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theosl1
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4/12/14 7:35 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Left out of McKinley @ 6AM. Truck and trailer suffered no damage (sorry to here about south shore) SLOW today 2 for 3 all on spoons 2 in @ 14' of water. Both dipseys went off @ loc 25' .3 color took last one when rain started.

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4/12/14 12:05 PM CST
Now I normally don't start off post like this, but I wanted to give a special shout out to the South Shore Coward of the Week. -Thank you to the guy with his friend and kid in the pre 2003 Burgandy F150 with the 18 foot two tone black and gray lund, who backed into my truck and left part of your tail light in my bumper. It's nice to know that you set such a great example for your friend and child by as quickly as possible throwing your gear in the bottom of your boat and running away instead of being responsible for your actions. - On to my report. Went 1/4 today putting around the harbor and enjoyed the beautiful fishing conditions until the rain started. Great day aboard The ThunderSmelt. Looking for many more to come. - All Piers in at South Shore.

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4/11/14 4:18 PM CST
As of 2 days ago, no piers in at South Shore.

Funny how they can open the county park golf courses (all of them) on Wednesday but it takes an act of congress to get the piers in. Wish I knew what their policy is on that. They should shove the piers in the day after the ice is gone. I'm sure they'll be in for the summer boating season, but who cares about fishermen?

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4/11/14 4:10 PM CST
Looking for some confirmations from other anglers:

Are the piers in at SouthShore?

Thanks.

John.Rennpferd
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4/10/14 9:10 PM CST
No piers in at McKinley; stopped on my way home from work to check. There were closed for the season signs up over at the deli still, and the guard shack was still boarded up.

I took a gander into the marina and there were still some fairly good chunks of ice floating around by the slips.

It did appear though that people were launching without the piers in.

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4/10/14 3:57 PM CST
I looked on LakefrontCam.com and was only able to pick out two piers in the parking lot at Mckinley. Can anyone confirm if the county placed at least one pier in the drink at Mckinley?

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4/7/14 10:41 AM CST
Went out Saturday and went 0 for 3. We started out jigging in the gaps. We lost 3 in the main gap and decided to troll instead. It was nice and calm and when i checked the forecast before we went out, it said West winds 9mph or less. So i thought, lets cruise down to the oak creek power plant and troll back to Milwaukee (We had a lot of time to kill). Nothing after 2 hours of trolling and then the wind shifted and came out of the SSE and started to pick up. Needless to say, we knew we needed to get going quick! We were good for about 5 minutes and then the caps and rollers picked up. It was a long, slow, and sketchy ride back to the south shore break wall in our 16.7 Foot alumacraft. I am very cautious on the big pond and days like Saturday remind me just how fast things can change out there. Of course by the time we got back in the harbor the water had turned to mud and we hung it up for the day.

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3/31/14 6:31 AM CST
Took the ThunderSmelt down to south shore yesterday but with the strong cold south winds, no waders, no piers, and poor reports we left the boat on the trailer and went steel head fishing instead. Highlight of the day was a group of kids taking hits off their device using a medical oxygen mask.

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3/28/14 3:04 PM CST
Vacume seal them in a mason jar,,same as you would food, most vac machines have lines for doing jars now, they'll last as long as food does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3/28/14 2:57 PM CST
I double-wrap the foil-wrapped sacs in small plastic bags like Toyman. I don't go often so I want cured spawn to last a couple years without freezer burn...

I'd been told (with good results) that the best foil is the thinner stuff used in hair styling. It can be wrapped tighter without the little foil wrinkles that create air pockets which lead to freezer burn. Reynolds Wrap is heavier and can't be wrapped as tightly.

That thin foil is cheap. It can be bought at a beauty-supply store....(edited for non-PC content)

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needtofishmore
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3/28/14 2:09 PM CST
Toyman is spot on. I'll add that if you can GENTLY vacuum seal them once they're frozen they'll last a long time.

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3/28/14 1:51 PM CST
IF bought from bait shop they are already wrapped in foil and if you did em yourself you should wrap in foil. I put mine in freezer bag then put in another freezer bag for extra protection. last 2-3 years like that. loose brown eggs that ARE NOT CURED just fresh frozen after made into sacs are best for the browns. only 2 spots on wall better get there early!

fisherman91923
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3/28/14 1:43 PM CST
This is my first time going to Michigan but can anyone tell me how to store spawn sacs? Like in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or what?

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3/28/14 1:27 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Welcome to spring. I got out on Wednesday and it was blown out. Winds from the south, 2ft waves in the harbor and dirty water. Good trial run for my friends small boat. Sounds like it's going to be a busy weekend in the harbor based on the chatter. Good luck everyone. This is more of a test post, finally got an account to represent my guide service.

Can't wait to get the big boat in the water and chase some Coho.

Big shout out to my P dock friends. I'll see you guys soon.

Captain Bill

banjominnow99
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3/28/14 11:42 AM CST
+1

I know it's been a hard winter and guys want to come into town to get the boat wet but, if it were me, I would leave the boat at home and ice fish for browns right now. Still plenty of ice. You won't get the quantity of bites obviously but it beats the hell out of fighting for a real estate by the discharge in 3 foot rollers and NE winds. Even if you get to the discharge at 3AM, you're going to be A___oles to elbows with other guys by 5 and that spot is very localized (i.e. your numbers go down drastically the farther from the discharge you get). In short, the discharge sucks the big one, especially on the weekends.

We've caught several browns thru the ice this season as big or bigger than the ones you've seen pictured on this thread/you tube links. Give it a try if the wind isn't favorable. It's a blast and way less of a hassle until weather conditions become more favorable.

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