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    Prop repair

    Does anyone have a good/ cheap prop repair place for the Detroit metro area? My merc 125 prop has seen better days and needs some work. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. Started off the morning around 1100. Blasted right out to 225 and set up SW bound. Fished for around 5 hours in every direction at every speed between 2-4 mph and all the way out to 280. With only 2 shakers to show. Ran all different types and colors of spoons. Lake calmed down quite nicely the only second trip I’ve taken with the new boat. Would have been even nicer if my Biminis clear windows hadn’t yellowed in storage then we would have been even warmer. Gonna try again next week. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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    Holland 10/25

    Yeah I was thinking of trying some of that marine 31 clear vinyl restorer Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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    Holland 10/25

    That’s pretty weird that he went out that far... by the way what channel is everyone using? Last two trips I’ve gone out I can’t seem to get a response from anyone but I know the radio is brand new. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  5. Just purchased a new boat with a full enclosure. I’m looking to continue fishing till she ices up. Does anyone have any reports or suggestions for this? I’d prefer salmon but lake trout will do I guess.. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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    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!
  7. 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
  8. We are going out of St. Joseph right now did you guys get out? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  14. 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
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    Holland 7-21

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

    Any tips? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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    Holland 7/8 pm

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

    What depth? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman
  19. 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
  20. 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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