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About DipsyLand

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  1. Thanks Ed. Biggest ho I've seen. Felt a little guilty after cutting her open. Very fury full of eggs and ready to start her run. Sent from my SM-N900V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. Thanks for explaining what was causing that. It was definitely new to me and very interesting to be on it as it set up. I'm curious how you fished that then. Cold side, warm side, right on the break? I'd like to know how to set up if I ever see that again. Sent from my SM-N900V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  3. 2 for 2 today. First hit came at 8:30 6 pound laker took an orange crush spoon on a slide diver 50 feet back with 50 feet of line out on a 3 setting in 60 fow on a nw heading. Second was a 9 pound coho that took an rv flounder pounder on the rigger 50 feet down in 125 fow on a ne heading. Decided to pull lines just before 1 because at that point the slow rollers turned into 2-3 foot chop. It happened so fast I had to ask my passage if it was just my imagination, he confirmed it wasn't. This was in 120 fow. Turned to head in and noticed a distinct difference in the water a ways ahead. Sure enough when we crossed into that area instant slow rollers again. At 95 feet the water went calm again. Stopped an looked back and there was a very clear line where the water went from calm to chop that followed the contour line on my chart. There was even a distinct scum line there clearly defining the calm and rough sides. That was was my something new for the day, never seen that before on any body of water in such a wide open area. Sent from my SM-N900V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. 1 for 2 this morning on a short 2 hour trip. Had to cut it short after I realized I forgot to check the fuel level and was getting dangerously low. Won't make that mistake again. 1: 7:20 am NNE troll 2.5 sog 85fow 52 down on the rigger 21.5 pound king ripped most of the line out of my reel. 2: 8:15 am same heading, speed, and depth. Decent size something hit the other rigger 60 feet down in 85 fow. Shook off about 50 feet from the boat. Both fish were on mag green flounder pounders. Sent from my SM-N900V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  5. Two mylar baloons and a black landscaping tarp for me this year. Man did that landscaping tarp put up a fight. Sent from my SM-N900V using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  6. Kevin, From the YouCaring site. 1 Equipment replacement & sensor maintenance $6,000 2 Labor and travel costs to deploy, maintain, retrieve $12,000 3 Winter maintenance and cleaning $2,000 4 Cellular data for modem and GPS tracking $1,000 5 Asset Insurance to protect against loss and damage $800 6 Data management and website fee $3,200 Total annual O&M costs $25,000
  7. For those who may not know. Placement of the Port Sheldon Buoy is in jeopardy for the 2016 season as the federal grant that has been funding the buoy is expiring. There is local meeting for supporters of the Port Sheldon buoy on Monday Dec. 7 @ 4:30. It is being held at BoatWerks restaurant in Holland. No R.S.V.P is necessary all interested in the buoy and seeing it return are welcome to attend. There is also a YouCaring page set up to help fund the return of the buoy with a pretty good explanation as to whats going on with it. https://www.youcaring.com/great-lakes-observing-system-475212
  8. Hmm... trained birds to deal with summer flies. Seems like there might be a market for something like that.
  9. Yes. I didn't think anyone would take that seriously. I guess given the times I should have been a little more clear.
  10. As do I. I'm not sure what I enjoy more with those big boys. The fight, or trying to net them.
  11. Not to mention dangerous. Almost fell overboard when it zipped in front of my face out of the blue.
  12. Fished 3 lines from 7:30 to Noon running between 130 to 150 FOW. Ended the day with a pair of Kings. Lots of marks (bait and fish) on the graph. Also got inspected by the new CG stealth drone as I was pulling my lines in. I think the boat passed. #1 Shaker king on Mag Flounder Pounder 60 feet down 30 back on rigger. 145 Fow 2.8 SOG SE troll. #2 6.5# King on blue/glow plug. 68 feet down 30 back on rigger. 150 FOW 2.6 SOG NE troll. Meat rig on the Dipsy a depths from 50 to 70 feet went unloved.
  13. Very nice. Were you out on your own when you pulled that in?
  14. Kinda surprised how deep that warm water goes down. If I didn't know any better I'd think the buoy got busted yesterday.
  15. I get how they stay separated while running. It's the release part when, the line starts to straighten out, that gets me. Seems like that's the point were things would start tangling up.
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