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by vano397
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Important Bruce Memorial Info
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Important Bruce Memorial Info

Brad Moskal caught a fish... I only got to fish a couple hours in the afternoon, one solid rip, but didnt stay pinned. Sounds like the story of the day for most i chatted with. Enjoyed chatting at lunch with many that were there.
by vano397
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Important Bruce Memorial Info
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Important Bruce Memorial Info

We are planning to meet at Charlton Park around noon. Hope to see you all there.
by vano397
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muskegon and Mona Lakes
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Muskegon and Mona Lakes

Growth potential is certainly theu the roof!
by vano397
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muskegon and Mona Lakes
Replies: 8
Views: 554

Re: Muskegon and Mona Lakes

I haven't had any luck on Muskegon, but haven't given much effort yet. The couple times I have been there the bait has been absolutely scattered, which makes for a difficult time maintaining confidence. Hopefully a couple people on here that fish it more often can chime in?!? Incidental catches on M...
by vano397
Wed May 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phantom softtail vs squirrelly Hellhound
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: Phantom softtail vs squirrelly Hellhound

Not sure if my thinking or logic are correct, but it works in my feeble mind... I like hellhounds because you can get a really wide glide, the tail on them slows that down, and reduces that advantage. If that is what the particular situation calls for they are my go to. I like phantom softails becau...
by vano397
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motorized boating banned until May 1
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: Motorized boating banned until May 1

Interesting take here, but just a few short years ago this order would have only affected the majority of this group for a few days at the end of the month and wouldnt have put an ounce if impact in lake st clair fishing or UP seasons. Just a reminder that tho it stings to be told you can't do somet...
by vano397
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social distancing!!! Please read!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Social distancing!!! Please read!!!

A friend was just down in detroit [smilie=brickwall.gif] and as he was taking out police were at the launch confronting everyone with more than 1 person in the boat. They aren't messing around anymore...
by vano397
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: muskie story
Replies: 17
Views: 3054

Re: muskie story

Good read! Thanks Duke
by vano397
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reels for big blades
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Reels for big blades

I've used the Okuma, Daiwa lexa and all the shimanos for blades, and agree with Matt. Tranx 400 is a great all around reel. I am not an enormous fan of the power handle on the high gear, and have replaced the plastic/metal knob with a rubber oval-ish knob from a curado 300 ej, and it works well. But...
by vano397
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can we go fishing?
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: Can we go fishing?

Here is the post from the DNR... We've received some questions concerning the activity of fishing following the recent "stay home, stay safe" order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The order given today stated that individuals may still engage in outdoor activities while following proper social distance ...
by vano397
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banquet 14 inch Suick paint job.
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Re: Banquet 14 inch Suick paint job.

Dark Copper back and gold perch. Orange under the chin, creamy white belly. Keyhole shaped vent.
by vano397
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Muskie Fisherman / Fall Trolling
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

Re: New Muskie Fisherman / Fall Trolling

Like with casting, fish often like change of direction. Baits like streetwalkers do a lot of that on their own... others need help, by constantly controling the boat, s patterns and speed changes, etc. Figuring out if they are in weeds or open water is the hardest part for me sometimes, and usually ...
by vano397
Mon May 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MI-DNR Volunteers Needed
Replies: 18
Views: 5336

Re: MI-DNR Volunteers Needed

Will Schultz wrote:
Steve S wrote:Thank-you to everyone who participated . What was the story on the two no tagged.
16 acoustic transmitters and 18 fish, those two lucked out and didn't have surgery.
Did they floy tag them anyway?
by vano397
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top producer
Replies: 18
Views: 5455

Re: Top producer

swanezy wrote:
Also rubber of all kinds
Never had a ton of luck with rubber. And now that my kids are constantly busy, having time to work on all this is proving dufficult...
by vano397
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top producer
Replies: 18
Views: 5455

Re: Top producer

Not sure the top one, but double digits on a holo perch 10" suick, and a firetiger super shad rap... each on at least 3 different lakes too!