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banjominnow99
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7/31/14 10:40 PM CST
I'm starting to get concerned. Not gonna lie. Still considering this a cold water problem but it's Aug. 1st. WTF is going on T? 3 fish, 9 lines over 3 days?

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7/31/14 10:34 PM CST
Three days of 9 lines 6p-930p Tuesday 1/1 , Wednesday 0/2 , Thursday 2/5 looks tough for Saturday. Fished different areas each night looking for good water.

Charlie & Gail
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7/31/14 7:27 PM CST
I will attest to everything the others said about Jason Woda's seminars, the Dan Keating/Mull seminars......IF, I repeat, IF you listen and apply everything they tell you, down to the smallest detail you absolutely WILL catch more fish. AND it's something to do in January/February when there isn't much else to get excited about. Those classes are worth every cent! And keep talking to people, every time you be quiet and listen you have a chance of learning one more thing, and then suddenly you'll be wupin' us all out there Wink There also is no substitute for experience, so go fishing!

Charlie

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7/31/14 12:27 PM CST
T-money - Get Dan Keating's books, attend Jason Woda's and/or Keating/Mull's or other's seminars, get out on experienced guy's boats and then just fish, fish and fish some more. The learning curve is never ending. Most of all... have fun with it!

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7/31/14 12:15 PM CST
fishing still remains hit or miss went 3-4 tossing a shaker back to grow. all kings today no lakers up high. 60-115fow working it hard! brew city will be interesting saturday. GOOD LUCK all entered!! no bad days

Mr. Safety
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7/31/14 10:19 AM CST
Hi T-Money, www.lakemichiganangler.com has many good articles. They are located just south of the border in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. Frank, Robb, or Lorin can answer any questions if you make the trip. They stock several books and DVD's. Most of their seminars are during the winter months when we are dreaming of being on the big pond. The Fishing Hole on Layton Avenue, and Jalensky's in Kenosha, also hold seminars during Jan/Feb. I attend seminars at each location. They are all good. I learn something every time. They are always well worth it! Good luck to you, Mr. Safety.

salmon17604
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7/31/14 9:29 AM CST
Thank you everyone for all the information regarding lead core. I think since I am probably less than a 10 trip per year fisherman I will stick to what I already have. Downriggers, dipseys, high lines, and only two lead core (5 and 10 color). I am going fair weather fishing today (noon to 2). All of my equipment I purchased when I fished out of two rivers, which is a lot of down riggers and pump handles.

boattech
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7/31/14 5:48 AM CST
LOC= line on counter

KYCATS
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7/31/14 5:39 AM CST
Yes, this is a great site, what is LOC?

T-Money71198
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7/31/14 3:32 AM CST
I'm just learning how to troll Lake Michigan and this site has been invaluable to my education. Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to post information which has helped to reduce the learning curve. Are there any other websites, books, dvd's, demos, etc. that you guys can recommend?

jdrewa
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7/30/14 9:41 PM CST
Report from tonight. Running solo. Two dipseys one rigger. 150 loc seemed to be the ticket 2 screamers in 15 min of being out. Readjusted the rigger and swung back over that waypoint instantly doubled with lakers. Made one more pass other Dipsy 100 loc fired another laker. Brought lines up just a bit and found one nice king that decided to come off while trying to net it. Gotta love running solo! One more laker grabbed the rigger while pulling lines. Overall a lot of action for two hrs of fishing. Way to many non target species for me. Going to keeps searching somewhere around here there has to be kings willing to eat. Final tally was 3-6 landing all lakers. Fished 90-120'

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7/30/14 10:34 AM CST
Musky - well said, couldn't agree more. As many have said, this year way-points have been key. Multiple board per side spreads has some disadvantages - turning is the biggest.

And - yes, rod count can get ridiculous. For example, in preparing the boat for Brew City, I think we've got 19 rods packed - between back-ups, copper, and lead. Will we use all? No. Do we want to be prepared? Yes.

Musky IL
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7/30/14 10:26 AM CST
I have anywhere form 16 - 22 rods in the boat (most in the locker) at any given time... set up with many different lengths of lead. Each reel is labeled and all the rods are Ugly Stick 1186 (except dipsy rods). I have no other brand or length of rod in my boat. I have at least this in the boat... (2 - 10 color, 2 - 7 color, 2 - 5 color, 3 - 3 color, 3 - 2 color or SWR, and many, many, back up extra depending on how deep I am fishing that day. Most will notice no matter how many people are in the boat I will only run 6 rods max. I do this so I can do tight turns and re-visit a waypoint as quickly as possible Always keep in mind,more rods is not necessarily better! Most charters, when running tons of rods, can't return to a waypoint even if they wanted to, in the time I can (with only 6 rods). As lead will produce I will try to tighten my spread (form longer lead for example to a rigger or dipsy at that depth the lead was running at). This allows even tighter turns and I often find it's the depth not the distance from the boat that counts. As to the question below: I may have as many as 4 "seven color" for example if it has been working lately and I can't duplicate it with a rigger or dipsy depth. I grab more rods from the garage when that particular length of lead is going giving me the ability to capitalize on a lead length that has been working best. Every year all reels are re-done with lead and line (overkill? maybe! but I lose very little tackle). Every year new 17 lb. Fluorocarbon (leader from lead) is replaced (it may be replaced many times a year for that matter). Backing is replaced every 2 years unless something were to go wrong. I put it all on a spreadsheet, just to keep track. I am anal like that. I know exactly when I bought the reel, when the last backing was replaced, when the last lead was replaced, and when the last Fluorocarbon was replaced. I update the spreadsheet regularly. I even go thru every rod I use that week and re-tie about once a week (needed or not). I am a "stickler" about terminal tackle (musky guy in me). I don't very often loose tackle, however I had a recent stent that I lost 2 flashers in one day. That is extremely rare! That almost never happens. As for running multiple rods with the same lead on it... it is not tricky with an Offshore Mast and Riviera Boards and clips. The advantage... I fight all fish with no board on the line at all and can run all the same lead with no tangles on several different rods behind the boat. Being organized is the key!

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7/30/14 10:02 AM CST
yes some of us have 2,3,4,5,6,7,ect colors of lead on rods , or copper 100,150,200 ect. Don't clip your line to the leadcore , let out the desired colors for depth . Let say you want to run at 20 feet , you would run 4 color , let out your four colors and clip on to your mono or braid. depending on what type of backing you using.

AUSTIN RAGOTZKIE
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7/30/14 9:34 AM CST
Yes they probably have that many 7 color rods. Or they ran one down the chute. Also NBK stands for natural born killer. It's a spoon, and usually a pretty productive one. I prefer the michigan stinger version but several companies make that color.


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