mrhookup

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  1. My big lake boat experienced an accident two weeks ago that totaled both my main and kicker motor. Insurance is covering replacements but I will no longer need this kicker as I'm switching my main over to a 4-stroke with digital controls. As a result I have a brand new never mounted 9.9hp Yamaha kicker motor for sale. It has remote controls, high thrust, and is the long shaft model. It retails for $3200 before tax but I'll let it go for $3000 cash. Here are the specs for it... http://yamahaoutboards.com/outboards/High-Thrust/comparisons At that price I'll also include a brand new never installed iTroll digital throttle control with Hunt mode, one remote idle/run switch, and neutral safety interference. This package is $500 new and is a top of the line controller that is waterproof, freeze proof, and programmable with the Hunt mode for variable trolling speed control. More info can be found here... http://www.itroll.us/itroll.buy.html Can be picked up in Holland, MI. Contact Kevin at six one six-514-8640 Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. Port Sheldon 5/14

    I lost one Friday night in Grand Haven, what did you find? Mine was an orange Zboard with a Sams Pro Release on the front and Church lockjaw on the back Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  3. Lots of this going on in Muskegon and Grand Haven the last couple days. We took our fair share tonight in GH as well. Great job! Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  4. We fished Tuesday in Grand Haven from 150-260FOW with lines from the surface down to 130ft and only went 2/7, with a coho and 12" king. Had a bunch of short strikes that just wouldn't stick. Never ran into a good pod of fish just a slow pick. Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  5. Nick this information is hugely valuable and much appreciated. Time is short for us all including yourself so weekly reports would be a bonus on top of just being on the water. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  6. Holland 4/11 am

    Thanks for the report, I bet that king was a nice surprise, it's one healthy looking fish Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  7. Nice healthy looking fish, great job and nice pictures! Sent from my iPhone using Great Lakes Fisherman mobile app
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Autopilot Advice

    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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Tackle Boxes, Bins or Other

    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
  15. Best Mooching Rods and Reels?

    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