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1st trip to Holland. Launched at the DNR launch on the NW end of the lake. You need boots to get to the dock.

 

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We get launched about 6:20 and I quickly realized I left the net at home. I have no idea why I took it out of the boat. I usually don't do that.

 

We motored out, but had some boat issues and couldn't get it up on plane. We slow walked it out to the big lake. Lots of boats right out front so we set up early in 35 FOW on a NW troll. Picked up a 14# king in 48 FOW just before putting a board on a 200 Cu with a blue/green Captain Chuck's custom spoon (mag size).

 

We decided to keep heading west. To make a long story short, here's that got hit:

 

105 FOW. W. Green Jeans RV. 10# laker 300 Cu

112 FOW. N. 8" silver/green paddle and green fly. Braid slide diver w/ring out 157' on 3 setting.

120 FOW. W. NBK mag spoon. 10# king. Braid slide diver w/ring out 150' on 3 setting.

130 FOW. N. Stinky White Leroy paddle & meat. 19# king. Mag dipsy diver on wire out 130' on a 1.5 setting.

154 FOW. W. Dancing Anchovy spoon. 250 Cu. (Missed it.)

160 FOW. NW. Kevin's Girlfriend Spin doctor meat rig. 10# king. Rigger down 54'.

160 FOW. NW. Big silver pro-troll paddle and double aqua Howie fly. 8# king. (Double header.) This fish came up from 100' deep to investigate. I dropped the cannonball and it hit before it fell 8 feet.

130 FOW. E. Stinky White Leroy paddle & meat. (Miss - off before we could grab the rod.) Mag dipsy diver on wire out 173' on a 1.5 setting.

117 FOW. N. Kevin's Girlfriend Spin doctor meat rig. 20# king. Rigger down 54'.

 

Every fish that made it to the back of the boat we got in. We took our time and tired them out. I got on the swim platform and as we brought them up to the boat, I use the fish Grabber to hook them under the gills and swing them into the boat through the tuna door that leads to the swim platform. Enjoy the pics:

 

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This was a fun trip. I got to take my brother, his pastor and son out.

 

We made it back in, and got the prop issue fixed for $23. I'll be back out tomorrow morning.

 

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2 hours ago, Mega Byte said:

By the way, the fish cleaning station at the Holland launch is closed. The one in St. Joseph was closed too.

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Was out last week South haven was also closed 

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1st trip to Holland. Launched at the DNR launch on the NW end of the lake. You need boots to get to the dock.
 
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We get launched about 6:20 and I quickly realized I left the net at home. I have no idea why I took it out of the boat. I usually don't do that.
 
We motored out, but had some boat issues and couldn't get it up on plane. We slow walked it out to the big lake. Lots of boats right out front so we set up early in 35 FOW on a NW troll. Picked up a 14# king in 48 FOW just before putting a board on a 200 Cu with a blue/green Captain Chuck's custom spoon (mag size).
 
We decided to keep heading west. To make a long story short, here's that got hit:
 
105 FOW. W. Green Jeans RV. 10# laker 300 Cu
112 FOW. N. 8" silver/green paddle and green fly. Braid slide diver w/ring out 157' on 3 setting.
120 FOW. W. NBK mag spoon. 10# king. Braid slide diver w/ring out 150' on 3 setting.
130 FOW. N. Stinky White Leroy paddle & meat. 19# king. Mag dipsy diver on wire out 130' on a 1.5 setting.
154 FOW. W. Dancing Anchovy spoon. 250 Cu. (Missed it.)
160 FOW. NW. Kevin's Girlfriend Spin doctor meat rig. 10# king. Rigger down 54'.
160 FOW. NW. Big silver pro-troll paddle and double aqua Howie fly. 8# king. (Double header.) This fish came up from 100' deep to investigate. I dropped the cannonball and it hit before it fell 8 feet.
130 FOW. E. Stinky White Leroy paddle & meat. (Miss - off before we could grab the rod.) Mag dipsy diver on wire out 173' on a 1.5 setting.
117 FOW. N. Kevin's Girlfriend Spin doctor meat rig. 20# king. Rigger down 54'.
 
Every fish that made it to the back of the boat we got in. We took our time and tired them out. I got on the swim platform and as we brought them up to the boat, I use the fish Grabber to hook them under the gills and swing them into the boat through the tuna door that leads to the swim platform. Enjoy the pics:
 
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This was a fun trip. I got to take my brother, his pastor and son out.
 
We made it back in, and got the prop issue fixed for $23. I'll be back out tomorrow morning.
 
Sent from my LG-Q710AL using Great Lakes Fisherman Mobile App
 
 

Way to go! Great trip guys. Good job landing all those fish without a net!


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