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  1. everything we have gotten so far this fall has been either riggers 8ft down with a size4 jplug 50-120ft back OR smaller size dipsey ringless dialed to 3.5 with a size4 jplug on it running anywhere from 28-40ft of line out we fish the saug channel mainly but also holland channel and pierheads... we always fish 25fow or shallower good luck off muskegon!
  2. Boy what you described on the plantings sounds too good to be true! Thanks for the info. We will pull that up on the iNET tomorrow. When we were coming back into Holland midday today we got a jack in the channel as well so who knows.
  3. slow and challenging... lost 2 pigs in saug channel this AM - managed to get this one... everything we hook up last few trips is Male... no eggs... the only "bite spot" in all saug this morn (and trust me we tried everything) was midway thru channel by rock walls... had to have speed so slow was in neutral basically being pushed out by east wind
  4. speaking of the devil... we did go again tonight (9-8) and worked the Saugutuck channel and pierheads... took THE CAT along this time of all things hoping it would serve as a "luck charm" - managed to get 7 sheephead and 2 salmon... good times!
  5. Ha - nice Kevin... hands down you are the founding father of fall fishing --- my kids still talk about the guy in the blue 4winns who completely crushed em every time and was actually nice to us and gave us advice (remember back then it was the kids and I trying to learn out on the duck boat in Holland channel?) - Anyways, yes fall fishing completely stinks compared to what it used to be and we now have to fish long hard hours often times to even get a couple but it is still kinda fun. Someone has to try to catch the 200-300 total salmon that run in Ottawa county these days... can't leave em to run up the streams and die and be feasted on by the coons! Good reminder and trip down memory lane on those 2018 videos... here are a couple from the treasure chest- the dipsey double off Saug where I dropped my phone and the 23.5er that my son caught in front of Tiara deep inside Mac (this was in that one 18hr period where there was actually fish to be caught) - what isn't in the video is that we fished for 14.5hrs without a bite in sub-55 degree pier water leading up to these... double off saug.mp4 monster catch 23.5 pound king caught by William!.mp4
  6. managed 2 kings this AM in the mud off holland/saugatuck (tried both) - fishing was slow as the lake hadn't turned over - still was glad to have scored a couple - i realize this is the time of year where everyone almost goes hush hush on the run - anyone else have a report?
  7. moonshine happy meal magnum hologram spoon was best - else blue and green spindoctor blue fly (green jeans)
  8. nice job! you landed a the monster we were holding out for... let's see a pic of this 26#er. I am gonna try again either tonight or tomorrow night. Want a big mature one, not that the 15pound 3year olds aren't fun what a different kinda year!
  9. my son and I went 6 for 8 in the ripping offshore east wind out of Holland - setup in 80 fow at 7am and trolled out to 140 fow catching only a laker - over 50 other boats and looked like most guys went and stayed out deep just to get blown out deeper - we trolled east and back into 85 fow and fished that on a N and NW troll instead though and had 5 other hook ups. Few hours later when pulling lines we put the east wind behind us and slide out to 125-130 where we had a couple more go off. Heartbreaking was the beast of a king we lost on copper 300 in 125fow after about a 20min fight. Ended up with 4 salmon and 2 lake trout. 5color took one. Dipsey spin doctor went twice. Copper 300 went twicw. Riggers down 70-80 also took fish.
  10. Thanks - we did not run a probe so not sure on a temp break - had very low expectations going into trip so just hit em with a wide spectrum running 12 rods - but again it seemed that the only bite was in that 60-75 down - we ran: 2 halfs 2 fulls 1 copper 300 hybrid* 1 copper 200 2 high diver braid 225 out 2 low diver braid 120 out **** 2 riggers 80-100 down
  11. 4 for 5 1 big mature king 1 3yr old king 2 lakers all hits came between 7.30am-10.00am in 125-130fow just south of Holland off sliders deep diver 120 out went four times green jeans spindoc fly copper 300 went once, green jeans moonshine hologram they would only bite if we cut the current and waves and trolled SW which was challenging glad we got out this morning... were going to go tonight but oh baby that would've been bouncy!
  12. had decided after last Friday that it was all good enough and time to be done for the year but then my buddy Bill trolled the kzoo mud at sunset last night and landed a 26 pounder so I had to try for a little while again tonight... not much moving around and jumping anymore... water warming a bit... duck weed was terrible.. caught some sheephead and after sunset in the pitch black fog had dipsey just get smoked and run out 300ft of line and fought what I was certain was a Chinook for about 20min only to encounter the largest flathead kitty we had ever seen when it came time for netting!
  13. last night mt buddy pulled a 26lber out of the mud right in front of Saugatuck - after Friday I told myself I need to just be done for the year but man its hard knowing the beasts are still out there! problem too now is I think water is warming along the shore which ought to bring any bite to a grinding halt...
  14. after fueling up and dinner in Saugatuck with family took boat back around to holland and just had to try again on way out - was overwhelmed by sheephead bite doubles ans triples misery - ended up with a couple more decent ones though and kids were happy
  15. today they were out a bit further in that 20-25 too..... jumpin all over... today it wasn't all dipseys but instead also orange board high lines 80 back with drop weights smoked em too... best plugs were size 4 and 5 green ladder and scaley green
  16. 4 for 7 off Saugatuck this Friday morning - same program as yesterday except kept a few on - a couple hogs!
  17. trolled saugatuck again midday today but this time longer and had less kids with me - got 7 sheephead and a catfish - had 5 chinook on but somehow they all got off... usually after going airborn!?!?need to retire some of my old worn out jplug harnesses or at least sharpen everything apparently... funny and random video included here where I somehow captured one of our pierhead doubles and accidentally dropped my phone diving for the other dipsey! gotta love that sound of drags screaming double off saug.mp4
  18. have the whole fam now with me now and we did the dunes and just got done making a couple passes on the saugatuck piers at 4.30pm - on pass number 3 right out front in 12fow a huge male just smoked the rigger- fought him for 20min we did only to have the heart break of having the jplug pull out! this one jumped completely out of the water 6 times and will long be remembered
  19. 1 for 3 trolling Holland Harbor with the kids today. Once we learned that the kings weren't out front but instead deep into the channel and even into Lake Mac we did better and managed our big fish of the year and my son's largest ever (he reeled it in). 38.5 inch male weighing 23.5 pounds came on size 4 chrome red head jplug in 26 fow down 15 on rigger inside Lake Mac directly out from Parkside Marine at around 3.00pm. 20180911_150334_001.mp4 20180911_150334_001.mp4
  20. Moonshine Green Jeans Hologram version (pic attached)
  21. 4 for 6 last night the boys and I were - trolled 90-110fow from PS to Holland - lost nice kings on rigger 59 down that was a heartbreak - big steelhead copper 200 - solid coho mag dipsey 125back dialed on 2 - a couple lakers on copper 300 moonshine hologram green jeans best bait hands down - two years running
  22. was out with the kids for the first time on TUES night - Aaron from Lakeshore Tackle said a guy before had 15 kings in 105fow on Mon night so despite it being June we hadn't been out at all this year and had to try.... off the sliders TUES night in 80-105fow we went 9 for 14 with 6 solid kings and 3 lakers - biggest king being just over the 20# mark - everything came on moonshine mag spoons with green jeans being the very best - lots of copper 200 action and 10 color action and also riggers in the that 40-50 down range - was a great start and had over 45 pounds of fillets to show for it
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