Copilottruman

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About Copilottruman

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    Fisherman

Personal Information

  • 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. Holland am, 10-26-17

    Yeah I keep debating whether or not I want to winterize the ole tin can. I really need to invest in an islander... Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  2. Holland am, 10-26-17

    Thanks for the report. It’s amazing how the fishery dies once the run hits.... Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  3. Grey fatty layer between meat and skin(salmon)

    X2 on bleeding out your fish. Cut both of the gills right down the V after bonking them on the head. Looks like a horror movie but works like a champ. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  4. Holland 9-23

    I'm so happy you found fish, but I'm sad. My 16' deep V doesn't have the courage to go get them.., Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  5. Muskegon 8/11 am

    Dipsys back 250+ have been working a lot lately. If it ain't broke, don't fix it Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  6. Holland 7-21

    Brand new owner hooks... Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  7. Holland 7-21

    Any tips? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  8. Today was the day of lost fish. Started off at 5am in 90fow where there were a TON of marks. Worked this area for a hour without even a release. Moved out to 170 where the action began. We probably took between 10-15 hits and could only land a couple smallish lakers and a cookie cutter king. 80% of the hits we missed were on my brand new wire divers out 250 & 300 with flasher flies (hot). It seems as if every fish was hitting the fly weird. Because the hit would be intense but the fight would only last about 10 seconds and then pop off! It was extremely frustrating. We tried loose and tight drags to no avail. The lakers and kind came on a big paddle down 110. On top of the lost fish the speed they wanted was very weird. We were going about 2.1 SOG to the south to get hits. Much slower than the 2.7ish I normally go. All in all we were on the fish with nothing to show.. also gonna upgrade my drags to Tuna toms carbon fiber ones. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  9. Holland 7/8 pm

    Awesome thanks. We'll post after our trip on Tuesday Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  10. Holland 7/8 pm

    What depth? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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