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    I switch all my spoons to singles, but you better...

    I switch all my spoons to singles, but you better make sure that they are sharp! I sharpened or switched out hooks on over 350 baits this spring and was amazed at the amount of new hooks that were...
  2. Thread: Perch

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    Its been a few weeks, but with a dozen people on...

    Its been a few weeks, but with a dozen people on the boat, I fished f, g, b & h. The last 20 min I drifted near h and with very little wind and caught more in that 20 min than the rest of the trip,...
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    I agree 100%
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    Plus mono is more buoyant. So even if they were...

    Plus mono is more buoyant. So even if they were the same diameter, braid would go deeper.
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    I think at 1.5-1.8 sog u r running way too slow!...

    I think at 1.5-1.8 sog u r running way too slow! I was running 2.2 - 2.6 a month ago. I have been doing drift n cast at work, but if I was doing a trolling trip I would start at 2.6 and go faster til...
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    If i buy new one i buy glo in the dark or clear....

    If i buy new one i buy glo in the dark or clear. I buy any color used & paint most of them black. If u are buying new slide divers r worth the money. You can go on the luhr jensen/ rapala site and...
  7. Thread: Drift

    by captainshotgun
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    Casting

    I took a limit of 138 casting near Green Island friday afternoon in about 4 hours of fishing time.
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    I run bandits & spoons on the same line with a 3...

    I run bandits & spoons on the same line with a 3 way swivel. Up to 3.3 mph
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    Drawbridge marina in PC has emerald shiners

    Drawbridge marina in PC has emerald shiners
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    That being said. When I first started fishing...

    That being said. When I first started fishing dipseys in the early ‘80s I could only buy orange dipseys & they worked!
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    Black or clear for eyes. Glow in the dark or...

    Black or clear for eyes. Glow in the dark or watermelon for steelies
  12. Thread: perch

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    Very few. Not worth even trying

    Very few. Not worth even trying
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    Always keep your baits above the marks. If the...

    Always keep your baits above the marks. If the fish are really high you won’t even get a mark because of the diameter of sonar cone right under the boat may only be a few inches. If you are not...
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    In normal clarity I use a 6’ leader. Longer if...

    In normal clarity I use a 6’ leader. Longer if the water is really clear. The trick on telling whether you have a fish on or not is to use matching rods, at least on 1 side of the boat. The one that...
  15. Thread: G can

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    G can

    Took 9 today E of G can casting. 6 hrs dock to dock out of PC. Had to be on the bottom
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    They make good spares in case u lose a big board....

    They make good spares in case u lose a big board. I had a lot of trouble with them surging & flipping in bigger waves. You might try weighting them on the bottom somehow. It might help
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    40 years ago when fisherman first started to use...

    40 years ago when fisherman first started to use planer boards on Erie they were pretty popular. They made them in triples too. They dont pull out to the side nearly as far as as good wooden boards,...
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    Kelleys

    Caught them S & SE of Kelleys 2 Sat ago. ProKings on dipsys. During that blow. 2 men 9 fish
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    8 in the box. I short. Yesterday. Lee side of...

    8 in the box. I short. Yesterday. Lee side of Kelleys. Laid down pretty good by evening.
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    I have a 25' chriscraft that I trailer with a...

    I have a 25' chriscraft that I trailer with a half ton pickup. It is 28' overall. 32' from tongue to prop. Very heavy, over 5500 lb when loaded. Not counting the trailer weight. I went from a steel...
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    I have seen plenty of waterfleas trolling in the...

    I have seen plenty of waterfleas trolling in the central basin, but never saw it affect the bite. But from your pics, that is what it looks like.
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    Could they be freshwater jellyfish?

    Could they be freshwater jellyfish?
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    Thanks for the post rick3

    Thanks for the post rick3
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    W sister today

    5 keepers, 5 shorts today. No trash. 1 on tsticks, all the rest on pro kings behind dipseys or in tandem with tsticks. Had to go 3.2 to get them. W of the island. Algae Getting pretty bad in places....
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    Where was this?

    Where was this?
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