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About Whatahoot

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  1. Thanks for the report! Good to know after all the wave action Friday and Saturday life is still good ;-) Your report title says 8-5 am and your post says Sunday Morning... when did you go out? Thanks
  2. Port Sheldon 7/11 pm

    Nice solo, thanks for the report!
  3. SoHa 6/16

    Thanks for the great report! Sorry to hear about the motor trouble Interesting to see your 300 Cu w/double or spoon hit, exactly what we hit last time out for a 30" King. I never thought to put orange down that deep until my buddy suggested it (after a couple hours of washing lures...) Hah! Best wishes with the motor!
  4. Thanks for the report, great 1st outing, smiles tell it all and the dog looks like it enjoyed it too :-)! Very cool! We had a similar "June" outing Friday night out of Holland, fished 5-9pm, washed lures in 100-150 fow until 8:15 when the sun got lower and hit a nice 10lb King on 300Cu with a Orange Chilly Willy in 104 fow. Landed by a guy who doesn't fish much. What a blast!
  5. Now that's awesome!!!! Start em' out right
  6. Thanks for the report, very similar to our last two trips... early bites and nothing after 9am! Planning on going out tomorrow PM, looks like we'll be starting shallow...
  7. Good day! But I consider any day on the water with Dad is a great day :-). Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  8. Holland 5-24 am

    Sweet! The smile says it all! Thanks for the great report!
  9. Absolutely, thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  10. Holland 5/21 12-3 pm Quick shakedown trip with my buddy Ken, 1 for 3 and a 15 in. King we released safely. We hadn't seen any reports from the morning following the storms and east winds so we put lines down in 80 fow south of piers, half way to Saugatuck. North troll, 2.3-2.5 SOG. Winds were SSW and got choppier as the afternoon went on. Our one fish in the box came 15 min's after first rods went down, 10 lb. King on 225 copper with Mag Blue Dolphin. Thought we were on for a decent day as we were marking a few decent fish. Nothing for the next 1-1/2 hours so we circled back south to our 1st fish spot and hit a screamer steelhead on a rigger free slider with mag blue flounder. Ball was 50 foot down, 2.5 SOG and 49F. We got it to within 10 ft. from the boat and it surfaced, zig zagged behind the boat twice and then danced on top of the water 30 feet sideways, right into our dipsy line. Bang, gone! 10 minutes later our chute flat line with a 4oz. dive bomb and plain regular sized silver spoon (left over from the 80's) went off screaming, set the hook and held on for about 30 seconds and lost it. Damn! Ended our day on a rush, the boat ran great and skunk out of the box... so can't say we had a bad shakedown!
  11. Nice day, thanks for the report!
  12. Take the 30 min. drive to Tackle Haven in Benton Harbor, he also sells on e-Bay as Alfs Tackle... I buy mine from Aaron at Lakeshore Outfitters in Saugatuck, another short drive.
  13. St. Joe 4/12

    Thanks guys, We haven't been targeting early coho's the last few years (sorry, no great excuse!) to keep up with the subtleties of the spring hunt. Never to old to learn! All total, looks like this spring has been encouraging for the fishery.
  14. St. Joe 4/12 We ended up 1/1 with a small coho, Not a great day for our cooler but a great day on the water for my friends shake down cruise! We trolled from 50-150, Surface temps were all 45F until 135 where it dropped to 39F and the water finally cleared up a bit (out 8 miles!). Talked to a guy at the ramp who went to 200 and he went 4/7 with 185 the best. He said the water finally cleared up out at 200... Gotta say we were amazed at the warm water, 51F north of the piers! We followed our instincts thinking fish would come in to the warm water. We were way off, should have listened to the other reports of fish stacked up in 200 fow. Assuming all of that warm, dirty water pushed the fish out over deeper water? Thoughts?
  15. Thanks for the article! So, what is the growth rate of the Ludington Ciscos? I tried to quickly consult Google but found nothing... Can one assume if the lake trout like them, they are taking the yearlings? Two year olds. Just wondering