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Hockey390

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  • Birthday 08/30/1985

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    Darrin
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    Dorr, MI
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    Fishing, Hunting, Hockey
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  1. Thursday fished 6-10pm Ran northwest from port, setup in 160 on SSE troll. Had very little action on the graph and no fishing action until we got a laker when pulling lines, flasher fly on bottom behind DR. Tried various speeds/angles, worked 160 in to 90 which is where we got laker. Ran mostly greens and blues, targeting 60ish depth as that's where the temp was. Meat, plugs, FF, spoons, etc. Very little success from others at the launch, a few folks fished similar depths. Saturday 8/21 AM - setup SW of port in 90. Good activity on graph around 30-40 down. Ran a similar program to Thursday, starting higher and moving down as the sun came up. Worked a few directions, mostly N or NE and no action so moved out to 160. Nothing going out there so trolled SE back in shallower and found in around 90 FOW was setup pretty good with big break from 55-65 moving from 60-48°. Had marks around 50 so dialed in some of the spread to hit that zone harder. Ended up 0/2 with 1 on 300CU blue/green meat rig and 1 on 350CU blue/green F/F. Both hits on a 0° troll, 2.8 at the ball. Hits came around 11 AM. What didn't work... 250CU, 400CU, wire divers out 150-200, 10 color, 7 color, 3 color, riggers. Mostly FF or meat, but mixed in some spoons and plugs to keep them honest. I feel like that cold water in 80-90 FOW is where I would hit all morning tomorrow if I was going. Fish seemed to not be too active though, maybe they fed all night with full moon. Good luck anyone that gets out tomorrow, hope this helps. Haven't seen much of anything for reports lately out of Holland so I'm guessing it's just tough. Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. Thinking of taking my daughter out tomorrow on the big lake for her first salmon fishing experience. Last time I was out the flys were terrible and she would have lost it. Anyone been out the last few days and know how it's been? She's 6, I want it to be memorable, not traumatic. Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  3. Ended up using Ann's custom canvas in walker. Very happy with how it turned out and quality/fit is spot on with what was agreed on. The shape makes my boat look a little funny/short, it's what I asked for. I wanted it over the arch so I could get in and tinker without removing (side zipper installed for access) and wanted the motors and battery compartments exposed so I can start the motors with the cover on the day before to make sure things are working properly. If anyone is looking, I highly recommend working with them. Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. This is just above my rub rail in a couple spots. Any thoughts on how to repair? Last year I did a full restore with compound, polish, and wax due to some heavy oxidation. These spots were already there prior. Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  5. I usually clip board right after copper/lead. No line counter required and easier to explain to people I bring out. You could probably ask 10 people and get 10 different preferences. No matter what you do, just keep it consistent from one setup to another so they are repeatable. If you want to experiment, pick up a fishhawk TD to see how much it changes even just from trolling a different direction. Like others said the speed and currents play a huge role in where it rides, so those numbers are really just starting points. Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  6. Thank you! Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  7. I'm 95% sure this is cable steer but can somebody that is more educated than me in this space confirm this is true? I bought a hydraulic steer autopilot in the offseason thinking I for sure had hydraulic steering so now I'm looking to convert this to hydraulic. Just want a last final word before I order the parts. Should be two hoses if it's hydraulic, right? Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  8. Good tip. Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  9. What do you all use to store/transfer your starting lineup for a day of Salmon fishing? I've gone through several variations of bins, tackle boxes, bags, sleeves, etc. and just curious what others do. I don't put lures on rods before the boat is launched because they all lay together during trailering. Too many tangles with hooks attached. Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  10. Where can I launch to fish grand haven this year? Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  11. I had lines wet with "?" marked on the graph by 6 AM. Like I said though, there was a boat near us that was 7 for 9 by around 9 AM and I think we were still 0 for 0 at that point. Who knows. I like the idea that it's just bugs and all the fish were avoiding the spot we were in. At least then I have a reason we didn't catch anything. HA
  12. There was another boat fishing similar depth and catching fish when I wasn't. I was pounding the area and depth of the bait/bugs. He might have been outside of it. I can think of at least a half dozen trips where I've marked these and consistantly have not much when fishing in or around it. Most of the time I catch fish that aren't even on the graph. I did catch a suspended lake trout around those clouds. Go figure. Sent from my SM-G935V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  13. There was another boat fishing similar depth and catching fish when I wasn't. I was pounding the area and depth of the bait/bugs. He might have been outside of it. I can think of at least a half dozen trips where I've marked these and consistantly have not caught much when fishing in or around it. Most of the time I catch fish that aren't even on the graph. I did catch a suspended lake trout around those clouds. Go figure. Sent from my SM-G935V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  14. There was another boat fishing similar depth and catching fish when I wasn't. I was pounding the area and depth of the bait/bugs. He might have been outside of it. I can think of at least a half dozen trips where I've marked these and consistantly have not caught much when fishing in or around it. Most of the time I catch fish that aren't even on the graph. I did catch a suspended lake trout around those clouds. Go figure. Sent from my SM-G935V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  15. There was another boat fishing similar depth and catching fish when I wasn't. I was pounding the area and depth of the bait/bugs. He might have been outside of it. I can think of at least a half dozen trips where I've marked these and consistantly have not caught much when fishing in or around it. Most of the time I catch fish that aren't even on the graph. I did catch a suspended lake trout around those clouds. Go figure. Sent from my SM-G935V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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