Jump to content

Luke Tuccini

Members
  • Posts

    30
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Luke Tuccini

  1. Love our new Hewescraft, but they installed the Garmin transducer on starboard, with Fish Hawk transducer on port, which is same side as 15hp kicker. Apparently I was not smart enough to tell them mount them opposite, in order to keep downrigger cable with Fish Hawk probe away from side with kicker prop. Learn sumpin everyday...... TWICE this season now, while fishing over 100' deep for right temp, we've now caught and cut off cable in kicker prop and lost Fish Hawk probe, cannonball, release Nothing like going back to same store and asking, now can I buy a second one? Try not to think about gas I could have bought... We've now decided to run Fish Hawk probe on starboard downrigger for rest of season. Works perfect over 95% of time with probe on opposite side of transom than transducer. Other than that, we had a great time catching fish at different ports on Lake Michigan since March. Still not done yet
  2. SOLD. THANKS Sent from my SM-N960U using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  3. Almost new, perfect condition Panther T5 remote steering package. Includes 24' cable and hand held remote, so you can steer from anywhere in boat. Wiring and hardware included. $500, includes shipping in USA. Please contact Luke: Phone 623-451-7180 e-mail [email protected]
  4. Finally catching some fish - last three trips totaled about 16 for 19 with combined weight of over 140 lbs. but.... Got my name and phone on the boards but batting about .500 this year for returns. Finding a few on Facebook Marketplace but new ones are close to $70 now so really trying to not lose any more. Watching "Russel" on You Tube, and he swears by Sam's Pro releases on split ring in front and standard OR 16's in back using a 50 lb. Power pro braid. Now popped free about 9 boards so far this year like this. Recovered 3 and 3 returned with phone call. Thanks Russel. Local bait shop says Russel is full of it, and just use Dreamweaver Ninjas and get it over with. Super easy to set and change but fought a 23 pounder on 350' copper, and the board kinda took some of the fun out of it. Per two other "experts" we put 10' of 30# mono in line to wrap around Sam's Pro and then on back we changed to the heavy super tight yellow "swinging arm" release. Tried popping just the front repeatedly and then both releases popped and that was No.9 lost for the year. More advice was just do it exactly as "Russel" and it that it would well most of tie. Put the split rings back to hold Sam's release, but still like the tightest yellow arm release, and got some tiny (3/4") carabiners to attach to rear split ring and now smack fish in the head? Anybody else got any better ideas, I'm sure willing to listen, thanks.
  5. Per nautical chart is about 4.5 miles, apprx 5 nautical miles. Tomorrow Thurs AM should be excellent weather. Only If you have all legal safety equipment in working order, try working out to 240. Watch weather on phone radar often. Top 40 to 80 feet. Watch angle of cable and or Fish Hawk for strong deep changing current. Pay attention please. Change speed and direction. Try to get planers evened up on both sides. Not easy at all....... Blue/ Green spoons. Or DW A-Bomb in Reg or Mag size, or Stinger Stingray orange with green stripe. Kevin's Girlfriend and pickled sunshine. Planers with weight steel or copper, or downriggers. For way less tangles - Deepest on downriggers. Shallower on inside planer. Shallowest and farthest back on furthest out planers. Don't believe me - just watch ha. Great weather for testing your free slider skills, too. Please - Make your slider from line thats no stronger than mainline. Sent from my SM-N960U using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  6. Thanks, Randy. Yep, the Fish Hawk improved our catch more than any other piece of equipment. We bought the X4 but if I had to do it again, I'd get the X4D. You could know the actual depth of your lure and not just how much cable is out. Also (they claim) you could mount a tablet in transom area, and get all depth and temp data on your tablet back there where you're setting lines? We're planning a day trip to Ludington next few weeks. Any tips?
  7. Finally got into some fish. The new Hewescraft was great in the varying winds and current. Two planers each side. 250', 300', 350', 400' copper/ weighted steel. Tues May 25 Port Sheldon approx. 8am to noon. 170' to 190' FOW. Fish were 40' to 80' down. Mostly blue or blue green spoon - both mag size and Super Slim. Of course one hit the Kevin's Girlfriend spin doctor with Pickled Sunshine type fly. First fish within 2 minutes of setting first down rigger 80' - blow back was nuts even with 200# Power Pro and 12# ball. Lure was likely 65' to 70' ft down? Mag blue DW spoon maybe 45' back at 2.5 to 3.0 MPH at lure per Fish Hawk. Fish Hawk was showing currents were strong and constantly changing. Planers were all over. Signal from brand new probe was in and out all morning. Called Fish Hawk and tech called back (after we got home) and said its very common when fishing deep in strong deep current, like when you're getting huge blow back, and then not. Tech said simply turn up the GAIN. I didn't even know you could. We tried to reset it by unplugging two cables but of course no change. While scrolling buttons we saw the screen that said "GAIN 15" but never realized you could just with lower two arrow buttons on left. But we ended up with 6 for 8 fish and had a freaking blast. We two old guys - 68 and 78 - had a double on. They crossed lines and it was panic time. But between laughing and screaming we changed places and rods and threaded rods around and got both darn fish into the box. Then we both couldn't talk for a while until we calmed down and caught our breath. That's exactly what I bought the new boat for. What a morning. So final score was something like 4 kings and 2 coho for total of approx 44 lbs. Nothing really huge but 3 were approx. 10 lbs. Fish were hitting 400' a bit more than others. A couple hit on Downriggers approx. 80' down. Mag and reg spoons blue or blue green, and the one on Flasher Fly. We'll be back, baby!
  8. Sorry for length but I'm a bit frustrated, too. Certainly no expert for sure, but try to get as much different info as possible. Way different year this spring. Retired and new boat all decked out and been trolling since March during tiny "windows" between weather. Fished New Buffalo, South Haven, Holland, Port Heldon so far. Planning on moving north. People in Benton Harbor saying they missed their spring king "peak" and they've moved north? Heard one theory that most trout/salmon did not come as far south for winter, and that may be why spring bite in south is light? South Haven seems like maybe their peak is finishing? Ludington and Manistee charters are doing real well right now. Last week some people were saying Whitehall - Muskegon? Just seems like "great spring king migration north" maybe kinda not on fire in Holland-Port Sheldon a bit. Some kings caught last week and today off Port Sheldon finally, but not like last three years? One boat at PS was 5 for 7 today with no downriggers- 40' to 80' down in up to 200' FOW. Best king was over 15# on Kevin's GF flasher with Pickled Sunshine. That's a Tangled Tackle from You Tube basic for 3 years. Don't give up. Call bait shops. Look on line. You Tube sometimes helps? Ask at the launches. Most people are willing to be truthful? Sent from my SM-N960U using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  9. Limits all daylong.Best walleye fishing anywhere. Not huge sizes. Seriously over 100 boats inline at Wyandotte ramp. Try to launch before 4 am.
  10. Beautiful fish! Please where did you launch? Did it have a dock?
  11. SOLD Two - 3' Traxtech Tracks Two - Traxtech 1' Tracks Package includes 16 Traxtech mounts custom designed for Tracker boats but can be modified for other boats. $400 for package. I will deliver approx one hour from Holland, Michigan. Call Luke 623-451-7180 Or e-mail me at luketuc[email protected] Sent from my SM-N960U using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App Sent from my SM-N960U using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  12. Nice job on the fish. I've been fishing too shallow lately out of Port Sheldon, Grand Haven, Muskegon. Marking all kinds of fish 30-60' FOW and no hits. Conrgats on new Lund, Tung!! Looks great. Awesome picture. Maybe we'll see you out there. Please what kind of Lund?
  13. May sound funny, but I'm for real. Are Big Weenie glow meat strips "thicker" and cut differently than other meats. They don't fit into a Diabolical brand meat rig. I've trimmed them down and they crumble and fall apart within 30 minutes. Are the Big Weenie meat rigs designed to hold thicker meats?
  14. Im going to try it thanks. Been marking plenty of fish and trying to increase the catch.
  15. For trolling 40 degree Lake Michigan for salmon early spring: For any Rapala shallow or deep been using loop knot. Dreamweaver size 3 snap swivel for Thin Fin, Thin Fish, Hot N Tot, etc. Started 30# mono, now 12# mono from boards various length coppers. Anybody out there feel strongly about snap only (no swivel) for these lures? Been reading about bass guys only using snap for crankbaits? Does it really matter? Trying to keep lures changing and fingertips warm at same time...
  16. New 7" Garmin bought in August is awesome. Just take a minute to learn about your new transducer "cone width" at bottom of "radar" cone. 4" Lowrance was twice the width of coverage at bottom of cone than 7" Garmin. After purchase I learned: At 100' depth, 4" Lowrance cone coverage is approx 82' wide. 7" Garmin is approx 41" wide. But Garmin shows way better detail? But for trolling Great Lakes you want wider coverage for sure. I'm now shelling out another $100 for new Garmin transducer to get 82' cone width at 100'. My fault; should have checked. Also Garmin does way more stuff and yet way easier to learn. Plus I've now got super great GPS to get straight home in fog and/ or rain storm etc. Plus Garmin customer support is excellent. Sent from my LM-Q710.FGN using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  17. Also drags on the new Okuma 55's are silky smooth but it's a big heavy reel. A bit large for any younger kids.
  18. I was able to fix Okuma drag issues with a trip to Tuna's Reel Troubles in Ludington, Mich after same type issue after drowning a few fish on planers. Couldn't find "sweet spot" on drag - either too loose and line would keep coming out, or too tight and then fish would drown because reel wouldn't let line out. Tuna has website and will ship. Also premium Tackle store Chuck's nearby and they sell reels and have Tuna put new drags in New reels too.
  19. Saugatuck Mon Sept 14 After 16 yr hiatus - Been out approx 70 times trolling Lake Mich between March '19 and today. Learned a little bit more each time. Landed an 18 and 23# King this year. Fish Hawk was the game changer. But today truly was memorable. Went 3 for 4 in front of pier heads -all sheephead only- over 6lbs - after no sheephead in 69 trips. Fish Hawk showed us the perfect speed for those nasty looking things. Maybe try Grand Haven one more time... Sent from my LM-Q710.FGN using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  20. Caught salmon from St. Joe to Manistee with this 4" Lowrance. Only 16 months old. Everything works. Wanted one that includes GPS, or I would just keep it. All accessories included - transducer, mounting bracker, long cable, heavy duty cover. Easy to install. Only $75. Located in Zeeland, Mich and willing to drive to meet you half way, within reason please, thanks. [email protected] 623.451.7180 Sent from my LM-Q710.FGN using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  21. How bout a 6th annual show for 2020 please thanks? Sent from my LM-Q710.FGN using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
  22. Sale pending. Pick up tonite Wed. I'll delete ad when he picks up Thanks anyhow.
  23. NOW SOLD THANKS Paid $100 each in March 2019. Okuma engineered these specifically for Great Lakes wire dipsy trolling. Nine Premium Roller Guides and Hinged Roller Tip. These rods helped us catch fish in ten Lake Michigan ports in 2019. 9'6" length helps keeps lines from getting tangled. Okuma Model Number GL 962MHF - WL 9' 6' Call or text 623-451-7180 [email protected] Sent from my LM-Q710.FGN using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
×
×
  • Create New...