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South Shore Fishing Association / Spring Shootout UPDATE
« on: May 14, 2014, 12:16:38 PM »
One of the topics discussed at last night’s SSFA Board Meeting was in regards to the current state of ice conditions on Lake Superior near Marquette and the impact they may have on the annual Spring Shootout.

We came up with three likely scenarios/conclusions:
1. The weather changes and all ice bergs melt. It’s like winter was never here and we go about our Spring Shootout as planned.  We believe this to be very unlikely.
2. The marinas are packed with ice and so is the lake.  In this case we will cancel the Spring Shootout due to unsafe water conditions and presence of pack ice/ice bergs that prohibit us from accessing the lake.  This is definitely possible.  In the event that we do cancel the Spring Shootout we have considered not rescheduling it.  There are two other fishing tournaments already scheduled the following two weekends and we do not want to interfere with either of them.  Three weekends out may be too late for people.
3. The marinas are clear of ice but there are some scattered ice bergs around.  If this happens, we plan to have a MANDATORY delayed start until boaters are able to safely navigate in proper lighting conditions.   If we delay the start time, we will add the time to the end of the day.  This is likely the best case scenario.
The board will be meeting next Thursday (5/22/14) to make the decision. The decision will be made with safety in mind first and foremost. We will post that decision here as well as other social sites to inform as many as possible.

Regardless of the decision made, SSFA board members will still be down in the parking lot (Fish Assoc.) with our trailer to let people know what the final decision was in case they do not see it here on UP Angler.

Inland Lake Fishing / Cold front Muskies
« on: July 29, 2013, 01:24:40 PM »
After canceling Lake Superior trips due to small craft, I figured day off let's go fishing inland.
Even though all my records say don't bother musky fishing a cold front in summer I went. And glad I did fished 11:30am till 3 pm and went 3 for 18, all 3 over 40".I'm sure 18 had some doubles.
It seems every time I'm ill prepaired things go well and visa versa.
My dog came and went crazy every cast wondering why he couldn't fetch my lure, the gopro had no battery left, the remote was not working. Then when the dog did calm down he slept in the net at my feet. Not in the space I left wide open for him.
Here is some bad footage of the 44"er. This one was jumping like crazy and ran hard a couple times. Wish I would've got that on tape.

Off Topic / great reason for a boat survey
« on: April 10, 2013, 09:45:31 PM »
So I bought a boat September 2011, for a fair price did my research on boats and looked at a few and found one
that I liked. I checked every thing very well I thought looking at all the key areas... but not all.
I had it inspected april 2012, and my heart sank to hear the words "bad news" from the inspector. The stringers set off his moisture meter. The inspector said they were not that bad after we drilled a few pilot holes. I knew in the back of my mind that I could never run offshore knowing this and decided to look at my options.
 I choose to replace the wood with a product called sea cast. I did some research and it looked to be the best, and in some sense the easiest ? diffidently not the cheapest. I've got pictures from the renovation hopefully the make sense. On the lucky side the boat is a Baha Cruiser and the engine room/ below deck gives you roughly 36" of working space, which is oddly enough big?
So stats
I started in June 8th and had the boat in the drink july 20th,
est. cost of survey $600  cost of seacast, engine pull and replace, fiberglass, tools and beer $3700
 that's not including time/labor. Or lost fishing time.
I wore a tyvek suit several days usually when it was 90, which made it closer to 130 degrees
I owe thanks to dockside for helping me out on this project or I would've been lost. and thanks to all the locals who kept company.
So short story you should get a survey!
engines removed, know what?

I started by cutting the top off the stringers, tried using a sawsall but that was slow and burning through blades,
but angle grinder was a good choice made quick work.
So next is how to remove wood? I was told chainsaw, plunge cuts and chisel it out OK

This is me 2 days later front port stringer have not gotten far

a few more hours in

And after not getting anywhere and hitting lots of nails with the chainsaw I consulted and it was time to take one wall of each stringer off, and hope to get the wood in a bigger chunks.
It also gives you perspective on what was going on with the stringer. This is forward port/engine mount

this is port aft

that was a good idea it started to move along, same stringer no wood!

the culprit ; the drain holes that led to the bilge was empty caulk tubes with the ends cut off slide into the square
cut outs seen here and then they were glassed in. My question who the F%$* did this not the top of the line guy
water moves through those holes all the time, they are drainage WTF were they thinking.

Here is the front, notice I cut out the bulkhead figured why not do that to just to be safe.

and aft

This is the wall getting glassed back into place, I left it one piece and used wood to space the gap and
clamps to hold the loose wall in place then glassed in. this is the very back port.

I did not take any pics of the pouring of the sea cast, but you mix it with a drywall mixer in a 5gallon bucket and
pour, then it heats up, gets rather toxic and hardens, I would say similar to bondo with fiberglass in it. Here is the front poured and glassed in.

Mid / aft

Then painted engine areas and stringers

And the engines go back in

Thats all I got, it had to be done and now I know why they have people that do surveys.
Just think its money will spent

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Ltb 3 tab shingles
« on: October 10, 2012, 05:19:59 PM »
As title says I'm in need of 1/2 bundle to 1 bundle of green 3 tab shingles to finish porch cover near Marquette - Skandia or close. For some reason they are special order at the box stores? Thanks

Inland Lake Fishing / Opener
« on: May 18, 2012, 09:33:06 AM »
It seemed to be a fair year for me out on the water.
Between the 15th and 16th our totals where:
16 muskies ranging from 29" to 36", 6 pike 4 over 30", and a 12" perch
orange and black seemed to be the best. Now its time to chase down the mothers !

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Boat and Tackle Setups / rocket launcher short? fix
« on: April 19, 2012, 10:12:03 AM »
Launcher built buy previous owner, did a great job just fell "short" of prefect for my comfort.
wondering if there is anyone that has came across it before and or ideas for extending the holders.
I thought of adding a collar/couplink on the outside and extending with same size pipe
or finding a I/D pipe to sleeve the whole original pipe(not sure about capping this though)
or slip a pipe inside to hold a new top on of the same size original pipe ?

and where abouts might one get such stock to do this?

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Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Big Jons downriggers for sale
« on: August 29, 2011, 09:22:24 AM »
I've got 4 Big John electric downriggers 2 swivel, 2 non swivel all with dual rod holders. would like to get $1100 for all 4.

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Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Cooler seat/ yamaha 6.6 fuel tank
« on: July 29, 2011, 10:29:53 AM »
Cleaned out the shed found a few things I don't need:
Cooler seat with back bar $150
yamaha 6.6 fuel tank, no connection hose $30

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Off Topic / Land maps / satellite maps
« on: November 23, 2010, 03:03:45 PM »
Wondering if anyone knows where to get satellite maps that can be printed. I've looked around at the regulars google, daft logic and a few others. Non of which let you print out a satellite image.
Looking to get a few of my property to mark up for hunting,trapping marking deer trails, and so on.
Thought it might be a good idea and hopefully up my odds for next year.
post or pm if you know of something TIA

Off Topic / great BBQ sauce
« on: October 19, 2010, 11:14:11 AM »
Thought I would share my BBQ sauce recipe, since its time for the smoker to start making its money I don't like to many store bought BBQ sauces, they always seem to thick and sugary to me
The sauce works great for pork, and chicken have not tried it with veni, but hopefully it won't be long:
I use a smoker,grill or even a slow cooker

   1 cup prepared yellow mustard
   1/2 cup sugar
   1/4 cup light brown sugar
   3/4 cup cider vinegar
   1/4 cup water
   2 tablespoons chili powder
   1 teaspoon black pepper
   1 teaspoon white pepper
   1/4 teaspoon cayenne
   I also add a dash of hickory smoke salt
Mix all ingredients and simmer for half hour.
For slowcooker I double the recipe and use half of it for the slow cooker base. when its done I just pull the roast out and cook down the sauce from the cooker to get rid of the heavy grease from the meat.
 The sauce starts off sweet and finishes with a kick.

Inland Lake Fishing / My veiw for the weekend
« on: October 12, 2010, 10:19:11 AM »
Booked the small cabin at craiglake for our annual fall trip, and wow did we luck out this year. Fishing was fair, nothing huge, except for Rachel's crappies, she had never caught one before. Had a few big blowups on a top raider but nothing hung on, forgot the pliers so didn't fish to hard for pike, I've had to many hooks in the hands due to small pike. Hope everyone got to enjoy this great weekend! Cheers

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Storage?
« on: September 02, 2010, 10:32:59 AM »
Just thought I would check about boat storage, the 20' boat fits in the pole barn... but no room for the 23' wondering if anyone knows of a good storage place to check on?

Boat and Tackle Setups / wire line counter reels
« on: July 16, 2010, 10:11:53 AM »
I've got great roller poles and good Penn reels with 19strand wire, but no line counter and its getting real old trying to count to 100' plus, wondering if anyone has a recommendation on linecounter reels for wire, I'm wondering on Okuma mainly, or ???
P.S. this post got me off "new guy" status yippie!  :dance2:

Lake Superior / Mqt 7-14,15
« on: July 16, 2010, 09:23:16 AM »
Got out Wed. am dropped at 8:30 thought I would test my new spoons. Ran 6 lines from top to bottom every line had on a new spoon, every line caught fish... that was a change of pace I'm use to having 2 or 3 poles that are hot but not all 6! They were FINN SPOONS dragon ribs,barney,greasychicken,pearl ladder,copper smelt, and turquoise.  Was also glad those spoons had single hooks.
Also made it out Thurs. pm weather looked great headed  north until we hit 6 foot waves. trolled back past the harbors to the edge of the sand. Had 3 releases, not sure if fish or waves, did pick up a nice coho on the dragon ribs. I'll be picking up some more Finnspoons.

Boat and Tackle Setups / Slippery floors
« on: June 03, 2010, 09:47:17 PM »
Just thought I would share an idea, I've been running the boat in some big waves that's fine but you throw in wet or dewy(is that a word?) floors and you could be in for some trouble. Simple solution Menard's has "back saver" rubber mats I think they are 3'x3' and they were on sale. they cut easy and easy to pull off to clean/wash down. Just an Idea. I've found out you should not eat these... if you are hungry eat Main Street Pizza!

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