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Lef T

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  1. 1 hour ago, Wes34 said:

    Okuma cold water reels are hard to beat for the price.

    Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman

    Okuma has a low profile line counter reel that looks pretty sweet.  If you're near Grand Rapids the Outdoorsmen Pro Shop in Jenison has a good selection of anything you could want.  And even some things you don't want, but can't live without! lol

  2. Attempted to launch at Port Sheldon, but after seeing the piles of cabbage on the launch ramp, and the way the one trailer in the lot looked, we decided to drive to Holland.  Fished 70 to 130 and ended up with 3 for 5 if you include the one sheepshead we got in 80' of water on a 300 copper.  Two smaller kings probably 5-7#. 85 and 95' feet of water, one on a rigger 70 down on a glow watermelon and the other on a dipsey 130' back with a hypnotist fly.

    Good to see there are still some fish around.  Thought it might be the last trip of the year, but might have to try it again next week.

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  3. First time out this year, solo trip. Just put down my 2 riggers about 11:30.  Noon got the first king.  26.6# fish.  12:30 got the second about 12#.  Lost  one other smaller fish.  NBK down 67 feet took the big king.  Mag flounder pounder took the smaller king.  140 to 150 feet of water, 60 and 67' down.

    The gentleman in the booth at the launch was kind enough to take my picture.  Launch was kind of deserted!



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  4. On 2/22/2017 at 6:18 PM, Brogan2891 said:

    There is a new baitshop in Grand Junction. About 10 miles east of South Haven. You take phoenix east until you come to the railroad tracks in Grand Junction and it's a 1/4 mile from the tracks down on the right. Has minnows, worms, tackle inside. There is also a 24/7 live bait machine out front that has live minnows. If they don't have what you need they will order it so they have it next time. The have the perch pounders. Which are an awesome perch rig. Check it out!!


    Thanks for the information.  It's a bit out of the way coming from Grand Rapids but I'll have to give it a shot.

  5. I've found the windcast at Intellicast.com is incredibly accurate.

    Click on the forecast tab and the dropdown menu appears. Click on winds and the Chicago region. Shows wind currents for every 3 hours a couple of days out. Very accurate in my opinion. I don't pay any attention to lake forecasts anymore. Any color other than blue on the map and the lake will be questionable. I also check the buoys before I go.

  6. First trip out this year for Lef T.

    Fished from 6 to 9pm from 80 to 160 and then back to 105 where we had our first release at about 8:30. About 15# king hit a Flounder Pounder mag spoon 68' down on the rigger. While fighting this fish the other rigger went and landed another king, a twin to the first one. 58' down on the rigger with a Dreamweaver Green Leopard spoon. Nothing on coppers or leadcore. 2 hits, 2 fish. Beautiful night on the water.

  7. Fished from 6 to 10 this am going 5 for 7 in 110 to 130' of water.

    2 kings on 300 copper on double trouble. One on full core with green flounder pounder. One on 225 copper with wrecking ball lure. One on the rigger with mag flounder pounder 35 down. 3 kings in the teens with the biggest 18#. Two smaller kings. Perfectly flat lake this morning made it very enjoyable.

  8. I was on Berts Boy yesterday. Not a good feeling to have the boat die after it was running so well. At least it wasn't windy and as we floated in about

    70' of water we did a little jigging while waiting for a tow.

    I do think I'll look into that tow insurance myself as I've had issues with my motor as well. Although there are always fishermen out there that are more than happy to tow. I know that in the future I'll go out of my way to tow somebody if need be.

    Thanks again to Slim for the tow:thumb:

  9. bigfish 101

    The launch at Port Sheldon is in great shape. All of the docks are in. The water level is up and there were no problems getting out to the lake. When we got there at about 4:30 pm, there weren't any trailers in the lot. That surprised me. When we left at around 8 there were only 4 other trailers.

    Oh, by the way, I'm Berts Boy's brother, and we were on my boat.

    Nice night on the water.

  10. Set lines last night out of Port Sheldon at about 5 o'clock in 80 feet of water and trolled west. Got to 145' with nothing going and decided to turn south. Halfway through the turn rigger went off 56' down with a blue dolphin Dreamweaver spoon. Boated a 10# king. Continued trolling south/southwest and slowly moved out to 150' and the other rigger went off 50' down on the ball the free slider got hit with a seasick stingray sized stinger. Boated another 10# king. Just got him in the boat and the other rigger went off again, blue dolphin 56' down about a 7# king. While we were fighting this fish the full core of lead went off with a magnum moonshine NBK looking lure, another 7# king. Trolled for another hour with nothing. Brother had to get to work at 11 so we headed toward the piers at about 8 and picked up another 10# king in 130' of water on a wire dipsey with a white and green spin doctor with a LG Hypnotist rapture fly. Put the wire dipsey away for the night and started pulling the boards in with the lead and got hit on the way in but this fish came off. Ended up 5 for 7 between 5 and 8:30 pm for a nice box of fish.

    Lef T

  11. Fished Port Sheldon last night from 7:30 to 10 pm. Ended up 4 for 5 with one King going about 12#. Started in 110' and picked up the first fish in 145' on a silver Northport with green tape and glow back 65' down on the rigger. Trolled out to 175' with nothing and turned back east. Got to 130' at about 9:30 and picked up 3 more fish by 10. One more on the same rigger. Two on a lemon glow Northport off a 12 color lead core including the big fish. Missed one on a Moonshine bloody nose glow on the 10 color lead core. First time out for the Lund this year so it was good to put a few fish in the boat. Hope to get out a little more in July. Didn't get home until midnight so I'm feeling the effects today.

    Lef T

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