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  1. Gotten 8 and lost a few more in my last three trips, but none as big or pretty as that one. When they get that big they can put on a good fight. All on spoons / nothing a sticks which is weird.
  2. That's how you sell it, unfortunately the kings aren't quite here yet and the forecast at least for the next week isn't great for going out and looking for them...
  3. Saturday was hit or miss, Sunday was mostly miss from what I heard. Sometimes coho and even browns don't mind a brisk troll, but usually after the water warms up.
  4. 1-2 colors. Then I spend a lot of time in shallow. But you'd be amazed how many out of temp fish there are up high year round.
  5. Most people have pared down riggers to 2-3 per boat. I'd run a pair, one per side, up the gunwale about 3' from the stern. This leaves each back corner open to net fish.
  6. Keep them coming. And as a guy that puts bands on geese every spring, I'll warn you they do not take kindly to being netted, but that's a lesson the kids may have to learn on their own :)
  7. But rewarding when you string it together and finally wail on them.
  8. That was me, beach to 40'. Two trips out there one coho. Last year we were limiting on Lakers with bonus fish about every trip.
  9. Fished +/- 1 mile north and south from 4-20' with the usual mix of sticks plugs and spoons. Water was 57, clear, little debris. NW 1' chop wind switched to NE and some SOB was grilling and I could smell it. Rained. Wasn't a good time. Never moved a board. I'd say it was good to be out, but really, it wasn't.
  10. Best report I've seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing.
  11. Trying to remember what year I had 1256# on 171 fish in October. Usually add a couple hundred more # in Lakers if we can get out from Thanksgiving to New Years.
  12. I run mine in Excel and can sort / filter or pivot chart by any column. Most handy and I've used it to shut down more than one person that's called bs on a post. One thing with steel late in the year. Find one hit that area hard.
  13. Deep: 10/9 Holland 215 DR 190' NK 28 Mixed Veggies Stand Up 91 116 78% 465 10/9 Holland 215 PB 5 color 190' Size 3 J plug Silver pickle Steelie 9 91 115 79% 474 10/9 Holland 215 PB 5 color 190' Mini Streak Orange crush Steelie 8 92 117 79% 482 10/9 Holland 215 PB 225/45 Cu 190' Nailer Watermelon Steelie Lost 92 118 78% 482 10/9 Holland 215 DR 1 color 190' Nailer Bloody Nose Steelie 6 93 119 78% 488 10/9 Holland 215 DR 200' NK 28 Mixed Veggies Steelie Lost 93 120 78% 488 10/9 Holland 215 PB 5 color 200' Mini Streak Orange crush Steelie 6 94 121 78% 494 10/9 Holland 215 DR 200 NK 28 Mixed veggies Steelie 7 95 122 78% 501 10/9 Holland 215 PB 5 color 220' Mini Streak Orange crush Steelie 5 96 123 78% 506 Or not: 11/6 Holland 215 DR 15' Jr. Flutterdevle Hammered silver / orange Steelie Lost 96 124 77% 506 11/6 Holland 215 PB 15' J-9 rapala Orange Coho 1 97 125 78% 507 11/6 Holland 215 PB 15' J-9 rapala Orange Steelie Lost 97 126 77% 507 11/6 Holland 215 PB 1 color 15' DW LD Alphonse Brown 2 98 127 77% 509 10/21 Holland 14 PB 8' Thin Fish Red w/ black squiggles Steelie 8 Released 171 236 72% 1256
  14. I've seen kings take 4-5 weeks to get to Hamilton / Allegan. Coho, like overnight.
  15. Looks like it should flip again soon. Rehearsal and wedding this weekend.
  16. My ten year old seven pound outdoor cat bas been giving me the stink eye when I get home, as I've been giving away the fish and not cleaning them. Still drag the cooler across the lawn to rinse it out. She still follows me and then stares.
  17. Anyone want to confess to being the guys that had a dog for crew? Thought I was hearing things until we picked up the binoculars and confirmed we were in fact hearing a dog...
  18. Fish were there Friday night. Everyone else headed out, we headed in. Went 3/7 scraping the piers or fishing closer to shore than the piers stuck out. Was not easy fishing with traffic and junk in the water. When that big blue trawler "Neptune" motored up we took about 20 gallons over the bow. But we also waved off a ski boat from running over a fish and they then circled around and watched us land it and cheered. All males and all smaller fish. Makes sense as the plants were in 2018. Males usually shoot the river first to stake out the good gravel abd make the redds.
  19. Ok, finally time catch up. Started last night with a mix of riggers, divers, and planer boards. After marking nothing in the clear water and fishing out to 30' and seeing the other boats doing nothing, I recalled how we used to fish ports where it's shallow out front. Trolled north, swapped the riggers out to spoons so we could stretch them back enough to be a head ache then put out four planer boards way out. First pass in close board gets smoked. While that's coming in rigger bounces a couple times. Still not convinced that was a fish. Land the first king, start dialing it in but hard to work the spot as I need to cut big arcs with boards out. Have a good pull back that doesn't hook up, then another, then get a nice buck. Lose a screamer that was out over 400' when it buried the board in some weeds then ran back towards us and we could not keep it tight. Picked up one more at dark. All smaller fish, like 12-15# and all hatchery. Gonna share this thread with the d n r so they know we are seeing returns.
  20. Pulled the riggers and put two flatlines out instead. Ever see a king hit a plug 25' from the boat? Ever see a king hit a plug 25' out when you just choked in four planer boards to make a pass up the channel? We got him but he effectively ended our night. I think we didn't get the last rod untangled until Coral Gables.
  21. 2/5 now. 13# buck on a rapala and lost a hell of a screamer when the board got buried on a clump of weeds and he doubled back on the boat. I always troll fast no worries there.
  22. Boat stinks. Just doubled lost the rigger hit but took a 15# egg wagon off a deep thunderstick 20' off a yellow bird.
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