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    Re: Reeling in a sea gull

    I caught a big one a few years ago in front of the coast guard station at marblehead. I was casting a jig for smallies along the front breakwall. There were hundreds of gull resting above and they...
  2. Thread: bandits

    by Defernaut
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    bandits

    I think we can all agree that bandits are a super walleye bait but there are consequences when using them. Those three treble hooks are troublesome. I get frustrated untangling them from the landing...
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    Those midges can be annoying and drive you nuts,...

    Those midges can be annoying and drive you nuts, that's for sure. I keep a couple of light weight head nets on board. just keeping them out of your face and ears will allow you to continue fishing...
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    The walleyes are still there. fished tues and wed...

    The walleyes are still there. fished tues and wed in that area and got limits both days. Not big ones by any means but not too many shorts. Bandits 60 to 80 back. chrome huff daddy was good but you...
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    Mazurik closure

    There is a sign posted at Mazurik access announcing a closure of the area starting Monday June 11 thru thurs June 14 to sealcoat the area. I was there today and the parking lot was almost completely...
  6. Thread: Sat Perch

    by Defernaut
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    Last Saturday we caught a two man limit of nice...

    Last Saturday we caught a two man limit of nice perch about half way between mazurik access and the entrance to east harbor channel in 18 fow. we were only about a quarter mile off shore in front of...
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    Great weekend

    With the threat of increasing SW winds all day on Saturday, we looked for perch marks in close to the mainland. Found just what I was looking for closer in than I've ever fished for perch. About 400...
  8. How many times do we say we should move when we...

    How many times do we say we should move when we start getting bit.
  9. Thread: perch bait

    by Defernaut
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    Welcome back W. Those bait stealers are going to...

    Welcome back W. Those bait stealers are going to be in a happy mood after two or three. I'm wondering if you kept the shiners in the alcohol and in the cooler all day if you can simply put the...
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    East of Kelleys

    Set out Tuesday morning for a two day trip. Started with harnesses in about 35 fow east of Kelleys and got a couple keepers but had to move because of the short walleyes. Got to the point where we...
  11. Thread: line change

    by Defernaut
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    line change

    The time has come to change the line on my trolling reels. I have 150 yds of power pro on them backed by mono. Since no more than 40 yds or so has ever been in the water I was thinking I could strip...
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    MBLMIKE, check out the post on June 16, 2017, by...

    MBLMIKE, check out the post on June 16, 2017, by rscotfish. It has a chart showing Lake Erie walleye growth rates.
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    I have been using the same mister twister knife...

    I have been using the same mister twister knife for over 20 years and have filleted uncountable numbers of fish with it. If it starts to get too warm I lay it down to cool off. I just purchased a new...
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    A most unusual week

    Tuesday started trolling bandits N of Kellys in 40 fow. After about 30 minutes with no action we decided to pick up and move. Reeled in all 4 lines and found 3 short walleyes swimming along. Tattle...
  15. Thread: New year

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    New year

    Well, it's new years eve. The wave forecast for today was 10 to 13 footers with gale force winds. I don't mind those little 10 footers but 13 is a bit choppy. The walleyes had the day off. They're...
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    propane or gasoline?

    I am about to purchase a power auger for my son who is an avid ice fisherman. I don't know squat about them and I am wondering whether to buy a gasoline powered one or a propane model. I hope someone...
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    A couple of years ago I was fishing by myself...

    A couple of years ago I was fishing by myself and caught a limit of perch. When I counted them at the cleaning table there were only 29. Since then I always catch one more for good measure. After...
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    Found a good school south of Kelly's on Sunday....

    Found a good school south of Kelly's on Sunday. Many were 9 or so. No jumbos. 3 hour limit. N 41 35.374 W 082 43.721
  19. Glad you had a good time. Hope to make it next...

    Glad you had a good time. Hope to make it next time. Catch any perch?
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    August walleyes

    When my son was a pup I taught him how to fish. Now he teaches me. He had a day available so we drove up. I wanted to fish for perch but he said he would rather stub his toe than fish for perch so...
  21. Thread: catfishing

    by Defernaut
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    Here is something to try I do a lot of casting...

    Here is something to try
    I do a lot of casting for walleyes with weapons. You wouldn't believe how many cats I get
    Tie on a weapon , bait it with a 1 inch piece of nightcrawler , make a long cast,...
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    How much longer do you think the mayflies will be...

    How much longer do you think the mayflies will be around in large numbers? I was up 3 weeks ago and they were just starting. I'm heading up next Monday and I hope they will be gone for the season.
  23. Thread: report

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    report

    After returning from a trip to Marblehead yesterday I can attest to the report that the mayfly hatch is under way and is huge. We struggled. Only 3 keepers in 3 days with many short fish 13 to 14...
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    My wife and I stay at Little Teds cottages in...

    My wife and I stay at Little Teds cottages in Marblehead. $85 a day for two. Clean and a nice fish cleaning area.
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    Fishing Report

    Left Catawba ramp just after 5:30 A.M. and went slowly out to Round reef where we had success a couple of weeks ago. Started jigging in near darkness with no success. Once it got light we saw...
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