Copilottruman

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About Copilottruman

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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. Sounds like they're still getting fish further north. So I'm assuming that huge pod we had moved north. I bet the more stable water out in 200+ still has fish. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  2. Holland 5-24 am

    I should be out Friday morning and Saturday evening. I'll be sure to call out on 68 Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  3. Started the day off a bit later than we wanted but I keep forgetting how early first light is. Went off nicks earlier report of possible kings by the piers so at 7am we set in front. Not a few moments after setting the first downrigger it took off! Landed a very solid king. Made an quick circle and again another king! However this one unbuttoned due to poor netting :/. We kept making circles in 30-35 fow and had 5 fish in 2 hours in front. Decided to pick up and then run out to 110 where we immediately took another very solid king. We stayed at that depth all morning taking another 5 fish until the waves built due to the approaching weather. So here's what worked. Direction didn't really matter. Going south 2.5 SOG worked best. Shallow: BLL hawg wild rigger 15 & 20 - 2 kings 1 coho 2 shakers Deep: BLL electric lemonade MAG - 1 coho Rigger 71 with white flasher UV aqua fly - 1 king Low Dipsy 131 back silver flasher UV aqua fly - laker/ king 300 cu SOG froggie 1 king Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  4. Holland 5-21

    Very interesting to see most of those kings look like they're clipped. Last year 90% of my fish were wild Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  5. Holland 5-21 AM

    I'm gonna try to head out in the morning. Was everyone still in that 130-150 range? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  6. SoHa 5-15 and 5-16

    Yeah I've never used his spoons up until that day with Greek. However my theory (nothing against the spoons) is that because they flutter so easy compared to metal spoons they keep their action in the pretty wicked currents we were seeing. At one point in time we were going 3.2 SOG to get the 2.3 at the ball we were looking for and without a fish hawk you would have never of known. And metal spoons could have been dead in the water. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  7. SoHa 5-15 and 5-16

    Greek, thanks for bringing me along. The little C dory is one capable boat for the size and makes me want to start thinking about trading up haha. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  8. Hi Truman,

    Will be trying for a trip up outta SoHA to fish morning of Mon May 15 and Tues May 16 out of my boat, OPA. I'm hoping my son will be with, and I hope you can make one or both dates. As of right now, wind and wave report is for calm seas and warming/clearing water. But, you know how conditions can change on that big lake. I think Cakpthn Dan is going out on May 15 as well outta his boat. Please let me know.

    tight lines....D

  9. South Haven 5-4 pm

    Also what radio channel do people use out of south haven? There were 5 other boats that I could see but I couldn't get a radio check. Wondering if it's my radio or wrong channel.. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  10. South Haven 5-4 pm

    Yup! I used the north side cleaning station. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  11. Couldn't get a crew for the morning shift but found someone willing to take a PM run. Launched around 3ish and found ourselves going thru the pier heads in 1-2 foot rollers. Safe in my 16' er but not very fun. Started in 40 fow straight out on a north troll into the waves. Immediately took a small shaker king putting out the 225 cu. kept going out until 80 fow but lost most of the marks around 60. turned back in and hit a large n feisty laker in 50 going south. Trolled in 40-50 fow with plenty of marks going south. We took 4 more kings. 2 solid fish and 2 smaller. No pattern on spoon color or size or depth. Water temp was 48. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  12. 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
  13. Looking for okuma classic pro rods

    Unfortunately I only need 3 and I'm located in Kalamazoo Mi. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  14. Looking for okuma classic pro rods

    Yeah I was just trying to avoid shipping costs haha Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  15. 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