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Ive been fishing numerous times on the big lake off of Grand haven and port sheldon and cant seem to catch any of the big fish people are taking. Most recent we ussually catch fish from 8-10 pound kings and mostly fish between 80 fow out to 165 fow with riggers from 40 down all the way to 90 down. I use dypsys and also copper and lead core on planner boards. Any advise on what speed, or depths people are catching the bigger fish would be much appreciated. we will do well catchiong fish, but nothing bigger than 16 pounds.

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Sometimes you can be on teh fish and not get big ones.

If you want to target bigger fish set a spread of meat and plugs and run 1.8 to 2.0

You may not get as many but if theres any pigs you should find em

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We've been fishing port sheldon a lot this year and we've got a consistent big fish spread. We usually start in close early around 5 in the 70-100 FOW until all the boats get out and we turn out and get out of the pack.. Riggers 60-90 Down fishing only meat rigs. Dipsey a 125-200 back with big paddles and meat.. Then coppers and leadcore with meat and plugs. Our best speed this year has been 2.7-2.8.. The biggest fish usually come once the sun comes high up later in the day.. So wait it out.

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All of our 20 pound or larger fish have come on flashers and flies. A white paddle and white fly or a green paddle and green fly. We have taken several large fish on the Lake O big weenie flasher fly combo. Not trying to sell big weenie products, but this paddle and fly combo works well for us.

http://shop.bigweeniebrand.com/product.sc?productId=505&categoryId=72

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Most of the big fish ive taken this year has been and hour or so after sunrise and just before the sun sets.have caught more big fish this year than last year and ive used only spoons.speed has been 2.4 to 2.8 using a fish hawk.also most have been between 85fow and 110fow and have fished mainly out of port sheldon.i have a smaller boat and will only troll with the waves.hope this helps.good luck.

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Don't get to worked up many of these "big fish" are not weighed just estimates but, there truly is some giant King's this year. We've had a couple close to and around 40inches, and the biggest is around 27lbs and quite a few between 36"-38" most between 20lb-23lbs. SD's/Fly's and Kingfishers/Cut bait have been the best off coppers and wire divers.

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