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

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  1. Copilottruman

    St Joe 5-7

    Yeah mine were stuffed as well! Keeping the stocking down seems to be working. Let’s hope they keep the numbers down for a while so we can get a full recovery!
  2. HOT HOT HOT. Finally got off work early when the waves were forecast to be good for the little 16’er. Blasted right out to 90fow and basically immediately after setting we started taking hits. We were only out for three hours and took around 11 hits. Only kept 4 because I physically can’t give away all that fish haha. So what worked? Divers back 91 and 121 with 8” flashers and flies with longer than normal leads. I want to say more than 3 wraps but I can’t remember (30” ?). Also super bright slim spoons on any presentation down 35’ to 55’. The fish seem to be slapping at the flies and getting hooked funny so if you’re losing a lot I’d make the presentations easier for them to zero in on. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  3. We are going out of St. Joseph right now did you guys get out? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. Copilottruman

    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
  5. Copilottruman

    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
  6. Copilottruman

    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
  7. Copilottruman

    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
  8. Copilottruman

    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
  9. Copilottruman

    Holland 7-21

    Brand new owner hooks... Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  10. Copilottruman

    Holland 7-21

    Any tips? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  11. 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
  12. Copilottruman

    Holland 7/8 pm

    Awesome thanks. We'll post after our trip on Tuesday Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  13. Copilottruman

    Holland 7/8 pm

    What depth? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  14. 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
  15. Copilottruman

    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