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  1. Call Mark Veurink out of Spring Lake. He was recommended to me when I bought my boat and told me what to look for. That way I didn't waste my money paying him to look at boats that were junk. He has a good reputation and was good to me. Sent from my XT1585 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  2. Ludington- Salmon Slayer, Polecat, Freestyle, Raptor Manistee- Killin' Time There are many other good ones in both ports but these are the ones that I can vouch for.
  3. The line is out of the water behind the boat so the board gets caught in it or the weight when that comes in. The angles bad. I thought about getting different rod holders that will go parallel but I'm not sure that will work, either. Sent from my XT1585 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  4. My brother and 7 year old nephew came up and fished with Parker and I yesterday. We hit the water a little after 8am and ran up to where we fished last week. We ran 3oz snap weights on one side and 4oz on the other, all spoons. Never saw a difference between colors or backs but the 4oz side caught a couple more fish then the 3oz. We did do the best in one particular section SW of 1&2 buoys in 25' of water. Ended up with 12 walleye, 1 perch and threw back 3 sheepshead. Parker did most of the reeling but brother and I got to bring in a couple since both kids fell asleep and wouldn't wake up. Pulled lines about 1:45pm. Getting things figured out. Still don't know what to do with the rods over the sides. Tried a 65mm Deeper Diver but it still doesn't dive on a steep enough angle for me. Maybe I'll just run another set of boards or go to a 6oz weight over the side. Sent from my XT1585 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  5. I have to run 48" bags just to get down to 2! In the spring I'll just go out with other people who have outboards while my boat sits inside where it's warm. I'm going to figure out how to catch walleye on my boat if it kills me! Sent from my XT1585 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  6. My boat won't go slow enough to run harnesses. It doesn't make sense for me to go out and try to run harnesses at 2mph. I know there are people on the Bay who only run spoons and cranks and catch their limit. I'm going to keep working on it and try to dial in one presentation instead of jumping all over the board like I have done in the past. Nothing but spoons and tots for me!
  7. Finally got the boat or on the water this weekend. My 5 year old son Parker and my father in law were with me. Launched out of LBM on Friday around 1pm and headed northeast out to 22' of water. Ended up getting rods out and fishing until about 4pm when we pulled rods and headed in to be home for dinner. Parker ended up catching 3 walleye and 2 big white bass. I was running spoons and snap weights at 2-2.2mph and noticed we took all our fish on the side I was running 2oz weights and almost all of them came on the outside of a turn. Headed back Saturday with Parker and my brother in law and we went to the same area we caught fish the day before. We seemed to be marking the most fish in an area west of the 1&2 buoys and east of some commercial net sets Friday so that's where we targeted. Ran 2oz weights on both sides and made some changes to the corner rods from small divers to a 30 Jet Diver on one side and a 4oz bottom bouncer on the other. Still trying to figure out what will work best there for me. Ran at 2.4mph and landed 5 more walleye and 2 white bass. We were on the water from about 1:30pm until 6:30pm. Most of our fish were around 16" with a couple at 14" and one nice one at 19 1/2" that Parker told everyone at the fish cleaning station was the biggest walleye in the world. The boat ran great and honestly that's the most walleye I've ever caught on my boat (first 3 then breaking the record with 5). I plan to keep working on it the rest of the summer to see if I can get this walleye thing figured out. Sent from my XT1585 using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
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