homebrew87

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  1. If we have a east wind tomorrow like i see on the forecast ill be out of port sheldon in the afternoon. Last spring i had good luck in 30-35 fow straight out in front of the powerplant. Sent from my SM-G920P using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. homebrew87

    Best budget rods?

    Diawa wilderness. I bought about a dozen when i first started and still have all of them. They are bulletproof. You can dind them for about 12 bucks i think. Heavy for dipsy's medium for core and mediun light for riggers. I have been slowly transitioning to shimano tdr and okuma copper rods. Those are also very affordable middle of the road rods. The diawas are being moved to the little tin boat and used as loaners. Sent from my SM-G920P using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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    Wire dipsys

    I run 1000 ft wire on 30 series reels no backing. I dont get too hung up on having my line counters calibrated perfect. I just let my divers out a little at a time and use the counter to be repeatable after i catch a fish. Hope that kinda makes sense. Also if running only 2 divers i usually run on 1.5 and if running 4 ill go 1 and 3 on settings. Sent from my SM-G920P using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. Divers and rods sold Sent from my SM-G920P using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  5. Black slide divers lite bite with deep weights and rings and stock weights and rings. 25 for the pair Okuma magda 30 lh with 30 lb mono backing and 100 yards of i believe 50 lb braid. Only used a couple times. 80 for the pair Shimano tdr 1804 8' heavy rods. Used but still in working condition 20 for the pair Downrigger ball cradles. 10 for the pair. Thanks for looking Sent from my SM-G920P using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  6. Had a chance to sneak out for a couple hours this afternoon. Fished from 3-6 pm. Set up in 290 fow just north and fished east to southeast. Found good marks in 275 -250 fish all 75-90 down Ended up 0 for 3 all on a chrome 10 Inch spin doctor and green meat rig. And one short rip on glow and white s.d. and purple fly. It was a little sporty out there solo. Also looked like some good strong marks in the channel. Saw a few people jigging. Tis the season. Sent from my SM-G930V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  7. Sounds like the morning bite was better. Sent from my SM-G930V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  8. 2 for 3. All meat. Tried spoons plugs and flies with no results. Launched at 2 and headed up towards rosy mounds and set up in 130 fow. Trolled n.e. into 90 fow before I had first hit around 4 on a chrome spin doctor and green meat rig down 65. Lost a small king near the boat. Trolled north in 90-100 fow and couldn't get anything to go so packed up and ran back South of p.s. about 2 miles and set up in 75 fow and bounced around from 75-90 on a north troll. Picked up a 5 lb. king around 7 on same meat rig as above down 70 and around 745 the 450 copper sang with a chrome spin doctor uv tape with black spots and white meat rig. Picked up a 8 lb king and called it a night at 8. Sent from my SM-G930V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  9. Don't think it was too much drag. Played the fish from 220 feet out right up to 25 ish when it came off. Drag is set just enough to hold dipsy from leaking back. It made a big run when it saw the boat and the hook just bent out about 45 degrees. I think I'm gonna switch to a double octopus rig. They work great on my flies. Sent from my SM-G930V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  10. Only got one look at the fish but I would bet it was over 25 lbs. I guess tomorrow I will be tying up a few new meat head leaders. I'm glad but also sad to hear it is not just me having problems with the big weenie hooks. I would rather pay an extra .50 to 1.00 for a rig with quality hooks than loose the biggest fish of the season so far. Grrrrr. Oh well. Beats mowing the yard. Sent from my SM-G930V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  11. Set up in 175 n.w. of pier at 6:00. Trolled South East into 110 had something nice on wire diver down 70ish but bent hook on big weenie meat rig. Trolled into 90 with nothing to show for it and pulled lines at 8:30 Lots of boats South in 110- 130 sounded like g.h. was the place to be on the radio. I'll be out again tomorrow with new hooks trying again. Sent from my SM-G930V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  12. homebrew87

    Muskegon 8-13 p.m.

    Here is the pic. Can't upload from the app for some reason. All kings and one greaser. Biggest was just over 20 on the boca.
  13. Set up north about 5 miles in 160 fow. At 6 pm. Two meat rigs two plugs two spoons. Trolled west into 180 and had hits on the meat on rigger and dipsy lost both. Switched to an all meat and fly program and that's when things took off. Finished 8 for 13 by 8:30. Any direction took hits. All came at 2.7-2.9 at the ball in 180-210 fow. Uv meat rig and paddle gold color. Chrome spinny and green meat rig White spinny and purple fly Mountain dew spinny and white fly Glow spinny with blue tape and blue fly. Riggers down 80 and 90 Wire divers on 1.5 back 200-220 were hot. Sent from my SM-G930V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  14. homebrew87

    kicker bracket/motor

    I run a small ratchet strap from a back cleat around the kicker to one of my tie down hooks on the transom. I just snug it up a couple inches to take the bounce out. That way the bracket is just holding a static load. Sent from my SM-G930V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  15. Wow nice work! Its Gonna be a great fall. Sent from my SM-G930V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App