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Ok I am looking to restart fishing lake Michigan. i have a new 1775 lund impact. Would like some opinions if this boat is large enough to fish the 100-150 foot depths or is it a risk to go out with a boat this size.

thanks in advance

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guys fish in 14 footers ,you will get some that say go for it some will say no way. depends what YOU are comfortable with plain and simple.

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I am one that routinely fished from a 14' with a 15horse on the back. I fish a 6 rod spread. It requires a lot of energy but I do it. Main concerns with small boat angling is weather. Today's technology has simplified it. I watch predictions on the internet. Have radar and marine forecast on my phone and a handheld ship to shore radio. Your boat can easily fish in Lake Michigan under the right conditions. A bigger boat would give you a more comfortable ride and be a little more tolerant of rough seas as well as being a more "user friendly fishing platform" all depends on wat you want. I was out in my kayak this spring and the seas kicked up and I flipped in 38 degree water 200yrds south west of the pier.. I had a long cold drift in as I couldn't get it flipped back over.lesson learned be careful cause Lake Michigan can be a mean ole' lady some times.

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I fished lake erie and lake michigan for a few yrs in a 16' deep v with an old 80 hp evenrude. you just have to keep a close eye on the weather. then I bought an old Cherokee aluminum 18' boat and did a lot of work on it. and put an 80 hp mariner motor on it. but it turned out to be a dream fishing boat. we still watched the weather and I don't remember not one day that we didn't get to fish. now we did get some 3' to 4' waves but the boat handled them just great.

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well I do have a new 90 merc four stroke on the back along with a new merc 9.9 kicker:grin:

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just make sure you have all safety equipment and you let someone know your basic fishing plane . its all what you are comfortable with some are only comfortable in a 30 footer others a 14 is fine..

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It is big enough if you pick and choose your days. Personally would not want to be out on Lake Michigan in any more than 2' seas with that hull. Going out to 150 FOW will also depend on your port -- that depth is a lot further out off St. Joe than it is from Holland north. Not that you can't go out that far in the southern part of the lake but it is far enough out that it will take longer to get back in and in 3'+ waves it will not be fun in a hull of that size and freeboard.

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I have kayak fished on the big pond 60+ times in the past year. As long as you watch the weather and don't push it you should be fine in that boat. There are many days when the lake is flat calm and you easily can run 5 miles out. Just make sure you have all of the proper safety gear and are prepared to pull lines and book it back to shore at the first sign of danger.

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