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    Truman Stuart
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    Mechanical engineering @ Eastern Michigan. Navy ROTC @ UofM
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    Ypsilanti Mi
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    Pilot, chasing silver, College soccer.
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    Surviving college student and captain of the USS Craigslist

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  1. Remember you can use shorter lengths with a simple snap on torpedo to get extra depth. I use one on my 150’ cu to mimic the depth of a 300. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. What direction were you trolling? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  3. Fished 6am to noon. Started in 110 and went all the way out to 200. No marks, nothing. Came back into 180 when my mag dipsy exploded. Peeled out a solid 300’ of line. Tried to set the drag and.... POP! Not sure if the knot gave out but there’s a 30lb wire breaking salmon swimming around with a mag green dipsy and dreamcatcher flasher in his mouth lol. Only hit of the day. Nice day. No marks. Threw everything but the kitchen sink at em. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. I have a humminbird helix 2. I believe it only has one slot for charts. Can you not use the charting feature with the navionics card inserted? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  5. Can anyone tell me which charts are better for Lake Michigan in a humminbird unit? I only fish Lake Michigan and Huron and want the most detail. Not sure if I should go with the lake master charts or the navionics charts. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  6. Couple questions. Where are they located? How much cable is on the riggers? Will they fit in berts track? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  7. Comes with a diagram. If you can change your own oil you can do this no sweat. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  8. Lost 50% of my fish until I figured that out.... Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  9. If you are using Okuma reels the “sticking” is the factory drags that come with the reels. They pack them full with grease assuming you’ll be in saltwater. Go buy the tuna Tom carbon fiber replacement drags. Easy install with no grease. Best money you’ll ever spend. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  10. Yeah I was scared of flooding transmission breather lines and ruining my exhaust or heaven forbid my car shuts off. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  11. Both other holland ramps are also in pretty bad shape. I have a 19 foot fiberglass. And a midsize SUV couldn’t get the boat off the trailer. Quite a disappointing Morning. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  12. Are you saying you also find those kings out deep or steelhead only? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  13. Thanks guys. On two occasions on the way out I’ve had guys check my radio but once on the water... radio silence. I’ll see if I can find a power adjustment! Good idea Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  14. Started the day out at 1pm. On our way out a crew was nice enough to give us a pointer of running out to 120. Tried that for a few hours with no marks or bites running a wide verity of presentations. On a hunch from the cold water moving in we started our way in towards shore where we made our way to 80’s. Started to get steady bites as long as we were on a NE or E troll. Hung out there most of the time picking away at cookie cutter kings and cohos. Nothing to write home to mom about. Understanding we had to drive 3 hours back to the east side we started our troll back in to the pier. That’s when it happened. Upon getting inside of 70 the hits were fast and furious all the way into 50. Although most were the cookie cutter less than 10lbs fish. Lost one good one at the back I would assume was in the 12-14lbs range. All in all 12/14 on the night ending at 7pm. Glow spoons with some orange and green worked best. Nothing on flashers or meat. Funny thing was we never marked a fish all night. Guys out deep were marking fish but no bites. My assumption the north blow messed up all the fish and the big ones are out deep but not biting. A buddy in holland had the same smallish fish results as me in shallow. On a side note... what radio channel is everyone using? I switch between 68 and 72 most of the trips making calls every hour or so. In my 4 trips this year I’ve NEVER gotten an answer from anyone. I’m not sure if people want to keep quiet about where the fish are, but if I’m on fish I will ALWAYS speak up. It’s kind of scary to think if something happens out there nobody is listening. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  15. I’ve been fishing for 10 years. I wouldn’t over think this. 20lb is the standard and big game is a great choice. The bigger lines like blood run flea flicker is if you’re getting a lot of fleas as it’s designed to be thicker and has a coating on it. The problem is the thicker you go the less action you get. Hence why dan keating uses 12lb stealth set ups. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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