Copilottruman

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About Copilottruman

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    Fisherman

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  • Real Name
    Truman Stuart
  • Biography
    Mechanical engineering @ Eastern Michigan. Navy ROTC @ UofM
  • Location
    Ypsilanti Mi
  • Interests
    Pilot, chasing silver, College soccer.
  • Occupation
    Surviving college student and captain of the USS Craigslist
  1. Slept in this morning. Lines set by 9am in 200 straight out on a SW troll with the rest of the fleet. Didn't start taking hits till 220ish. 2.6-2.8 SOG. Got a hit about every 20 minutes for a few hours. Then decided to try in shallow for a couple kings. Trolled all the way into 120 with marks here and there but no takers. Finished 6-6 and probably could have got 6 more if we stayed out deep. Anything above 81 feet took a hit with no pattern on spoons. Mini's and mags went. Can't wait for the kings to arrive Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  2. Unfortunately I only need 3 and I'm located in Kalamazoo Mi. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  3. Yeah I was just trying to avoid shipping costs haha Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  4. Either 8'6" downrigger or copper variants. Or 3 of the same type of rods. Need them for lead-core reels. I do not need the reels. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  5. Battery cover connections? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  6. Do any of you guys put 10-15' of mono in between the end of the wire and the swivel that attaches to the dipsy so you can break you rods down without worrying about the wire kinking? I don't really have the option to not break them down after each trip. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  7. No actually. Looking at the radar I thought we were going to get soaked but it was just a shower every once in a while. My buddy hit the kzoo river this morning and said it was still empty so hopefully this water cools down and we can hit the piers. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  8. Started the morning off at 6am. From a previous post I decided to go deep. Got to about 95' when we started marking fish. Didn't even have all the lines in the water and we had one on. From there on out we took a fish about every 30-40 minutes. Not exactly fast and furious but that's good enough for me. What worked: Yellow dolphin 225cu 3/4 Yellow frog rigger down 50 1/1 Flounder pounder down 91 0/1 Mixed veggies 300cu 0/1 I could only get a hit on a north/NE troll. Anything else and they wouldn't hit. Ended up with 2 steel and 2 griller kings. Lost two more same kings at the back due to poor netting. Overall it was a pretty nice morning. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  9. Been fishing holland for a few years now and didn't really think about that. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  10. If you don't mind me asking were you north or south of the pier heads? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  11. I'm going back out on Tuesday. Hopefully the water settles back. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  12. Yeah definitely a hard one. Not sure what else I could have done. Between the fog and waves going offshore wasn't really an option. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  13. Fished 7am-2pm. The morning started out pretty nasty. Very thick fog and a light rain kept me from going out to far from the piers. The lake definitely flipped with the cold water being in tight. This is my first skunk of the year. Fished the piers and all the way out to 100 with nothing to show. Used every spoon / flasher I had in the boat that has worked in the past running mainly small spoons. Only real marks I had were in 60fow. I found two big bait balls and did figure 8's around them at all speeds and directions. A couple other guys I heard had the same luck as I. Hopefully the lake sets back soon or else the boat is going away for the season. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  14. Just saw that as well. I might power down to saugy and hit the pier. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  15. See you out there. I was gonna try shallow as well. I'll be on 68 - not sure if it's a good boat name but we call ourselves the "struggle bus" haha Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app