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About Creekerman

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  • Birthday 09/16/1957

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    Boat name = Hope N Water is a 18.5 1992 Bayliner 3.0 Mercruiser with 9.9 Yamaha kicker
  • Location
    Battle Creek
  • Interests
    Deer Hunting, classical guitar, home remodeling, wildflower propagation
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    Hospital chaplain - Catholic priest

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  1. Gold Coast?

    My understanding is that Gold Coast is closing? Might affect their tournament schedule?
  2. SoHa 7/27

    Must of been near you. Most of my time between 180 and 200 FOW. Fished from 7:15 AM to noon+. Caught one 8# King in 145 on way out. One 5# Steelhead in 195 FOW. No other hits. King on DR at 70 down with yellow Big Weenie flasher and UV yellow "Mustard gas" meat rig. Steelhead on 300 copper with Big Weenie UV Spotted dick flasher and matching meat rig. Done fishing until possibly August 4/5. And I have the week of August 7-12 off. Hope the weather is better in August than the last 2 years! Great catch. Much better than I did.
  3. Kicker steering

    I went from the EZ-steer to the python remote controlled steering system. I wanted to go to autopilot, but no option ended up being feasible for my boat. So I went to Python and have been using it all summer. I do a lot of solo great, I can steer remotely with the wireless FOB. It also works well with a duo on the boat. Both crew can work the back of the boat with no-one in the pilot seat. I'm glad I made the change!!! Cost a little over $700.00 Panther also makes a similar system
  4. 9 for 10 .... 7 Coho 3-5#, 1 Steelhead 9#, 1 Laker 8# Forecast was horrible and thunderstorms went over us on the way from B.C. to South Haven. A scheduled tournament had been cancelled due to weather. But there were other boats heading out. We decided to give it a try. Everything cleared. Turned out to be an ideal day. Put lines in the water at approx.. 8:30 AM on 120 FOW and trolled out to 140 at times. Most of the fish were caught in the first 1.5 hours (4 Coho and 1 Steelhead…all on DR hits). The rest extended through the day until we quit at 5:30PM…out as far as 180 FOW. Chased off the water by heavy dark clouds coming across from Chicago way. Success with the following: Green Dolphin spoon on Dipsy 170 feet back Blue-chrome Splatterback plug on 10-color leadcore Yellow Spin Doc with blue fly on DR 60 feet down Fuzzy Bear Jager Bomb on DR 60 feet down Black Spin Doc and red-clear UV meat rig 350 copper Live Wire Spin Doc and green-clear UV meat rig 350 copper 3 Coho on ProKing Jager Bomb on other DR….2 on free slider, other on terminal spoon (65 ft down). Had big rip on DR with Jager Bomb spoons but not home upon retrieve. Released one small Coho
  5. I used to go out of South Haven in my 15.5 footer with a 60 hp Mercury and 6 hp kicker to 200 FOW in calm water up to 2 footers without a problem. I'd recommend a radio and a smart phone with accuweather radar bookmarked to watch for what is coming.
  6. Thanks for the report. Went out yesterday morn....I work for a living so limited time. Tried same water marks no hits. Went out deep 205 FOW ave. and took a solo limit of Cohos. Didn't want to go home with skunk. Used green dolphin, jager bomb, and HUD special spoons.
  7. I was told that the water was shut off to the cleaning station and the restroom building due to the construction. There was a lot of construction materials piled all around those units.
  8. Fish cleaning station is NOT open. The DNR guy there told me it will likely be closed for quite a while yet due to the construction that is going on there. Public bathrooms are not operating either. The pot-a-potties are there though.
  9. South Haven 4-22-17 AM Got a late start....about 9:00 AM this morning. But all the fish came between 10:00 AM and about 12:15 PM. Solo outing...couldn't find a deck hand. 4 for 4 all cohos in 180-190 FOW... approx. 2.5mph SOG. All on south troll. First was on a blue dolphin spoon on 3 color leadcore. The last 3 were all on downrigger with chartreuse spin doctor and dark blue fly at 65-70 ft. down. Quit at about 1:00 PM because waves started to come over my stern. Wanted to limit go.
  10. Thanks for the update...and for keeping us all informed!
  11. Thanks for that report. Fish envy here!
  12. St. Joe 4-1-17

    Blessings on the birth, mother, father, child and grandparents!
  13. St. Joe 4-1-17 4 for 5 all Coho. One quick hit as dypsy was initially deployed. Two shakes and off. Time fished: 9:00 - 3:30 Two licenses on boat. Depth of water = 25-30 FOW Bait = Storm UV rattlin Thin Fins in Pink fire (2). and Green fire (1). Also orange Dreamweaver dodger and blue fly. Top 10 feet of water Troll speed: 2-2.5 mph
  14. Anyone know how to boil salmon eggs for Whitefish bait? How long to boil? Do you freeze them afterward? Any other tips-advice?