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boattech
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8/2/15 8:05 AM CST
LOC= line on counter referring to dipsy divers

Fishyone
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8/2/15 7:59 AM CST
Newbie at trolling here - trying to learn and understand some of the lingo and acronyms. (After my last question, I'm almost afraid to ask another.)First I want to say thanks to all of you willing to share info and help out the newbies and promote the sport of fishing. That is what helps to make this a great site. Reading through reports, I often see "LOC". I initially thought that referred to "Lengths of Color" in regards to leadcore line but recently I've seen several reports that refer to "110 loc" or "125 loc" and a few posts down "90 loc". Since this would equate to 900 yards, obviously this is not "Lengths of Color" of leadcore line since there is probably not a reel big enough to accommodate that much line. So my ? is - what is "loc"???

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8/2/15 7:44 AM CST
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/165022426.html

Brew City cap.

Dr. of Fishingology
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8/1/15 11:13 PM CST
My rant was not directed at Banjo persay. It was directed at the folks who follow the HERO season mantra mentality. Sorry to offend. My apologies.

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8/1/15 10:34 PM CST
DR Fish - Wow..no one including Banjo was saying trolling/locating was easy. Might want to re-read the post you ripped. too many quick to draw on this site..take a deep breath- fishing should be fun.

banjominnow99
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8/1/15 10:31 PM CST
I don't think you read that right, doc. Probably better to go back to reports.

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FISHING REPORT
8/1/15 10:07 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Tried same places we caught kings yesterday. .. nada. Went out to 90 fow and marked no bait or fish. Came back in to 35 fow and managed two big browns, 1 on bite me elmo on 4 color and other on dipsey/chartreuse spoon 90 loc (small dipsey). Crazy temp changes and all bait tight to bottom up shallow. Fish are moving daily.

Dr. of Fishingology
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8/1/15 9:26 PM CST
What a childesh thing to say that trolling is easy. There is an art to running boards, leadcore, riggers and dipsi all at the same time. Paying attention to current (both surface and subsurface), wind direction, gps speed (surface and at ball), water temperature (surface and thermocline), lattitude & longitude etc...shall I digress? In comparison to jigging for kings which is really an art? Trolling takes years...decades to perfect. Jigging for kings can be perfected in a 4 hour chartered trip with a decent guide. Really? Stick to what you know and don't talk smack.

banjominnow99
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8/1/15 9:12 PM CST
Hero season: Bass fishermen who wait for west winds to sit in a 100 yard area in the north and main gaps and catch salmon with darters and zips so they can take pictures and tell everyone how trolling for kings is easy and not real fishing.

I love jigging for kings I really do. And there's an art to it for sure. No question about it. But I call it hero season sorry.

14#walleye
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8/1/15 8:05 PM CST
Any results from the brew city tournament?

Fishyone
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8/1/15 7:49 PM CST
Sorry - nota report but a question; A comment below stated "Don't troll the gaps during hero season"

What is HERO season???

crooked:hooker
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FISHING REPORT
8/1/15 3:00 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Fished after work last night (fri) late start. Set up by 7:45 north of the towers then headed south. Marked good bait and lots and lots of hooks. No consistent patter fish were scattered from top to bottom. Trolled mostly 50 to 60 fow between the towers and st. Marys. Went 4/4 2.5 hrs all kings two 4 year old screamers! One on 7 color green glow easter egg, one on blue raider rigger dwn 46ft. And two on dipsey ff bull frog.@ 80loc. South Shore cleaning station was closed on our return, wife was not happy! Blue moon fever! Lol Big Smile

Musky IL
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8/1/15 1:15 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
8 for a few more losses? 6 Kings, 1 Brown, 1 Coho 4 guys, casting then trolling. Kings and a Coho came casting very early. Bite was the shortest it has been all week and the cold water (and clod to the touch fish)are gone. Bait left the area before light and only a few boats around us were on it when it happened. Again, short n quick. Most on gulp n darter jig. Trolling we caught the Brown and a small King on the same exact setup I have been using.

2 dipsy @ 34' Blue Knight and Dragonfly 1 rigger SWR Blue Knight 14' down 1 rigger 24' down 40' back Dragonfly 2 Boards 3 color Dragonfly and a Blue Knight

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8/1/15 5:33 AM CST
We decided to try the early shallow bite setting lines around 4AM 35 fow. We had 5 lines in and mono board #3 glow J fires, then 3 color mag glow Orange Easter Egg followed by 25’ rigger and mag Fuzzy Bluetail. JPlug first to the net then the other two got crossed and cut off the 3 color. Landed the rigger fish and could see my lighted board and no other boats around so pulled the dipsy and chased it down. Lucky we didn’t have much left in the water so made some crazy turns and managed to net the boat. Hand lined the fish to the boat and it straightened out the swivel before we could get it into net range.

We starting resetting and mono #3J fired again before we could get them out. Doubled with Mag Blue Knight 20’ rigger. Got them in and 3 color Grey Ghost J followed by 5 color Bluetail. Doubled again with Bluetail rigger and mono #3J but mono J escaped. 4 color Mag Blue Knight next then 40loc smoke dodger/Seahawk. I didn’t get all the lines set until 6AM and only 2 bites after that. It was a great start and a beautiful day and my crew was happy to keep trolling looking at the bait and frequent hooks waiting for one more to bite. If it’s only chins in the neighborhood some days they just won’t go again until evening so last 4 hrs not a bump. Ended 10 for 12 all chinooks.

Figuring where we fished would not be an option for Saturday moved to Bender and launched at 0345. We tried 45fow early then into 30’ and finally 18’ down to just short of Wind PT. Turned back and worked 35fow and didn’t get out first bite until 0920 by power plant, a nice bow on 25’ on a Kirk Harm’s multi-taped Kevorkian. Shortly the other rigger took a nice king on Blue Knight and then NBK took another bow 3set 70loc. 3 color Mag Orange Easter Egg a brown then 5 color Hud missed something. Full moon fishing, nothing during prime time and 5 hours of nadda then 4/5 in <1hour. We picked up a nice 12# brown on 3 color Raider double crush orange. Then the gusts up to 30mph out of the NW got to be a bit much. We were sure happy to be near shore and landing was to the south.

The #3 Js were extended glows that I painted and glow a color similar to the Blue Knight. I took some of my mag glows and Js into a dark room and black lit then and picked out those that looked a lot like Blue Knight. I don’t know why that color is so hot but it is. I just wish I could remember where I bought the glow paint a few yrs ago.

There was a lot of bait and hooks in the shallows early that didn’t bite. Despite all the west winds the water was warmer than previous days and those who fished near Wind Point said it slowed fishing. Hard to figure how that happened but probably currents. Fishing was not what we hoped for and about the same for others. For multiple reasons crew and I elected to skip Brew City and headed home.

Grey Beard

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8/1/15 3:24 AM CST
I'm from the Green Bay area and I was wondering if the jig fishing is getting to be pretty good down in the Milwaukee area? It's about a two hour drive so I was just curious if it would be worth the drive. I don't have a big boat at all. It's just a 17.5 foot flat bottome with a 30 horse jet drive so I can't really go in big open water for these kings and browns. So jigging is really my only option to do so. If anyone would be willing to send me a PM with tips on where to go that would be phenomenal.

Thanks, Allan.

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