mrhookup

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  1. Nice healthy looking fish, great job and nice pictures! Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  2. Great start to the year, you have me jealous as I'm still getting the boat ready! Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  3. Great job and keep the reports coming! The one on the left is a steelhead though Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  4. Appreciate your updates. Too bad there's snow on the horizon at the end of the week into next. Had been planning on pulling the boat out of storage this weekend but now it looks like I'll be waiting at least another week Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  5. I think Garmin has a steer by wire autopilot you might want to check out, no experience with them but I'm installing the hydraulic version on mine in a couple weeks Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  6. As the title states, looking for a couple of these reels if someone has any to part with. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  7. Thanks for the update, how thick was the skim ice and the ice at the lake entrance in Port Sheldon? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  8. For us, spoons go on spoon pads and JPlugs in the Amish outfitters holders, both mount on the inside of the gunnels while fishing and go in their zip up storage bag and into the cabin when not. Paddles, spin doctors, and dodgers go in flasher files, some I custom made to better fit specific flasher/dodger types. Extra pre-rigged flies, meat rigs, and spin n glows get stored in the Amish Outfitters bait head caddy. Body baits go in a rust free Plano box. Extra unrigged flies, beads, meat heads, and spin n glows go in a Plano box. One smaller waterproof/rust free Plano box goes in the back corner compartment of the boat at the transom, this has all terminal tackle. Extra line goes in a Plano line spool box. Planer boards and dipsy divers under the gunnels in the Big Papa Sports planer pockets and diver duffle. This system has worked well for us. No exposed hooks anywhere, but everything is very accessible and stays dry and rust free. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  9. My first passion is fly fishing as well, been doing it since I could walk so the guiding the line thing wasn't and issue for me, but when you take friends and have to explain over and over what you mean by that well it just doesn't end well. Again on downriggers with mono it wasn't an issue tho. We run 20lb for spoons and 30lb for flashers on our rigger rods. I keep an extra set of reels and swap out depending on what I'm using. If I had to pic one I'd go with 25lb but run fluorocarbon. If you search my older posts on here you'll see some pictures of my rigs before I switched back over. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  10. We ran mooching reels on riggers and board rods for two years, started using them on our small 16' boat running 6-8 lines and they worked well. Diawa M-One have stronger drags than the Shimano's and they don't have creep, the Shimano's were almost unusable for that reason. We just switched back over to conventional stuff this last May/June because they were too much work using with 4 planer boards per side on our new bigger boat. We even ran copper off of them but the 1:1 just is too inefficient to make that fun and if you get a newbie on the rod they forget to watch where the line is going on the reel; with no line guide we had a lot of instances where it piled up on one side. That isn't a problem with 20lb mono though so they always worked well for riggers. As for the rod, those big long mooching rods aren't needed IMO, we literally used 7' Cabela's Whuppin sticks and they were a blast to catch fish on. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  11. Silver Horde Ace Hi or Dreamweaver Captain's Choice are in the water for us 90% of the time we're fishing plugs. Had a little better luck late season around the pier heads with the Dreanweavers last year, their rattle is louder with a higher pitch and it seemed like that's what they wanted last year more. Colors that work year in and year out late July thru September are Green or Blue Splatter Back, Green Lightning, Yellow Lightning, MOP Black dots, Glow, Yellow Tail, The Grinch, Chrome Redhead, Green Ladder back, Easter Egg. This a good explanation on when to fish them, we pretty much use them at all the different scenarios described in the video. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  12. Curious what product(s) you used? Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  13. Sorry guys forgot to update this, everything listed has been sold. Thanks for the interest! Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  14. Great job, that looks awesome Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  15. I would attend, really enjoyed my first time last year, very well run event Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app