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  1. Two year old Char-Griller smoker/grill with side box and full cover and two charcoal baskets. Does a great job on burgers, grilled salmon and my favorite, beer can chicken and cold smoked cheese. Stored inside during winter. Main grilling area, 21x20 plus upper rack. Just North of Hartford, in S/W Michigan. $115.00
  2. New still in the box, 6.5 Foot Bed Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover. This tri-fold is engineered for 1999-2007 Chevy/GMC Classic Fleetside pick-ups like the one pictured on my truck. . Quick and easy no tool installation/removal. Leave message and contact phone number on answering machine at 269-621-0121 In S/W MI. $250.00 Thank for looking, Martin
  3. I'd be inclined to believe your heads are for cut bait. My B.W. whole-bait heads work great. A couple of years back I posted a step-by-step thread on how I do it. I don't want to over load this thread so do a search for "Brining Bait "Ale's". Should answer most of your questions. Martin
  4. I've been using brined "Ale's" for years. Since I DON'T have a boat this year, I just gave away 6#'s of bait. Martin
  5. Since Eleanor has passed after 10 years of faithful service, I don't need the whole brined ale's I have in the freezer. Just checked and there is 5.6# of natural and green color. Good scale and color retention even after 3hr trolling. I'm in the Hartford area, just East of S.J./B.H.
  6. JDH, Thanks for your time and trouble but you are correct, "Probably not what you're looking for though." What I saw was like a long fly leader w/ teasers but the teaser flies were replaced w/ several sections of U.V or Glo beads. Martin
  7. A few years back I read an article and watched a video on trolling for Lakers using a long “beaded” leader. I’ll be dog-gone if I can find it now. Anyone else remember it or was this ole man just dreaming? Martin
  8. Happy to see ya made it out & back with some fish in between.
  9. South Haven 8/14 AM Boy, I made a few mistakes yesterday! 1st. the flag at the beach was blowing from the E/SE. meaning the further out we go the bumpier it’s going to be. Eleanor’s haul design does not like bumpy water. 2nd. I went the wrong direction. Yep, went N/W to my favorite area, should have gone S/W. 3rd. I had my camera on the boat, that’s never good!!!!! Cleared the river around 0530 and powered to 70, check the scope, powered to 80 and started lay-out. Started with 4 assorted CU’s w/ SD’s and flies and spoons on the higher lines, and DR’s with 11” chart. glow paddle minus the E-chip with a A-Tom fly that’s been good and a Mountain Dew spinnie/green glow squid. 1st. 5# King hit the F/F in about 115. Then in about 125 the 250x30 CU w/ a Mx Veggie sounds off but won’t clear the inside board so I told my guest just to hold him until he does. Meanwhile the DR w/ the spinnie fires and my other guest grabs the rod and boats a nice little 10-12#er while a small chrome is jumping outside the boards. At least we landed the King. During the course of the short morning we had 2 board hits, no fish, 2 paddles hits, 1 greaser, and 4 spinnie hits for 2 kings. When the waves started coming over the closed transom it was time to call it and limp slowly limp toward my waypoint into the wind/waves. Thanks Jim and Rick for the company and putting up with me. I told ya about the curse of the guests on Eleanor. Sorry, maybe next time! Martin
  10. Open Seat 3rd seat is open for an AM run out of South Haven on Monday with flat seas and light breeze. PM if interested.
  11. South Haven 8-9-17 PM I over slept by 2 hrs so I kissed off an AM run. Cleared the river at 1530hrs headed West. Marked a lot of fish in 85fow so I made a big loop and started my 3 rod spread with nothing to show for it. At 1730hrs in 158fow my big white paddle w/ an old unknown grn&blue fly, 30b x100dwn rips off. Boxed a nice 17.5# She-King. East bound at 1800hrs in 160fow my Mountain Dew Spinnie w/ an old Howie green crinkle on the other DR 20b x 90 dwn got slammed resulting in a 15# King in the box. It only took about one minute after the re-set for it to buck again. Damn it, should have checked the 50# fly harness, it broke about half way down. West bound in 172fow at 1915hrs the Mountain Dew spinnie w/ a green glow squid 15b x 90dwn got smashed. One thing about a 24.5# King salmon, she goes anywhere she damn well pleases. Now I have 250x45# worth on CU mangled up on the floor of the boat. At 2010hrs and 2030hrs I finally box two medium weight Greasers making it 5 for 6, one on the big paddle and 1 on the spinnie. Stopped at the migrant camp down the road and donated the 2 lakers, they think I's Santa. Since I’m real hard of hearing I broke out 2 OLD reels w/ very loud bait clickers for the DR’s since I was fishing solo. Yep all 5 of these fish were fought and landed with Old Penn 209’s. Martin
  12. Ouch. I took a hook pointer past the barb this spring. It caused one heck of an infection and I know better. People, if ya get stuck, take care of it properly.!!!!!
  13. Great job there Tom. Looks like that one King got hit by a lamprey. Martin
  14. "D", how the heck do ya keep all that info in your head? I can't keep it straight even with a note book. Not that I'll ever fish up there but thanks for the pic's. Martin
  15. I generally wait 3 days after a big blow and then follow the buoy strings. if all else fails, I'll power out to 115 and go w/ heavy CU's, deep DR's and super slide divers on braid/wire. I'm already planning on Wed even if I can't find a crew. Martin
  16. Thanks for the report Dan. Sorry about so much grease. the Lake has warmed up again dog-gone-it. Good luck up North. Martin
  17. Those are some great looking Kings, thank for sharing.
  18. South Haven, 7-31 & 8-01 Fished the last two morning SOLO again. Monday netted a 7# Steel on a DR down 55’ in 112fow on an old mag. Yellowtail. Two hrs. later netted a 15# Laker on a 250x32# CU in 120fow on a Mx Veggie. Tuesday the first fish was a 22.2(plus #) KING at 0645hrs on my 250x32# CU w/ a Mx Veggie. My digital scale errors out at 22#. Reset the CU and went forward to weigh the King and noticed my GPS was off line. Tired rebooting it 3 times but nothing. And the Old 20th century tech to the rescue. My OLD Garmin GPS can run off 4-AA’s in a pinch so I pulled the batts. out of my lure flasher and I was back in business. While doing this a DR had tripped and the fish was gone and the dog-gone DR won’t come up even after hitting the re-set switch. The second DR is also dead. I had a “Mooch” moment. And then my little trip went totally el-crappo, Fishfinder and sump pump off-line and my 80hp Merc won’t turn over. Everything is on two different batteries and circuits, complete electrical melt down. Pointed Eleanor toward my waypoint and headed in from 130fow at 0730hrs. Cleared the DR lines and deployed 2 assorted CU rigs and hand reeled up those 10# fishie weights. At 0800hrs a little 6# Laker tagged a mag Smurf behind a 250x45# CU. At least the troll in wasn’t a total washout but it did take forever!!!! I guess I’ve got my work cut out for me tomorrow because I’ve had too many Bud’s already today. BTW, the inside measurement on my fish cooler is 37 inches and I'm 6'2". Martin
  19. It's great seeing youngster "catching". thanks for sharing. Martin
  20. L.O.L. I always enjoy seeing young fisherman fighting fish. And the fish porn is a bonus, thanks. Martin
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