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Lake Superior / Re: 2014 SSFA Spring Shootout
« on: May 14, 2014, 12:18:57 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 it may have on the annual Spring Shootout.
We came to three conclusions :
 
1. The weather changes, 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 so we would cancel the Spring Shoot Out due to unsafe water conditions and presence of pack ice/ice bergs that prohibit us from accessing the lake.  This is definitely possible.  In event that we do cancel the Spring Shootout there will NOT be a make up date.  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 is too late.
 
3. The marinas are clear of ice but there are some scattered ice bergs around.  If this happens, we plan to have a MANDATORY delayedstart 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, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Trout/Salmon / Re: drift socks
« on: May 29, 2013, 12:57:42 PM »
Rollers and swells are from winds not in the area. They build over a distance, and don't have to correspond with wind direction over ground. Those rollers might have started as a ground wind / waves in Canada  and made its way to the south shore as swells.
They can build in the area with real strong winds. So to predict watch winds, fronts and pressure systems from... All over and collect your data then you can make a educated guess but predict Lake Superior  not gonna happen

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South Shore Fishing Association / Re: 2013 Spring Shootout Results
« on: May 28, 2013, 07:45:23 AM »
Then it simply was not divided right
100 big
100 mystery
Then divide 870 from there

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South Shore Fishing Association / Re: 2013 Spring Shootout Results
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:16:17 PM »
So did you collect that Hundo ? reel screams took biggest fish. plus first and third, looks like an error?
money was paid for three categories... not four as posted in rules. reel screamers did you collect $440 in winnings?

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: Landing Sling/Cradle Opinions?
« on: April 18, 2013, 01:25:40 PM »
The main point of the cradle is to not let the fish flop around, it takes
Some practice to get the fish in.
  I do like arns idea, I have yet to find a net and ring to hold said fish
All the rubber ones seem flimsy, I had one bend on a 5lb bass

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: Landing Sling/Cradle Opinions?
« on: April 18, 2013, 12:44:01 PM »
Best option IMO is build your own , if you want get a hold of me I've built a few not hard to do
And I've been working on a design for this specifically.

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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

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Trout/Salmon / Re: It's official...
« on: April 08, 2013, 08:40:46 PM »
That's finn-tastic news!

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Off Topic / Re: Signs of Spring
« on: April 04, 2013, 06:56:51 PM »
I heard sandhill cranes, figured their clock is way off or they thought white sugar sand fields... nope. I think I saw the same goose superyooper did. It appeared to be looking for the short buss, that goose is not a leader it had a hard time flying straight?

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: rope lighting
« on: April 03, 2013, 10:48:40 AM »

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: auto pilots for old boats
« on: April 03, 2013, 10:41:28 AM »
I just pick up a auto pilot and big thanks to mak for telling me to look up anchor express.com
I owe him at least a six pack! saved 6 bones!

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Lake Superior / Re: Fall Jigging?
« on: April 03, 2013, 10:35:04 AM »
I do wonder why your asking about fall... we need spring first!
but if its fall you ask then: pending on running fish I would motor to a river mouth and cast 3/4oz spoons
 you could easily troll if you have rod holders and a couple good rods, you don't really need downriggers if you plan it right. you can jig if you want I know of a few good humps for such thing. a few people do it around marquette in the right conditions.
but for know we should worry about spring?

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Lake Superior / Re: Discovering II
« on: April 03, 2013, 10:25:25 AM »
I will say I did not go, for some reason I worked that day. But just like every spring season I like to pick up my sonar guide and read through it as a refresher, I usually retain something I've missed or not understood before.
and with the seminar that happened, I thought why not read his book as a refresher course. Most of his tactics might be common sense but... there is always something new to make you think. You just have to relate it to yourself.
And someone that has proven themselves in the fishing world can collect a check, that amount sounds like a good tourney weekend.
but I suppose a heart surgeon with that many years under their belt, and successful (tourny wins) operations wouldn't deserve a payday?

 

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