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  1. We did not check the temp, Two of the fish did come on body baits with, 2.5 core off the planer, Both had Husky Jerks in patterns that kinda matched a smelt. The Coho where small in the two pound range. With such nice weather we fished from 8am till 2 pm sat.
  2. Walleye is closed in side the peer heads so most likely Perch.
  3. Took the boys out for our shake down trip Friday night and Saturday am. We started Friday at the Peer heads and headed South, Trolled to a bit North of in the Power Plant zigzaging from 25-50 fow. One Coho came on a Dippsey set up in 28 fow with a water melon spoon. Started Sat. am at the power plant and went South. Never did find a pattern or school of fish but, we did manage 2 more Coho and this nice Laker. (released) The laker was on the bottom in 45 fow. Coho where on a husky Jerk off the board w/ 2.5 core. we also picked up this Hitch Hiker who badly needed a break after flying across Lake Michigan.
  4. Nice job on the fish. This next Saturday my cousin an I are going to take our boys down to South Haven (we have a place to stay there). Can any one give us a general idea on a good setup and depth to run for some of these spring fish. We have an older Slick Craft and all the gear but, we normally fish the summer bite. The Coho and Browns would be fun for the boy to catch (they both are 12). Thanks, and I'll gladly post a reply on how we did. Ken.
  5. A good friend of mine takes me with him twice a year out of Muskegon. He has a flasher attached to his ball with a release hooked to the end of it. We never do good with this set up. I think (imo) your better off using the standard set up. The plan as of now is to make the shake down trip one week from today out of South Haven. Come on Good Weather.
  6. The first snow of this season was October 12 th (over 1 inch) that was 7 days shy of 6 months ago:(
  7. Great advise guys, I only have one Full core rig so I run it straight down the pike. One time last year it took a hit and didn't hook up so I grabbed the rod pumped it and let it back a few times, BAMM! Fish on (nice 15 pound King) I don't think that fish would of hit it again if not for the pumping action.
  8. Nice to meet ya caznik, My cousin an I like to take the Boy out to the big pond a few times a year. He has an old Slick Craft that works quite well. Fishing the West Michigan Fishing League sounds like a blast, We'll try to make one or two events. We mainly Salmon fish during the summer then move over to Muskegon for the Fall Walleye bite. Here's a pic of the boys at Port Sheldon two years back. I live only a few miles North of You, Caledonia/Alto. Thanks, Ken Heres a shot of My Son and I, His @ 6 pounds Mine @ 11+ pounds (went back)
  9. Through a post at the Michigan-Sportsman Forums
  10. when ruining a Spinner/Fly combo behind the rigger, how far back should they be run? In the past when I tried it I only put them 6 to 10 feet back (like the dippsey set up). Also can this setup be run off Lead Core? I only get to fish 4-5 times a season so it's tough to experiment.. Thanks much, Ken.
  11. Thanks to all that replied. I think these will be a big improvement over our pincher style that we're using now.
  12. Hi all, When I was down at the Sport Fishing show in Grand Rapids I talked to the guys from Best Chance about my troubles with not getting good hook sets. The trouble we had last year was when the fish got half way to the boat they got off. He thought most likely our trouble was our releases and, said we should go with the Blacks Release. Do any of you have an opinion on the Blacks release? Thanks, Ken.
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