Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Nailer

  1. 3 hours ago, Richard said:

    I prefer no backing. Wire all the way to the spool. Just wrap a piece of duct tape around the first pass on the spool to stop slippage.

    Yes that ^^^

    1000' of wire will fit nicely.

  2. Great point Bill. Years ago, I would run a 10' pc of 40# mono at the end of my wire to help take up some of the shock when the fish hit.

    I forget how I made the connection, but it was likely an Albright Knot?

    If you where to use an Albright Knot, it would be a good idea to shrink wrap it.

    The trouble you will run into is when that knot hits the eyelets.

  3. Some guys use a 100' rule.  20' down 80' back, 50' down 50' back, 80' down 20' back. You get the drift.

    I like to put my spoons back about 20-30' unless I'm in shallow water, then they go back more.

    Flasher/fly are always about 8-10' back. Plugs go 10-20' back.

    Flasher/fly works very good when the fish are deep down.

    • Like 1
  4. New fishing regulations adopted at Thursday's NRC meeting
    Contact: Christian LeSage, 517-284-5822 or Nick Popoff, 517-284-6235 
    Agency: Natural Resources

    Oct. 9, 2015

    The Michigan Natural Resources Commission Thursday approved several fishing regulations at its meeting in Cedarville. Many of these regulations immediately went into effect. They will remain in effect for the 2016 fishing season (which begins April 1).

    All of the changes are highlighted below and also are reflected in the online version of the 2015 Michigan Fishing Guide, available at michigan.gov/fishingguide. These regulation changes are part of Fisheries Order 215.

    Bass Tournament Registration Requirement
    •The DNR has been working closely with bass angling groups that have recommended mandatory bass tournament registration. This will allow the DNR to improve its understanding of tournament effort and provide additional biological information about bass fishing tournaments in Michigan. As a result, all bass tournaments held in 2016 will need to be registered using the DNR’s Michigan Fishing Tournament Information System prior to taking place. (Starting in January 2016.)

    Saginaw Bay and River Walleye and Yellow Perch Changes
    •As announced via this Oct. 9 press release (went into effect immediately).

    Combined Possession Limit Change
    •The combined possession limit for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye and flathead catfish (which limited the daily possession limit to five fish) has been removed. Therefore, anglers are now be able to possess up to five (5) bass (largemouth and smallmouth combined), up to five (5) walleye, up to five (5) flathead catfish, and up to two (2) northern pike in their daily possession limit. These species will no longer be managed under a combined possession limit and now will be managed under separate possession limits, resulting in more fish for anglers to keep in a day’s fishing. (Went into effect immediately.)

    Little Bay de Noc Walleye Possession Change
    •The zone where only one walleye greater than 23 inches may be retained in the daily possession limit in Little Bay de Noc (Delta County) has been expanded south from the Ford River to the Bark River. Therefore, no more than one walleye over 23 inches may be possessed in the daily limit north of a line drawn from Peninsula Point Lighthouse to the mouth of the Bark River. (Went into effect immediately.)

    St. Clair System Northern Pike Possession Limit Increase
    •The daily possession limit for northern pike on Lake St. Clair, St. Clair River and Detroit River has been increased to five. (Went into effect immediately.)

    The 2015 Michigan Fishing Guide is available at all major retailers and online at michigan.gov/fishingguide.

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

  • Create New...