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Holland am, 10-26-17


Fished 40-150 fow. 1 for 2,  1st hit came (7:45am) in 50fow on blue dolphin std on DR, W troll, which we lost (?) on the retrieve. 2nd was a small but very plump king 3.24#,  in 122 fow at 10:05 am with a  300 cu and JP Slammer spoon frog glow on SE troll, surface temp 56.8.
All shallow water was in the 57.6 temp range. Lots of marks. We reach 50  degrees mark in 110 fow. Waves started out 1-2 then 2-3 and 2-4s with a brisk chop. Quit at 11am. Nice to be on the water again. Village joined me today.

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Had a good day on the Muskegon River we backed bounced the eggs in those gravel holes around mile 23 on the River.  The Steelhead were running everywhere between 5 lbs to 13 lbs! Excellent Smokers, and Grillers that night !

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Thanks for the report. It’s amazing how the fishery dies once the run hits....


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@Copilottruman

I've done well enough in past years during the months of Oct and Nov....usually 3-5 fish in a solo outing.  Problem is finding the weather-wave conditions appropriate AND time off from work (full time).  Didn't get out at all so far in Oct. this year.  September has been traditionally the doldrums, but Oct. and Nov. can be decent fishing.

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Yeah I keep debating whether or not I want to winterize the ole tin can. I really need to invest in an islander...


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Lake Macatawa cleaning station  is locked and closed now. Parking gates are still open. Ramps are still in.

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@Copilottruman

If you invest in another boat for early and late season use, go outboard.  I made the mistake going with an I/O.  Not the best outfit for early and late season fishing. 

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