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My 11 y.o. and I have an available seat for someone who can help us! We're from the West Side so we don't fish walleye much and am new to The Bay. We're planning on going out of Linwood early Saturday morning but could also do Au Gres. I've got a 18 foot Tracker Deep V. Just need to show up and I'll have the food and drinks!

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Thanks Steelieagw81. I definitely don't go out if it's risky, especially with my guy along.

I forgot to post my cell # so if anyone is interested please call me at 616-485-4611, thanks!
 

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You'd be far better going with someone on their boat. You said you don't fish walleye much and are not familiar with the bay. Someone jumping on your rig would likely be somewhat lost without all his tools. You and your son would be welcomed aboard my boat but not this Sat. because of the blow today and E winds tomorrow. Just the way these old eyes see it.:)

Here is a pic of my 12 yo grandson dreaming of the 25 fish he reeled or netted.

 

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You'd be far better going with someone on their boat. You said you don't fish walleye much and are not familiar with the bay. Someone jumping on your rig would likely be somewhat lost without all his tools. You and your son would be welcomed aboard my boat but not this Sat. because of the blow today and E winds tomorrow. Just the way these old eyes see it.:)

Here is a pic of my 12 yo grandson dreaming of the 25 fish he reeled or netted.


It's okay Frank, we know he reeled em all in for you ;)
 

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It's okay Frank, we know he reeled em all in for you ;)
Chris, You are correct. I reel in an occasional fish but would rather see a kid catch my share. Any way you want to look at it those kids are our future.

Andy, My apologies I didn't intend to turn this thread.:)
 

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Frank has a good point and I almost posted the same answer yesterday. Go with someone and take your kid and learn. Or if you are of the means take a charter with Trophy Specialists and then run your boat off the knowledge you get from Mike. Then you will be ready to venture out on your own in the future and know what you need to purchase and how to use it properly. Good luck
 

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Very good advise on this thread to go with someone all set up already. Unless your boat is set up for trolling eyes with planers already? Any pics of your craft? and set up?:) Frank is spot on with knowing your own vessel. Everyones I've been on runs a certain way that works for them, and if your not familiar, it will take a little to get adjusted to tuning in on the fish which is time you could be already catching with someone who has been dialed in:D
 

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I have a 20 ft fairly deep glass boat - with a 130 hp and a 9.9 mercury - have no problem in taking out inexperienced folks. =- I do not usually go on week-ends - being retired, I leave that for those still working.
I have 30 plus years on the bay and usually launch from the mouth at DNR ramp. I normally fish a spoon program - but have used most everything.
I am a bit cautious - always checking the bouy on # 1 on the internet at 0600 before leaving home. I would welcome you on my boat and my phone is 989-859-3435.
 

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Thank you everybody! I do appreciate all the responses and advice. We didn't end up going out and heeded the advice.

My boat does have all the necessary gear as I have planers, all the necessary lures, even trolling mast and big boards. My boat is a Tracker Targa Deep V equipped with a 115 merc. and a trolling motor, radio, bird trees, Rod holders, jet divers, downriggers. I'm all set with the exception of experience, haha!

Killer Instinct, thanks for your offer and I'll reach out to you again and see if we can put something together! Too nice!

Priority One, no problem whatsoever.

Thanks again fellas! May the fish gods shine on you all!
 

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Thank you everybody! I do appreciate all the responses and advice. We didn't end up going out and heeded the advice.

My boat does have all the necessary gear as I have planers, all the necessary lures, even trolling mast and big boards. My boat is a Tracker Targa Deep V equipped with a 115 merc. and a trolling motor, radio, bird trees, Rod holders, jet divers, downriggers. I'm all set with the exception of experience, haha!

Killer Instinct, thanks for your offer and I'll reach out to you again and see if we can put something together! Too nice!

Priority One, no problem whatsoever.

Thanks again fellas! May the fish gods shine on you all!
Bottom Bouncers???
 

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Haha....yes, after watching this board for a couple weeks, rest assured there are plenty of 2oz bottom bouncers on my boat, along with some 1oz and 3oz.
 

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ajarns,

I was also going to head over but the wind changed my plans, I like to take sick days and head over during the week, weekends I hear can be really busy although if you launch really early that's another choice

Sounds like you made a good choice staying put for your 1st time over
 
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