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About eyebjim

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  • Birthday 11/16/1971

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  1. Algoma

    I just returned from Algoma. We were there for 5 days. The bows are there for the taking but you need to go out 13 + miles to 300-600 fow for numbers. We left the bow action to find kings. We did get into kings in 110 to 130 fow. It was not fast and furious but we were getting 4 to 5 a day. Big ones too. We had 18, 21 and 23 lb kings. Many 12lb, 3 lb and 5 lb. All on downriggers 5 to 20 feet off bottom. White flasher green fly took all. Just finished smoking some kings. Mmmgoood. This was the first time we got into kings this big. Up till now 14 lb was the biggest. All I can say is wow. These fish can fight!
  2. Trolling Rod Holders

    Measure twice cut once.
  3. What is the best raingear?

    I've tried many and was never really happy until I went with a columbia rain jacket and pants.
  4. What are the odds? Lets hear your story...

    This summer I was fishing lake michigan for king salmon and rainbows. We had caught about half of our fish on the one leadcore rod I had with. We were trolling along when all of a sudden the lead core reel started screaming. I ran for the it to get my thumb on the reel before all the line went out and just as I did I watched the line hit the end and go right out the tip of the rod. Gone. I was bummed since this was our best setup and we had another day to fish without any leadcore. Well it was on a planerboard so I thought maybe I can catch up to it. I had 5 other lines out so I turned as quickly as I could without tangling every other line. We then started looking for the planerboard and caught a glimpse of it. We got up to it and it would take off. This happened a few times till we finally caught the planer board. We then pulled in the loose end of the line and fed it back thru the rod guides and into the reel. Denny then reeled in the fish. It was 12.5 lb King Salmon which just happened to be the largest of the trip.
  5. Lead core line setup?

    you will want to tie a backer line to the reel first then the lead. I use power pro usually as it is thin for the weight. I usually use about 50 yards of backer then 5-6 colors of lead. This is for a lake like mille lacs only needing to get to 25-30 feet down.
  6. Lead core

    Go with the dive curve for your crank at the length of your mono leader added to the lead depth.. If it dives to 5-6 ft at 100 ft it may only dive to 1 or 2 ft at 30 ft long.
  7. Southern California Charter

    I went out with newport beach sport fishing last year for a morning half day. They have a good HSOforum with daily fishing reports for each of their boats so you can get a idea of the what they are catching now. The boat was nice. They cooked a very good breakfast burito on the way out and had drinks all for purchase. We went out about 4 miles and fished up and down the coast at various spots. This was not trolling. They anchored and the fishing was basically jigging with a 1-2 oz weight and multiple hooks on the line. It was much like a launch boat on mille lacs but bigger. The fishing for us was not so good but had been good the days before and their fishing report was honest about our lack of fish. The boat did catch some. A guy next to me caught a 3 lb halibut. Several rockfish were caught as well as some others I forget the names of. I caught only 1 small makeral about 8 inches long. Overall it was fun. I would do it again.
  8. That funny you mentioned downriggers. I just rigged my boat with them for a trip out to lake michigan. I wanted to hit a local lake before hitting the big water to make sure everything worked well and to get a feel for them. The downriggers worked great and easy to fish. I fished them at 20 feet with 50 feet of line out behind the release and a 4 inch spoon. This was in 20-25 fow. I thought maybe I'd catch a northern or two. I Picked up a 42 inch musky in less than a hour. What a blast. It was my first musky. kept the fight short and immediately release her. Ended up doing good on lake michigan with many kings and bows. Great now I'm hooked on musky and salmon fishing. And I thought walleye fishing was expensive.
  9. Drift Socks

    I caught a drift sock off the bottom of Mille lacs. It had a harness and all but the float had evidently fallen off. Boy was that thing a fight it opened fully and it was windy out so it took me about 15 minutes or more to bring it. So I would say not all of them float.
  10. Chrismas Lake lawsuit has been thrown out.

    What was this lawsuit about?
  11. Side imaGing

    Good points rawhog. When I got mine I spent a lot of time researching on the internet and then when I got it I hooked it up to a battery in the garage and spent quite a few hours getting familiar with it in demo mode. Demo mode is automatic when there is no transducer plugged in. With this you can get to know the ins and outs of the controls etc and get a good feel for viewing the SI. After that I spent the first couple times out hardly fishing as I was having so much fun exploring the body of water i have been fishing for more than 10 years. I found a lot I did not know about it. I am in no way trying to say it is too difficult for anyone to operate. It is actually fairly simple once you get used to reading the SI and finding how you best like to use it. Taking the time to get comfortable with it makes it all that much more useful when on the water.
  12. Fish Finder/GPS Unit Recommendations

    It would be helpful if the price range is indicated and what your primary fishing style is. I would highly recommend the side imaging(Humminbird) or structure scan(lowrance). This is very helpful for finding structure to fish and fish as well in many instances. This allows you to see out from each side of the boat up to 300' (100' works better) instead of just below the boat. These are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination but well worth it if you can swing it. I primarily fish for walleye and occasionally fish crappies. I have talked to a number of bass fishermen that also find the SI very useful. There has been a lot of discussion about how bad lowrance service is. I have heard that it is getting better but it would be a cold day... before I'd buy another.
  13. Doesn't the less than 9 inches for a single tackle configuration make most Muskie lures illegal?
  14. Need some help

    Thanks alot now my trees are gone. I liked them.
  15. Speed prop on 1750 Fishhawk 115 Optimax?

    I have a 1750 with a 115 johnson on it. I have a 17 aluminum and a 19 ss. The 19 has less cavitaion issues when trimmed up in corners and gives it about 2-3 mph more but the hole shot sucks. I went back to the 17 al for the hole shot. I would like to try a 17 ss.