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  1. Was wondering if anyone used the PS launch this week and can update on the weeds? I heard from a friend who said it looked like (when driving by from road) that the weeds may have been cleaned up... Could that be?
  2. Started in 75, worked out and south to 140. Marked fish pretty much only in the 130-135'' range. In that range was marking fish both 30-50' down and towards the bottom. Had one good hit on a braid dipsy with a green spinner, green fly back 100 on 2.5 setting, but was off before handling the rod. That was it. Marked some bait outside the pier but did not mark fish. Temps in the low 60's near shore.
  3. Nothing tonight. Fished 90-130. Some marks on the bottom (did not fish bottom), few in the 30-50 range. Weeds have officially reached the awful stage at the launch. Dock spacing is still also messed up. 1 set is quite wide apart, 2nd set is too close together now for any but 2 smaller boats to use at same time.
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    Meat rigs

    Excellent. Looks like I am using Cut Bait rigs instead of whole bait. I didn't even know there were whole bait rigs - time to buy a few more rigs. Looked up the link - very good info, nice work on the video. I pasted the link below. Thanks https://www.greatlakesfisherman.com/fishing-hunting-outdoors/topic/40203-brining-bait-ales/?tab=comments#comment-160837
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    Meat rigs

    I've been doing this but have been cutting off the heads and freezing. Because, the heads don't fit in my big weanie meat rigs... - I'm curious what formula you use for brine? - And, are you flattening the heads or cutting to fit in the rigs? maybe there are bigger head rigs out there...?
  6. Fished solo 7:30-10:30am, 90-120' a bit south of pier 5.5# king in 115 on DR 35' down mag moonshine Purple/Yellow 5.5# twin king also in 115 on std Dipsy 110 back 2.5 setting green spinner and fly 19.5# king in 110 on DR 40' down mag flounder pounder. All were on North troll, SOG ~3mph. Was really nice out there at the starte, but had some pretty good fog at times. When I started pulled lines at 10:30 it had hit as rough as I like to fish when I'm solo in the 19' open bow. If you were out in a Starcraft Islander and I called to you on the radio asking if you saw me, I was not upset at all about having to change my course. I was really curious if my new LED lights on the mast could be seen very clearly from where you were at. The new LEDs seem brighter than std bulb when I am next to them, but I'm wondering how 'directional' they are vs std bulb. I do like the low power draw... Lastly...only 3 other trailers in the parking lot today...understandable given the forecast for Rain then wind + Sunday.
  7. Started late, 8am thinking the waves would settle. Was not too bad but with two wave systems, 3' rollers out of NW, and 1-2 chop out of east made for pretty bumpy until about 10am when the east wind died and it settled. Fished solo 75- 130. Had a rip on a 6 color with mag blue dolphin in 85' 6# King 35 down on rigger, mag flounder pounder. in 115' 6# Steelhead 110 back on std dipsy with green spinner & fly in 115' Shaker king 55 down on rigger (released), mag blue dolphin. in 120' Only about 12 trailers in the parking lot this am. Oh, and the summer weeds at PS launch have started.
  8. Good job. I went out PS tonight from 6-9pm, solo. Fished 160-200. People on the radio were doing very well. I was not - a single hit, and nobody home. Was fishing 2.6-2.8 SOG; maybe too slow. Bumped it up to 3.0 SOG for the last 45 mins, had the only hit on DR slider ~35' down mixed veggies. Sounded like good water was found anywhere from 150 to 240. : (
  9. Fished both south and north of Saug solo trip. Single hit 40 FOW, 30down on downigger with mixed veggies spoon, north troll north of piers. 12.25# King. Fished 4 hours, 25 to 45 depths with 2 colors and Downriggers. No other hits.
  10. PS 7/29 AM Solo trip 7:30am-11am 13# King 55 down in 130; gray ladder back Ace Hi plug 4.5# Laker - on slider with mag blue dolphin ~65 down in 140 3# Laker - on Dipsy 150 back @ 2 also in 140 mag carmel dolphin Trolled south with the waves until it started settling out @10am Also 4 other hits in the range 30-40 down (120-130') none were hooked for more than a few moments...my guess is coho or maybe small kings...the one on the longest wasn't able to trip the rigger release, it was really active like a coho after manual release before shaking off.
  11. Thanks for posting lure picts
  12. Was also out yesterday am at PS, solo trip, caught 2 kings between 8am-9am just north in 130'; 1 15# 55 down on mag moonshine; 1 14# 80' down on green & white meat rig. Both had a decent amount of alewives in them. Fished 7-10:30am
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    Holland 10-2 am

    Thanks for the update on the trip out
  14. I drove by it on the way back from Holland today; it looked like the mess it has been for weeks. There were zero (0) boat trailers in the lot at 12pm noon; I don't remember seeing that happen on a summer (albeit late summer) Saturday before.
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