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    Default Fishing with the Morris Crew...Jeff, Jeffery, and Christian 8/23/2021

    I had to be extra quiet this morning, because my sister and brother-in-law, who were staying with me over the weekend, and are not used to getting up as early as I am, were still sleeping. It messed with my routine a bit, but, seeing and spending quality time with them, was worth every kink in my neck from sleeping on Dexter's couch for the past three nights. lol


    I told my crew I would pick them up at the White Caps Motel at 5:45, but when I arrived 10 minutes early, they were already standing outside waiting on me to arrive. After the usual greetings and putting their stuff in the boat, they jumped in the truck, and we headed through town towards Marblehead.


    The boat and truck were already gassed up...so, we only needed ice this morning. We headed to Dempsey's to launch, and were in the water by 6:20. We cut through Bay Point Marina, and headed NE when we got out on the lake.


    The lake was pretty calm at that time, so it was mostly flat with a little ripple going across the top of the surface. The forecast, was calling for wind to pick up a little later in the morning, but it would be nothing to worry about. It was SW to start and then was starting to switch to NW by the time we ended the morning. Waves were never over 2 feet.


    What worked....just about anything worked.


    We set up with Baby Spros (85s), on the port side, behind Off Shore boards, and ran them 120, 100, and 65 back with no weight.
    On the starboard side, we ran a Ripplin Redfin 50/90 w/2oz (total of 140 back...weight on at the 50 mark)
    A #7 Flicker Shad at 40/40 w/2oz
    A Yaleye Mooneye Minnow 35/35 w/20z
    The starboard side eventually was swapped out to Mag 44's at 50/90, 50/75, and 40/40...and, the port side was changed to the Adult Spros (Madeye 120s), because the speed was blowing them out and twisting the line with the Babies.


    Dipsies were set on the zero, two, and three settings and ran spoons.
    The zero setting ran at 45, 50, 54 at different times.
    The two setting ran at 75 and 80 back, and the three setting ran at 90 back.


    Speed was at 2.5mph.


    Everything caught fish! Colors were all over the place too, but the Red Headed Wonderbread took the most.


    It wasn't a slam fest on the keepers, but it was always busy in the boat bringing fish in. A lot of them around Cedar Point are in that group just under 15", so next year, those fish will be nice, healthy keepers. I can't wait.


    Jeff, and his two sons, had a great time. I let them do the netting, since they seemed capable, and they did not disappoint. No one got "fired" from net duty this morning, like they usually do. lol
    I usually don't let customers net, but since they were there to have fun and spend time with each other, I didn't think it would hurt to let them try it. If they lost fish, I don't think they would have cared.


    Jeff told me on the way in that he wants to make this an annual trip, so he can spend this time with his boys for as long as they want to. Jeffery and Christian both agreed to the idea, so that makes me happy!


    I thought I had a trip tomorrow, but I forgot to remove the name that was listed, because he said he came down with COVID, and would be rescheduling for a September trip instead....oops. My bad. Looks like I have an unexpected day off. But, I'm not complaining...I need a good night's sleep tonight.


    My next trip is Wednesday, and my crew is coming in from Wisconsin. John Stanzyk and his crew want to start with perch and then if there's time, they want to try for some walleye.


    Stay tuned....


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    Default Re: Fishing with the Morris Crew...Jeff, Jeffery, and Christian 8/23/2021

    Great report as usual Juls....

    I really look forward to hearing what you have to say!

    You seem to be a master at using Dipsy's for Walleye.

    There seems to be a shortage of #1 Dipsy's at the moment. A big shortage. Apparently the Dipsy #1's are about 4" in diameter.

    I was able to buy two Dipsy "like" Deeper Divers off Ebay, but these are a bit smaller at 92 mm which works out to be about 3 5/8" in diameter.

    Did I make a mistake buying the smaller Deeper Divers or is there not much difference, etc.

    I have heard some people say that they like the Deeper Divers better than the Dipsy's. Since they have no ring, etc.

    They make Dispy's and Deeper Divers in a variety of colors, but I don't recall you saying what colors you use.
    Does that matter?

    Can you shed any wisdom on Dipsy "type" divers?

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    Default Re: Fishing with the Morris Crew...Jeff, Jeffery, and Christian 8/23/2021

    Dave, donít mean to horn in. The Capt. Certainly has much more experience than I. But one thing I do know, regardless of the devices that are used, one needs to know the tested data that proves the depth curve of any device we use. If the divers you bought came with that data, or if it can be acquired, you have high percentage of what you need and they should work just fine to the depths, line lengths, line types, and speeds that are recorded.
    Use the data and your sonar to place your baits where the fish your are targeting are at. Then just keep on learning. This place is one great source of information.

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    Default Re: Fishing with the Morris Crew...Jeff, Jeffery, and Christian 8/23/2021

    Dreamweaver deeper divers dive chart can be found online.
    Iíve been pulling them for a few years now. Havenít had any problems with them. Mine are all black.
    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Fishing with the Morris Crew...Jeff, Jeffery, and Christian 8/23/2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Dipweed View Post
    I was able to buy two Dipsy "like" Deeper Divers off Ebay, but these are a bit smaller at 92 mm which works out to be about 3 5/8" in diameter.

    Did I make a mistake buying the smaller Deeper Divers or is there not much difference, etc.

    They make Dispy's and Deeper Divers in a variety of colors, but I don't recall you saying what colors you use.
    Morning Dave,
    I don't have any experience with the ones you bought. Just try them. I'm sure the packaging came with a dive curve chart for them. As long as the dive curve is correct, you should be able to look at your electronics and see where the fish are hanging out at and target the depth just above them.

    I like plain black ones best.....for no particular reason. I have all kinds of colors, but I always put the black ones on. It's just my preference.
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    Default Re: Fishing with the Morris Crew...Jeff, Jeffery, and Christian 8/23/2021

    Good Morning Captain Juls,

    Thanks everyone for responding.

    These are the ones I bought.
    82 Archives - Dreamweaver Lures
    They have a brief chart on the webpage which I guess is a start.

    I'm using 30 lb Spiderwire braid to connect to the diver. That line is crazy thin. I've always used monofilament in the past.

    I am using some old Penn 209 reels that my Dad gave me and I had to wind some monofilament onto the spool first before I put on the Spiderwire line. Otherwise the drum was way too small in diameter for this high tech braided line.

    Are there any phone apps worthwhile that work with these? Or am I complicating things? I sometimes tend to overthink things.

    So I read that many folks use fluorocarbon line for a leader between the diver and the lure.
    I have a bunch of 20lb Monofilament. Would I be dumb to use that instead of buying some fluorocarbon line?

    I've read that others commonly use black divers as well. I wonder if walleye might try and hit the diver if it is too flashy? That could be counter productive.

    I guess I can paint the ones I have black if they don't work well as they are. Or should I just paint them black and be done with it?

    Thanks, Dave

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    Default Re: Fishing with the Morris Crew...Jeff, Jeffery, and Christian 8/23/2021

    I use 17-20 # mono for the leader because it has some stretch in case a salmon or steely hits it. You can get away with fluoro also but beware the salmonids.
    Rickerd

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    Default Re: Fishing with the Morris Crew...Jeff, Jeffery, and Christian 8/23/2021

    The color of the dipsey is not that important.I would not attempt to paint a dipsey.Would be afraid the paint would affect the mechanism parts of the dipsey.You can use the mono for leader too.No problem using mono.Some guys actually prefer it.

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    Default Re: Fishing with the Morris Crew...Jeff, Jeffery, and Christian 8/23/2021

    The Precision Trolling Data App has the info for the Lure Jensen Size 1 Dipsies for 0,1,2, and 3 settings.

    Pretty sure that other diver you're using is not listed.

    I would not paint them either.

    I use 20# mono (Sunline Supernatural in green....line diameter of .018) It's the same line I use on my trolling rods.

    I use 30# power pro on my dipsey reels....I also use a snubber with my leaders.
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    Default Re: Fishing with the Morris Crew...Jeff, Jeffery, and Christian 8/23/2021

    Thanks for the info everyone.

    So I didn't know that snubbers existed except for dock lines. So I did some googling and reading.

    Juls, do you use the snubbers made by Luhr Jensen? I read on some other old posts that some "make their own" but no details were given??

    I guess the idea is that the snubber allows the fish to take the bait and not have it yanked out of their mouths so quickly so the hook can set?

    So you use Mono on your trolling rods when you are dragging diving lures. But you use braid on your dipsy rods?
    Since I don't have that many rods, I was going to use braid on all of them and use them to pull dipsy's and diving lures.

    Does that sound like a bad idea? I know the braid has very little stretch while the mono is quite stretchy.

    If I use all braid with diving lures (no dispy), am I going to lose a lot of fish?

    Thanks! Dave


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