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    I do not like big boards, I fish around rocks in...

    I do not like big boards, I fish around rocks in the spring. The big board reels are an additional hassle in the fire drill six lines, one snag, hot bait drill.

    I did haul out my boards, mast...
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    Hummingbird has a decent support staff. Some are...

    Hummingbird has a decent support staff. Some are better than others. My last Hummer had me saving the number, I would call from the Lake. I have Lowrance now. I miss the way the Hummers were set...
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    Registering will provide a "come get me button." ...

    Registering will provide a "come get me button." You will be assigned an MMSI. Don't recall the meaning. Your radio will transmit a distress signal to the Coasties, complete with GPS numbers. ...
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    I am fairly certain a drift sock and a trolling...

    I am fairly certain a drift sock and a trolling bag are different animals in size and construction. My brother runs them tied off the bow and set amidship claims they help hold the course in winds...
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    Get a trolling bags, drag a 5 gallon bucket or...

    Get a trolling bags, drag a 5 gallon bucket or two, you will want the option of slowing down for lakers.

    Look at Howies flies web site for fly ideas. Lots of other suppliers, they are a good...
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    Those spoons are 'west coast' single hooks, I...

    Those spoons are 'west coast' single hooks, I guess. The majority of my singles have no swivel. I have on good third hand information that a fish hooked on a swiveled siwash hook is 'calmer'.

    I...
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    A go to for me is the jointed orange and gold...

    A go to for me is the jointed orange and gold rapala. I am starting to prefer the scatter rap type. J-9 size. I have several pounds of other stick/crank baits. Everyday, every lake, there will...
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    Lead core? No. Small flashers do need some...

    Lead core? No. Small flashers do need some weight to get them down. Lots of ways other than lead core to get them down. A few years ago, Franks outdoors in Pinnconning MI had 10 packs of the...
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    If you need help learning how to sharpen hook,...

    If you need help learning how to sharpen hook, its available.

    I changed all my spoons to single stainless siwash hooks, because I am Old School. In the 70's the kings were more than the...
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    I like Dr Juice. Mills Fleet Farm has had the...

    I like Dr Juice. Mills Fleet Farm has had the large tournament size. I see where some west coast guys have a bucket of water, Lemon Joy dish detergent, and a scrub brush on the boat. They scrub...
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    TICA reels the model number is visible.

    TICA reels the model number is visible.
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    What do you fish the rest of the year? A...

    What do you fish the rest of the year?

    A Garcia 5600 and a 7 to 8 1/2 foot rod loaded with Power Pro Depth Hunter line 20 pound test will handle any coho that swims. The line is color coded like...
  13. Thread: 2018 Recap

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    I think the only way short of a genetic sample is...

    I think the only way short of a genetic sample is the tail and the jaw to eye. When you pick an Atlantic up by the tail it stays in your hand. Tail is 'tougher', holds its shape and doesn't fold...
  14. Thread: 2018 Recap

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    There are some silvery browns in the Lake now. ...

    There are some silvery browns in the Lake now.

    It looks to me like the spots come too far down on the flanks. What makes me believe the fish I caught were Atlantics was the scales were loose,...
  15. Thread: 2018 Recap

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    At the risk of being branded a heretic, of the...

    At the risk of being branded a heretic, of the non-religious definition, I believe they are successfully spawning in some stream(s) in the central or western UP. 3 or 4 springs ago one got boxed...
  16. Thread: 2018 Recap

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    The short answer to your request is, "No." I...

    The short answer to your request is, "No."

    I hope that soon you will have one come over the gunnel of your boat. That you can marvel at the large irregular spots that end at the lateral line. ...
  17. Thread: 2018 Recap

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    2018 Recap

    A very late start to the year. May 2, a nice brown. Ontonagon was the only port open this early. Marquette had many feet of ice blown in.

    Spent too many weeks renovating a home, and smelling...
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    If you head over to LakeOntarioUnited, there is a...

    If you head over to LakeOntarioUnited, there is a chart covering Okuma reels and amount of lead, copper, orweighted steel and backing required. Kind of handy to decide what length of weighted line...
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    John King's www.michiganangler Look under...

    John King's www.michiganangler Look under 'tackle solutions'

    I am not associated or sponsored by him. The stuff works.
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    Flasher/Fly for Lake trout

    I may be stuck in a rut, I have not used flasher and fly for lakers. Dodgers, yes, I have a particular affinity for the '8 inch Trash Can by Luhr Jenson'. A glow fly with a piece of sucker,smelt,...
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    A quick google search will show 6 colors and...

    A quick google search will show 6 colors and super braid backing max out the 209.
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    and last night we could not find anything but a...

    and last night we could not find anything but a few dink LT. A good fisherman will catch fish in any of the great lakes. Perhaps not as quickly as a local, but he is willing to hunt and change...
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    You need to accept that successful fishing is...

    You need to accept that successful fishing is work.

    An example, last week we hit a nice stick bait bite in 15 to 25 feet of water. There was plenty of grass and leaves to foul the hooks. ...
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    There is a saying on the west end of the UP,...

    There is a saying on the west end of the UP, 'Only fools and newcomers predict the weather'.

    I do not go to the north shore except to earn some money or pass through to Canada, eh? The south...
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    Poll: Changed my tune today, wire diver bite was good. ...

    Changed my tune today, wire diver bite was good. Lakers were large. Lost several good ones part way in. The head shaking thing.

    Put rubbers on, never lost another one. Not a fair sample...
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