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About CJ428

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    Fished lake michigan over 20 years-
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    near Ann Arbor, Mi.
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    Mustangs, Salmon Fishing
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  1. Mine are old-really old- so after one blew out and tore up the fender badly - I read about them. Trailer tires or ST tires have a stiffer sidewall to reduce sway. They are designed for higher pressure so they carry more load that car tires. They also have rubber compounds that better tolerate tread heat and rot from the sun and moisture when sitting on wet ground. Tire companies and the government recommends replacing them after 5 to 7 years or if they show uneven wear. In fairness - I used car tires on my trailer and they lasted well beyond 7 years - they did have a tendency to sway and i was well below the max load for the tire. In storage - I unloaded them. To cure the sway I had to use 9% for the tongue load. My new tires will be ST design. I got the Carlisle radial as it is a new design that allows 65 MPH - I drive a little slower I . They are moderately priced.Experts suggest that if you lose a tire on a 4 wheel trailer you should replace the other same side tire. Here is a good article. https://www.moderntiredealer.com/article/312514/st-tires-all-steel-radial-construction-is-meeting-the-demand-for-mor
  2. Two died and others recovering- wind out of the South very strong in Saugatuck Sun morning. It was hot and the beaches were full-despite warnings. The following article describes long shore and rip currents that no doubt incapacitate most swimmers. https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2018/08/2nd_grand_haven_drowning_victi.html
  3. I have seen late season lock jaw but usually later in August. Best time to get them is just when the sun rises and sets--yes very frustrating.
  4. CJ428

    Kicker motor

    I have an 18 ft boat w a 8HP kicker. What are the weights of each motor? 2 cycle or 4?
  5. My Church's TX44 planar board had a mono line break while pulling 8 cores - fish likely hit it. I had added a black line clip after the Church's one broke. I thought the 17 lb mono was ok. Have others seen this? On the next TX44 should I get the $22 yellow LOCK JAW clip they advertise? Pretty expensive to lose the whole darn set up.
  6. So you had a fish on - you blew a hose - DID you get the fish in ?
  7. CJ428

    Florocarbon knots

    Is the Trilene knot good on Seaguar line--thru the eye twice/wrap around 6 times/back thru the double loop. I was breaking Berkley vanish 20 lb at 12 lbs last year
  8. Great to see your catch--they are fat like the old days. Did you see what they were eating? Good luck
  9. St. Joe has stayed really strong for Kings - I am delighted but cannot understand how the DNR kept predicting a collapse in the fishery. Did you examine what they were eating?
  10. Ludington Like the Old Days I fished With the MetroWest Steelheaders on July 22 at Ludington- we had 18 boats entered with 129 fish caught- at least 4 were over 20 lbs- largest 22.45 lbs-total weight 737 lbs. Many of the salmon were stuffed with 8 to 10 alewives- In all my years I have not seen that. Spoons and meat rigs worked- South at projects was very good -some did well at the point. Have to wonder if the salmon planting reduction is helping alewife return.
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    painting spoon blanks?

    Sand with 400 grit sandpaper first. I would try enamel as it chips less. It dries slower. Non spray paint like Rustoleum should hold up better. Their white primer is good. Yes let it dry before painting. Lacquers are nice as they dry quickly but chip. Has anyone tried hobby paints?
  12. We like your posts and seeing your nice fish. Is it normal for the steel head fishing to pick up late in the season? Thanks
  13. Looks like a golden retriever was happy to be on shore !
  14. Nice to hear your dipseys go crooked--just like mine do! I read this site daily - good luck and keep up the nice reports.
  15. Contact: Jay Wesley, 269-685-6851 (ext. 117) or Elyse Walter, 517-284-5839 Public meetings on future Lake Michigan salmon stocking scheduled The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled two public meetings in west Michigan next month to discuss Lake Michigan salmon-stocking proposals. The meetings will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ludington City Hall community room, 400 S. Harrison Street, and Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Haven Moose Lodge, 1025 Wells Street. Much information has been swirling throughout Michigan and other states that border Lake Michigan on how fisheries managers will address future trout and salmon populations. Lake Michigan’s Chinook salmon population has been steadily decreasing since its peak in 2012, mainly due to a decline in the salmons' primary food source – alewife. In light of these trends, the DNR is considering a Chinook salmon-stocking reduction for spring 2017 and also is reviewing Lake Michigan’s growing lake trout population (another top predator of alewife). For more information, including details on these proposed actions, please visit Michigan.gov/fishing and scroll down to Angler Alerts. All interested parties are welcome to attend the upcoming meetings to share their thoughts. Fisheries managers will be present to answer questions.