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I've been fishing the great lakes for quiet a while usually near shore, Finally was able to talk the wife into a big boat. I purchased a nice clean 21' cuddy with most of the Equipment, down riggers planner boards some rods. so the question is what spoons and plugs and rapala's should i purchase to start my big water adventures? Chasing trout and salmon usually in lake Superior near Marquette and lake Michigan near Escanaba. Thanks 

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Blue dolphin, bloody nose, uv veggie. Monkey puke, double orange crush, glow frog, pink panty dropper, wonderbread, green dolphin. Those are a few of my favorite spoons. Get yourself some Luhr jehnson size 0 dodgers, and pulls spin n glows behind them with about a 24 inch leader to the spin n glow. In the spring I like to run shallow diving cranks, jointed or not, either blue, or orange. J plugs I really like a silver with a bloody nose with a rattle, wonderbread, glow plugs, anything purple. I also run a lot of storm thin fins for coho in the spring, and early summer. I prefer the thin fin 6, but the thin fin 8 will catch fish too. It’s very much dependent upon the day, and the light conditions, all that crap lol. But those are a few favorites of mine just to start with, and you’ll find your favorites the more you fish. Congrats on the boat btw.


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Blue dolphin, bloody nose, uv veggie. Monkey puke, double orange crush, glow frog, pink panty dropper, wonderbread, green dolphin. Those are a few of my favorite spoons. Get yourself some Luhr jehnson size 0 dodgers, and pulls spin n glows behind them with about a 24 inch leader to the spin n glow. In the spring I like to run shallow diving cranks, jointed or not, either blue, or orange. J plugs I really like a silver with a bloody nose with a rattle, wonderbread, glow plugs, anything purple. I also run a lot of storm thin fins for coho in the spring, and early summer. I prefer the thin fin 6, but the thin fin 8 will catch fish too. It’s very much dependent upon the day, and the light conditions, all that crap lol. But those are a few favorites of mine just to start with, and you’ll find your favorites the more you fish. Congrats on the boat btw.


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Thanks a bunch looks like its time tobmax out the cabelas card

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I have a friend who fishes Superior early spring and does well with  00 orange dodgers and peanut flies.

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Blue dolphin, bloody nose, uv veggie. Monkey puke, double orange crush, glow frog, pink panty dropper, wonderbread, green dolphin. Those are a few of my favorite spoons. Get yourself some Luhr jehnson size 0 dodgers, and pulls spin n glows behind them with about a 24 inch leader to the spin n glow. In the spring I like to run shallow diving cranks, jointed or not, either blue, or orange. J plugs I really like a silver with a bloody nose with a rattle, wonderbread, glow plugs, anything purple. I also run a lot of storm thin fins for coho in the spring, and early summer. I prefer the thin fin 6, but the thin fin 8 will catch fish too. It’s very much dependent upon the day, and the light conditions, all that crap lol. But those are a few favorites of mine just to start with, and you’ll find your favorites the more you fish. Congrats on the boat btw.


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I ordered all of the above in addition to a bunch more plugs, rapalas, jointed, peanut flies. So thanks for the help i should have a good start in gear Thanks again

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I'm new as well. I will be going out on Lake Erie over the summer. Not sure when would be a peak time for this but I am really looking forward to it myself. 

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