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2 man limit from 6:45 or so till 11 am. Crawlers and Gulp on anything orange. Plus a couple of bass.

Used the motor mount electric as a kicker. That thing is fantastic. Nice and quite for stealth mode. Speed was 1.0 to 1.4 mph.

For the day maybe used 1 gal of gas. 1.5 mile out there and then back.


 

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Nice job Mike. As usual, I'm running 16 miles round trip to get my fish when there are fish right out my back door. :banghead3
 

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WALLEYE MIKE said:
2 man limit from 6:45 or so till 11 am. Crawlers and Gulp on anything orange. Plus a couple of bass.

Used the motor mount electric as a kicker. That thing is fantastic. Nice and quite for stealth mode. Speed was 1.0 to 1.4 mph.

For the day maybe used 1 gal of gas. 1.5 mile out there and then back.
Walleye Mike,

I am new to fishing LSC and I went out last night by metro and had nothing but problems with the weeds, so I ran 8 miles out. What do I need to do or use to avoid constantly getting tangled in the weeds?
 

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Hey sorry to hijack a post real quick but I was wondering what you two seasoned lake veterans use for a boat in terms of size and power. I have been planning on building a new boat and would appreciate your input on what an ideal setup would be. Do you guys use the same boat for lsc and deeper water too?
BTW good job on the fish mike. (edit: looks like wcalcaterra is trying to pick your brains too)
 

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Hey sorry to hijack a post real quick but I was wondering what you two seasoned lake veterans use for a boat in terms of size and power. I have been planning on building a new boat and would appreciate your input on what an ideal setup would be. Do you guys use the same boat for lsc and deeper water too?
BTW good job on the fish mike. (edit: looks like wcalcaterra is trying to pick your brains too)
I just purchased a Tracker Pro Guide V16 with a 50hp Merc. Its a 16.5' Deep V.
 

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I was thinking about trying tomorrow the area where Lake St. CLair and the Detroit River meet. I heard the dumping ground is pretty popular.

Which would be better: Putting in at St. Jean or driving further up to Metro and boating down? I'm heading from Dearborn.

Any advice will be welcome.:help:
 

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El Diablo said:
Hey sorry to hijack a post real quick but I was wondering what you two seasoned lake veterans use for a boat in terms of size and power. I have been planning on building a new boat and would appreciate your input on what an ideal setup would be. Do you guys use the same boat for lsc and deeper water too?
BTW good job on the fish mike. (edit: looks like wcalcaterra is trying to pick your brains too)
I got 2 boats and they are equal on the lake. 18ft deep-v Tracker/125hp and 9.9hp kicker and a 22 ft. Crestliner with cuddy.

I would go with atleast a 16ft with a 75hp. Good all around size and power.
 

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Walleye Mike,

I am new to fishing LSC and I went out last night by metro and had nothing but problems with the weeds, so I ran 8 miles out. What do I need to do or use to avoid constantly getting tangled in the weeds?
Really didn't have much problem with the (surface)weeds. It was pretty clean out there. Just a few hung up here and there.

I did run inline boards off my side of the boat. Had 3 fish in the first 20 min.
 

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Thanks wcalcaterra.
I'm thinking of building the widebody version of the Tolman skiff.
http://www.alaska.net/~tolmanskiffs/
I want my next boat to be a good all around bigger boat for trolling walleye/salmon/musky. The Tolman is pretty light and seaworthy but I was wondering if it might be too much boat.
 

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Just saw your post Mike. Thanks for your input. Sounds like a deep-v is the way to go. Thanks for listing length and power ideals.
 

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Really didn't have much problem with the (surface)weeds. It was pretty clean out there. Just a few hung up here and there.

I did run inline boards off my side or the boat. Had 3 fish in the first 20 min.
So were you out infront of metro? I was out infront of Ginos in 10fow and I was dragging weeds from the bottom the whole time.

I had a bottom bouncer and crawler harness on.
 

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just clip the tops of the weeds that are on the bottom, don't drag through them. the fish will come out and ambush. can't really do anything about the tall weeds or floating weeds if they are in there.
 

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weed growth in tight by Gino's is always heavier. try lining yourself upwith beacon cove and troll between the sailboat ramp and the pointe. weed growth isnt too bad there and its usually productive.

how big are the bootom bouncers you are using and how fast are you trolling?
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So were you out infront of metro? I was out infront of Ginos in 10fow and I was dragging weeds from the bottom the whole time.

I had a bottom bouncer and crawler harness on.
 

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So were you out infront of metro? I was out infront of Ginos in 10fow and I was dragging weeds from the bottom the whole time.

I had a bottom bouncer and crawler harness on.
Sounds like you were dragging you harenesses. I was using 1/4 oz of weight(inline) 30-50 behind the boat
 

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I really think the electric is the way to go specially in shallow water. Those walleye spook easy (Unless you have a 4 stroke). Also nice not having to suck in fumes all day. I would definetly buy a auto-pilot on my next one standing up front is a little challenging on those rough days.

Hey mike how deep were you?
 

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i hear ya milldoo. i bought an electric bow mount last year and i am kicking myself for not buying an auto pilot. i never thought about using it for trolling, that what i use for now 90% of the time. i am going to look for them in the offseason to go on sale.
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MillDoo said:
I really think the electric is the way to go specially in shallow water. Those walleye spook easy (Unless you have a 4 stroke). Also nice not having to suck in fumes all day. I would definetly buy a auto-pilot on my next one standing up front is a little challenging on those rough days.

Hey mike how deep were you?
 

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Radiohead,

I have a minnkota AP 55lb 12v if you are interested PM me.

Chris
 

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radiohead said:
weed growth in tight by Gino's is always heavier. try lining yourself upwith beacon cove and troll between the sailboat ramp and the pointe. weed growth isnt too bad there and its usually productive.

how big are the bootom bouncers you are using and how fast are you trolling?
Brian
1oz. and I am trolling around 1-1.3mph
 

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Radiohead,

I have a minnkota AP 55lb 12v if you are interested PM me.

Chris
I have a 42lb 12V Minkota, but thanks
 

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i think he was talking to me about the Minn Kota.

I usually use 3/4 oz over in that area. if you are in heavy weeded areas switch over to inline weights or splitshots so you can skip along the tops of the weeds.

Brian


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I have a 42lb 12V Minkota, but thanks
 
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