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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!

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  2.  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



  3.  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!

  4.  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. 

  5. 12 hours ago, brucehookedup said:

    Got out today with anthony from timber lake tackle and myself,  Hookedup. We got anthonys 18' lund in the water and 

    fished for a good 4 hrs and managed over 20 plus bites with 4 of them in the 10 lb range all bt's. Fished looked healthy and were hungry with empty stomachs. The water went from 33 to 35 degrees. Natural sticks were the man by far. Everything ran well with no issues, except a few forgotten things but we managed. It was all good to be doing it once again.

     Well done Gents!....... Which Port?..... IBAY??

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. On 2/26/2019 at 3:36 PM, FishingFool34 said:

    I emailed Torpedo last summer and asked them about using the wire in a planer release and this is what they responded with. I wasn't ready to make the purchase then so I didn't think anymore into it at that time. I am ready now and realized I didn't really know what he meant by what he said or if he was talking about big board releases vs inline boards. So I asked the question here... anyway this is what they said



     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. 

  10. On 2/26/2019 at 1:55 PM, FishingFool34 said:

    I'm pretty sure this has been confirmed by other members here. It's not that the wire sinks the same as the steel it's that the wires small diameter allows the steel to continue to sink I believe. Ask him and how he recommends using this setup on planer boards, as I'm sure I'm not the only one wanting to know.


     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.





  11. 1 hour ago, FishingFool34 said:

    I'm pretty sure this has been confirmed by other members here. It's not that the wire sinks the same as the steel it's that the wires small diameter allows the steel to continue to sink I believe. Ask him and how he recommends using this setup on planer boards, as I'm sure I'm not the only one wanting to know.

     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.

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