150.  Then bounced around between the different 160 to 120 and back.  North troll was more productive. 

    Most of our fish hit near some decent schools of bait.  Once we trolled off the bait (marks disappeared) the hits stopped.  I was worried about the north wind kicking up so we trolled north and left the fish and didn't get any more hits.  Should have stayed in the productive water.

    Two of us on the boat this time so was nice to set 6 lines 

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