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silver one

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  1. thanks for the report. heading out Sat. haven't been salmon fishing since May. That is a good trip any day of the year.
  2. What were you catching the Millers on. I want to catch those!
  3. well there you go. There here. leave it to terry to always find the fish. I guess i just don't spend enough time on the water. thanks for the follow up report. on the 20th there were no perch around. at least where i was. which was exactly where you just stated. water was still pretty cold from all the east wind from the previous days.
  4. I was out with my wife last weekend out of southaven fished from 25 fow out to 70. No Perch. fished around 50 or so other boats. most I heard of being caught was 7. wife lost a nice steelhead at the boat. on a 7 foot ultralight with 6lb test mono. Fun for her! used wax worms. minnows. and frozen wigglers. fished the bait balls on the bottom. caught 10 gobbies. Not to say that maybe there showing up this week but thought you might want a report. called tackle haven in Benton harbor and he was honest and said the same thing. fishing not catching. was testing out the new Ipilot with spot lock Love it.
  5. Putting your faith in the Michigan DNR to manage our fisheries is a 100% failure due to the fact that they react after the damage is done. The DNR has had Data collected for years on this and new it was coming. There solution was to let it happen. I think super tramp is not asking for a few more years of fishing. What he is suggesting is maybe we should take our fishery into our own hands and start practicing good conservation. taking all of the salmon out of the lake and letting the alewife come back is not going to fix the lake. Scientifically with the state the lake is in due to invasive species the lake cant support the amount of alewife needed to have the salmon fisheries that we have all become custom to. The norm is gone and will never be what it was. This is the results of the DNR's plan. The DNR is a business and its about selling permits, licenses and fees for all sports. Like stated in the other post it is about self preservation of the jobs of all that work for the DNR. WE need to Mange our resources better and our state has failed in all aspects. What happened to Phesant hunting, what is happening to our deer herd, especially in the UP, Grouse, duck, We have Had land stripped, sold and taken away and used for its Monetary resource rather than preserving it. When i was kid these resources were a lot more abundant than now. I dont know the best way to help preserve our resourses but I have alot of reservations about letting the Michigan DNR mange our resourses. At some point sportsman have to take ownership and use there own common sense to keep from loosing Michigan hunting and fishing as we have come to know it.
  6. Have you thought about having it rebuilt?
  7. I have a 2011 cresliner 1850 sportfish with a 115hp Mercury 4 stroke on it bought new in spring of 2012. trolls very nice and very inexpensive still under warrenty. Lifetime on hull of boat. This boat is loaded, Bimini topside curtains, bow cover, full boat cover, two additional captains seats so 4 total, Sony premium sound system, walk through open bow for fishing or pleasure, this boat is one of the top of its class, I bought it for the best of both worlds to fishing on the great lakes to sunning on a small lake. boat comes with a complete BERTS fishing sytem. Bert's track down both sides in strategically placed spots, track comes with step covers, port and starboard Bert's swivel trees, 6 berts ratcheting rod holders, 2 berts net holders, two berts downrigger mounts with walker captains pack electric down riggers all buff brite aluminum, Hummingbird 598,ci,si,di,gps combo, additional compass mounted at helm. also swim ladder. VHF Radio that has a lot of power. The MSRP on this boat was $37,995 you can verify this on Crestline.com. all the listed equipment was an addition $10,000 total I have into the boat is $ 47,995. I am asking $29,999. I can show the boat as it is stored in my barn at my residence. email for details. Boat is still Brand new condition. 105 hours on motor.
  8. I like the BERTS I put on my boat when I put it together 2 years ago new. I love there locking system and are very well built.
  9. No. I agree! its not a great time to fish but it is what the family compromised at. None of them would get up early so I took what I could get.
  10. Fished out of Pentwater last Sat. sorry for the late report.This was my first trip for the year so technically you could call it a shake down cruise with my Family. We were up at our cabin on vacations so we spent a day out on the lake. We go out at 11:00 AM and fished until 5:00 pm. Water at the plume was 56 degrees. Set up in 90 fow straight out as the wind was out of the northwest with lake around 1 to two foot witch was not bad but had a real strong sw current . Temp was 52 on the surface. From there we trolled w sw to 200 fow water, Marked no fish. kept going all the way to the stick temp dropped to 50 at 200. marked no fish. from the stick headed back in to 80 fow and finally marked a single fish. know hit. trolled back north off of the dunes marked another fish. no hit. also marked NO bait fish. at 4:00 pm my family was hungry so we started pulling lines and my daughter hooked up on a 5 lb laker while reeling in full core with ss easter egg. So we ended up 1 for 1. on the way back in on Pentwater lake we marked a lot of big schools on bottom. schools being Perch. looked like the guys fishing them were doing well. Was a beautiful day for the most part. Just no fish. Charters were going out to 300 fow water to catch steelhead and doing ok. not great, but getting a few for there clients. wanted to add we ran a 12 rod set up. 1 color,2 color, half core, full core, 300 copper, wire divers and 2 rigger. ran flashers/fly, spoons, plugs even threw a few oldies out, Grizzly spoon and needle fish along with fast trolling a few old KC spoons. in other words everything that has caught fish the last 30 years.
  11. I remember Bob. I was a young kid but not to young that I don't remember back in the late 60s and early 70s. not only could you not enjoy the beach, the smell would keep you from even walking down to the lake. I pray the DNR knows what the hell they are doing but have my doubts. I posted a discussion about two months ago on this very topic and looks like the opinions are changing.
  12. I'm with Joel. I have the same spoon and it is a Guide series by gander mountain. I have another one that is monkey puke guide series. two of the best spoons I have. I got them out of a bin in gander mountain years ago that everything was $1.99 in that bin. They work. that is all that matters. I run the orange one on half core and high on a rigger and the monkey puke one on 300 copper and deep rigger. they have boated a lot of fish for me over the years.
  13. Nice Ed. see ya up there at the end of June I hope:thumb:
  14. I was only able to make 4 trips last year due to family obligations and my own health issues but in 4 trips I boated 36 fish. mostly salmon and stealhead. so ya I guess its my own fault. Was more curious about what other fisherman think of the direction of our current fisheries based on reports for Michigan sportsman and other sites but ya that statement will defiantly help.
  15. Actually I have read them. on the gla site and michingan sportsman, thought it would be a good topic for our site as I always like to read positive feedback from others. but I agree not a pretty thought. The coho should have already been and gone north. water temps are pushing 50 degrees in some southern harbors and usually 43 to 46 I slaughter the silvers. king usually 52 to 56. The coho plants have been reduced and even cut the last 4 years There are fish but my point is that the big numbers are possibly a thing of the past.
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