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  1. FIshed Wilson to the Bar Friday150-325FOW marked little. Best water was 150 to 220'. finished 2 for 2 plus a couple throw backs. Saw few nets moving anywhere. All bites came between 20 and 60 down. Saturday fished in front of the plant east of Olcott, finished 4 for 4 plus 1 dink we drowned and kept. ALso 2 healthy throw backs. all bites came between 20 and 70 down. Five and 7 color lead plus 70 rigger caught fish. Fog was definitley a limiting factor in our range from port. Best water was 125 to 175'. Sunday AM, returned to the plant East of Olcott, same water fished for a few hrs to produce a steelhead and a drive by on a rigger at 60 down. Foggy. Best summary I could give was the weekend was a grinder most boats we talked to at the dock did similar or worse. Did get a Coast Guard safety inspection in Olcott tho maybe the weekend trophy was the sticker!
  2. I have poured over all available reports and info. Hoping to share real time details on the water,......share. We have plenty of experience fishing the western basin.
  3. We are a REC group trailering to Olcott from eastern Michigan. We are 100% rec, no tournament entries.... trying to find some matures for the grill or just some good fishing. We'll be fishing Friday the 17th thru Sunday noon. We fish Olcott/Wilson and the Oak half a dozen times a year. If you are interested in sharing info on the water "Drop me a line" PMs welcome of course. We are in a 23 sea-ray full equipped. looking to increase my fishing network. Willing to share info on other fishing locations. Mike 810-858-7712
  4. Hoping to see those bayrat colored, Rogues on the FIsh USA website soon??
  5. Try a rotator, your choice and a spin-n-glo. Lengthen the lead on the spin-n-glo, we run this about 3-5' off the bottom at 2.2-2.7mph SOG. Lakers take it no problem, Deadly in Norther Lake Huron, allows for other king presentations. multi-species doubles not uncommon for us!
  6. I rebuilt a 1984 sea-nymph center console CC-171. The floor I removed was 5/8" 9 ply marine plywood. I replaced the floor (sole) with 7ply 1/2" marine plywood. finished with 2 coats of interlux 2000e epoxy primer and 2 coats west system primer plus awlgrip. and........ its a little more flexible than I'd like. I'd definitley use 3/4 9 ply if I were you.
  7. sk8man- Now I think I have seen that somewhere, maybee www.lurepartsonline.com.? Can you sent a link.
  8. I add a snap ring to the spin doctor and " turn the supplied swivel" around. I tie a loop knot on the end of my flies and attached the loop to the supplied swivel snap .
  9. Down stream, just fast enough to give your bait action. We have caught fishi trolling against the current however its with much less frequency.
  10. Supply each Graph directly from the battery with the correct size conductor and fuse for protection. I used 10awg to a blue sea 6 circuit fuse panel with the integrated negative bar, found it all at http://www.bestboatwire.com/ worked like a charm. Also, maybe but not likely you are getting radio interference from the live well motor.
  11. Limit is 3 per license. If you are coming I'd also set aside a day for walleyes in port huron.
  12. For your viewing pleasure, A couple Fine Atlantics- a Lake Huron/St. Clair River Sturgeon and a Grizzly Bear I found in Yellowstone NP. just for fun.
  13. Port Huron, Lexington Harbor, Port Sanilac. These would be "open lake" trolling harbors. In the North Channel (lk. st.clair) "Deckers Landing" would be "river trolling". We are using small body baits and small brightly colored spoons (mini streaks and small warrior spoons) and body baits would be in the 2" range. Also small terminal tackle and lightweight flouro leaders ( 8-10 or 12#) presented on planar boards fished generally in the top 1/3 of the water column. Our atlantics will come out of temp often. Now, we also have a good steelhead fishery which occupies the same space in the water it is possible to hook up a good steelhead on this light weight tackle--- just be aware. For additional details try " Andersons Pro-Bait" in Port Huron for more tips. They have recently hosted a seminar specifically on Southern Huron Atlantics. you tube "fish church". Atlantic are also routinely caught through the ice in Lexington Harbor and Port Sanilac to a slightly lesser frequency. The up coming Fishing-411 episode was filmed in Port Huron FYE.
  14. Southern Lake Huron is full of them, See Lexington Harbor or " North Channel" lk st.clair. we catch them about 10 months a year.
  15. We run Blacks at the ball. And the Chamberlain stacker to be very useful. If Im fishing with some first timers Ill switch out to the heavy tension Offshore as I think they are easier for newbs to read when draggin skippies.
  16. This was exactly Mathews response, sorry I missed this earlier. If you are going to use 19 strand as a backer, on a planer board you are going to have to "deal with a rubber band breaking. As for my boat: were staying with 50# power pro backing.
  17. DId some research, I'm "caught up" now on the principle of the 19 allowing the weighted steel to continue to sink. I could add this: on occasion we have used a 2" length of surgical tubing, split length wise, to shield dacron (lead core) an clamping that directly into an OR 18 sucessfully both catching fish and protecting the dacron. Just some food for thought on this. I'm an automotive engineer, I'll be spending some time today working on a solution.
  18. Well, there you go. Outstanding customer service. Poor marketing........... but at least their honest and that goes along ways too.
  19. I will ask, Most people I know are using 50# power-pro braid as a backing. Our Off-shore planar boards are rigged with a Sams Pro release up front and the snapper release out back. We will often run 4 boards per side up to a 400'er on the magnum board. these set ups just require a separate rod and real for each length of weighted steel. I find it peculiar how cultures vary from one great lake to another. Maybee we'll both learn something.
  20. Does 19strand sink at the same rate as 45#Torpedo weighted steel? I'm going to punt on that. However Im in a seminar Sunday am with the owner of Torpedo products I'll try to get some clarity and pass that along.
  21. Why not use 50# braid as backing and a SAMs pro release on the board? If you absolutely had to use 19strand as a backer simply segment in a short piece of braid to attach to the board. Otherwise see Websters abridged for "Wheel"
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