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  1. Warm Water Species Fishing
    Hello, I live on a deep clear lake and I want to start trolling for walleye, pike, and trout. I have a pontoon. Any suggestions on rods? Do I need special line or reels? I'm going to use deep diving Crankbaits. Should I use an outrigger? Looking for specific brands/selections. Thank you.
  2. Fishing Stuff
    1 Mast with line and 2 Collapsible Big Boards (not sure of make). Pick up in Macomb, MI. $300
  3. Fishing Stuff
    Hello, I have (2) Traxstech dovetail base mounts with Down East S-17 rods holders (AKA “old salty”) excellent condition, used for Muskie trolling prop wash rods. $60 each. Camera is not working on phone, will upload pictures today when able to use the wife’s camera! St Clair Shores Thanks for...
  4. 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
  5. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Launched from Harley Ensign in the late morning in the relatively calm and very sunny conditions. Worked close to launch most of the day, including along the breakwalls and docks up the river a bit, where there was a thin layer of ice early, which was gone later. Dragged big baits, often pumping...
  6. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Good pike action trolling Lake St. Clair yesterday, which was actually Sunday. Days have been all mixed up lately. Launched at Harley Ensign. Got about 8 or 9 (lost count), mostly around 30 inches, a fat 32 incher the biggest. Running high was the ticket, more so than speed, though most...
  7. 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...
  8. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    After re-rigging my boat from rowing mode to motor mode, including the painstaking process of completely re-rigging my electrics, so the one that can go full throttle in reverse was on the long leads to the double batteries in parallel, I decided to head out, even though it was rather late and I...
  9. Fishing Stuff
    Two Roberts portable downriggers with mounts for sale with weights. $50 each or both for $75.
  10. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Hit the mid-river, trolling for ‘eyes, pike, or whatever else might crash the party Saturday afternoon -- which didn't feel much like a Saturday. Seems all the days are the same now. Finally broke through after a few outings that had been slow, to put it mildly; and got pretty much non-stop...
  11. Fishing Stuff
    Two folding planer boards, $100
  12. Cold Water Species Fishing
    In May I am going to fish some harbors in Lake Huron for Splake. I am 100% ignorant about fishing for them. There is surprisingly little info on the web. Any advice is appreciated.
  13. Fishing Stuff
    8 replacement rear pin assembly sets, used like new. Comes with stainless components and nylon pins. Fits the TX-6, TX-12, TX-22, TX-24 boards. Upgraded to stainless, never used braid with these boards, only mono so there's no marks, like new. Asking $3/ea or $20 for all, free shipping
  14. 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...
  15. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Launched from Harley Ensign (S River) for a later afternoon/evening outing, and man it was a clown show, what with rush traffic, having forgotten to set up some things, then finding out the motor I just got back for the shop had its throttle misaligned as attempted to start it. But I got enough...
  16. Detroit River and Lake Erie
    Got out on the afternoon of Cinco de Mayo for some structure trolling mid-river, and managed a nice limit, including 3 in the 24 to 26 inch range, after losing lots of fish and dealing with many technical difficulties. Got about 6 or 7 altogether, and would definitely have caught the first that...
  17. Boating and Boat Rigging
    Took the boat out for the first trip of the year and the trolling motor (w/ I pilot) would not work. It would turn left and right but the most the prop would do was turn a rotation or two and stop. I could hear it click on when I would turn the motor on and off but nothing was happening...
  18. 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...
  19. Boats and Watercraft
    16 ft Grumman aluminum fishing boat-1996. Great boat for the Detroit River or inland lakes. Completely equipped and ready to fish!! -40 hp Johnson motor (2 stroke with two fuel tanks) -24volt foot controlled Electric trolling motor with deep cycle batteries 1.5 years old (dual bank charging...
  20. Warm Water Species Fishing
    My wife and I are heading up to Arcadia and I have a few questions about the area for fishing. I am new to the area and any advice would be greatly appreciated. A. Is there a public boat launch for Arcadia Lake B. I see a lot of articles on Crystal lake but what is the boat/jet ski traffic like...
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