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  1. South West Michigan Streams and Rivers
    I am new to Michigan and to salmon fishing. Today I was fishing at the Rouge River throwing the usual egg imitations and in-line spinners, but was catching nothing. No bites. I thought I had tried everything I could when I threw on a Beetle Spin of all things. I threw it into a deep hole near a...
  2. Fishing Stuff
    Hello, I have (2) Daiwa X50 SHA conventional reels with brand new 50 lb yellow power pro line. Great for Lead core/Copper setups. In good condition. St Clair Shores Area. $140/both. Thanks for looking!
  3. North West Michigan Streams and Rivers
    Hey guys I got a few questions. Ive heard that there is a summer run of wild salmon in northern Michigan. I was wondering if you could use typical salmon gear like flies and eggs to catch them. I was also wondering what my chances are of catching them. I'm not asking for any spots, but if you...
  4. Fishing Stuff
    87 walleye spoons 2",1 3/4" and 1 1/2". All are in perfect condition,with sharp hooks. $95 for all.
  5. Fishing Stuff
    Fish Hawk TD for sale. $115. Purchased new early Spring 2020. Very little use on it. Always brought inside the house during fall/winter. Upgraded to an XD unit, will no longer be using this unit. $115
  6. Big Lake Cold Water Fishing Reports
    Looking forward to 2021 2020 was okay in Frankfort hit the Coldwater in August fishing was tough bit my grandson caught his first bigwater king
  7. Upper Peninsula Michigan Streams and Rivers
    Heading to the UP this weekend and was hoping to find some trout, steelhead or salmon surf casting the rivermouths. Am I too late or too early? Definitely headed to the north shore. Any advice would be welcome. Am mostly thinking about west of Munising. Thanks in advance and cheers!
  8. Warm Water Species Fishing
    Heading up to the Soo next couple weekends going for pinks which I have figured out and Smallmouth which I do not. Looking to be steered in the right direction for smallmouth or what type of water, structure, depth, etc I should be fishing? Also not opposed to a guide if anyone has a...
  9. General Discussion
    Michigan Sea Grant has a new web page with a video and other resources for salmon and trout ID. https://www.michiganseagrant.org/salmonid/ It includes pink salmon, which have been showing up in some odd places this year. Look for large, oval-shaped spots on a forked caudal (tail) fin. Pinks...
  10. Boats and Watercraft
    2018 Lund 1650 Rebel SS XS FOR SALE. Boat was purchased new in 2019 and only has been used for two summers. REDUCED $21,500 OBO. Mercury 60 [26 Hours]. Mooring cover, 3 seats, Lowarnce fish finder, stainless steel ladder, trolling motor (Minn Kota), livewell, rod holders and large rod locker...
  11. North West Michigan Streams and Rivers
    I know that this year due to the pandemic the DNR ended up pulling the Little Manistee Weir grates and not doing egg take. Does anyone know if they plan to operate the Little Manistee Weir this fall? I called the hotline and it has not been updated since March. In contrast I called the...
  12. Cold Water Species Fishing
    Anybody know of any local salmon and trout tournaments going on this year on lake michigan? not looking for the big tournament trail ones just small amuetuer ones for me and my buddies to join. thanks
  13. Big Lake Cold Water Fishing Reports
    Hey there. I just bought my first boat a few weeks ago and I’ve been wanting to get out to Saugatuck to try for steelhead and salmon. My grandfather and I used to fish out there regularly when I was a young child, but haven’t been out there in probably 6 years. How is the fishing out there...
  14. Cold Water Species Fishing
    Anyone own this rod? If so, what are your opinions on it and what techniques do you use this rod for? Also, would this rod be able to handle chinook salmons ranging from 15-25 lbs?
  15. Fishing Stuff
    Precision Trolling 7th Edition Troll er's Bible. Most sought after of the Troller's Bible editions. Used, good condition -- Plasticized paper cover & inside pages -- No rips or tears, dog-eared or missing pages -- However about 1/3-1/2 of the back pages do have some light mildew...
  16. Big Lake Cold Water Fishing Reports
    Just finished up our annual salmon trip to Ludington and once again had a blast. Saturday was spent mostly prepping for the next few days so not much to report. Sunday the wind and storm limited us to staying in PM lake. Saw around a dozen fish caught. Half jigging, half trolling but...
  17. Fishing Stuff
    I have a wide assortment of salmon rigs I am getting rid of and also an almost new salmon/muskie net. (2) Shimano Talora 8' wire rods with roller eyes/roller tip with Diawa SG47LCA Sealine reels spooled with wire. $425 for the pair (1) Browning Silaflex 10' dipsy rod with a Diawa 57LC reel...
  18. Fishing Stuff
    Various sizes and brands $15 per lot of four lures (as shown). OR $60 for all plus actual shipping I accept PayPal
  19. General Discussion
    So I started trolling the big lake on my own last year and did not do great, but I caught a few and learned a ton. This year I am adding leadcore. I have 2 downrigger rods 2 diver rods and 4 rods for boards. I plan on making all four board rods leadcore. Right now I am thinking 2, 3, 5, and 7...
  20. Tackle Talk
    Hey all, the tackle bug bit me again and I'm thinking what, if any, heavier fly rod to get. I'm not a fly tackle only guy but got into it out of necessity for picky trout. If I'm comfortable with spinning/baitcasting tackle, is there a reason to have a heavier fly rod as well? I'm a so-so fly...
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