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Hunting / Trapping / Re: Show Me The carnage
« on: October 24, 2007, 10:13:01 PM »
I got my 10 pointer tonight, Ray. :woohoo:

Off Topic / Re: Hello from Lithuania
« on: October 23, 2007, 06:58:22 AM »
 I did some reading on your home country last night. Very interesting place.  Seems your country really went through some tough times. But appears now you have less then 3 % unemployment and one of the fastest growing and richest countries in Europe. Which really made me baffled when I read you guys had the highest suicide rate in the world. I thought that would be the USA for sure. At the same time you started posting here, I was just starting to talk to another guy from the same country about his broken International truck.

Off Topic / Re: Hello from Lithuania
« on: October 22, 2007, 05:12:19 PM »
Welcome aboard!!  Lithuania, that's just South West of Negaunee, right? 

 It's not that close to Finland, is it?

Off Topic / Re: Fishing in Lithuania
« on: October 21, 2007, 01:02:20 PM »
Sounds like a wonderful place.

Lake Superior / Re: The treaty thing
« on: October 18, 2007, 02:34:04 PM »
That is very helpfull. I thank you very much.

Lake Superior / The treaty thing
« on: October 18, 2007, 11:37:43 AM »
TV 6 news said I could find more info on it at the DNR web site. But I must be too blind to find it. Anyone have a link to it? Or better yet, able to sum it up?

Lake Superior / Re: My rookie beginnings
« on: September 24, 2007, 09:32:01 AM »
 Got the wife on a couple yesterday. 3 lb Chinhook and a 4lb laker. She had a little trouble figuiring out how to get the fish to me to net on the first one. Did better on the second. But she was really excited. And I was happy to get her hooked up.
 The marine forcasts said 1 to 2 foot waves. I didn't believe it with the winds. And as I was washing the bow mounted trolling motor a few times I found I was right.

 We were not out very long. Just from lower to white rocks and back. High speed trolling out to the rocks with the wind. I thought about running the engine in reverse to slow us down.

 4 nets.

Lake Superior / Re: My rookie beginnings
« on: September 19, 2007, 01:40:39 PM »
Also work well for hanging in trees to dispense scent for deer hunting.

Lake Superior / Re: My rookie beginnings
« on: September 19, 2007, 12:45:22 PM »
Pretty hard to catch and release whitetail when you put a hole through their heart and lungs.  Either that or a pretty expensive vet bill.

 Barbless broadheads. That and you can tie one of them female products on the back end of the arrow with the supplied string to plug the hole on the way through.

Lake Superior / Re: My rookie beginnings
« on: September 18, 2007, 10:21:13 AM »
 I thank you guys for the kind words and good info.

 Another boat has been heavy on my mind. Will have to wait for spring. Wife shakes her head. Since I just bought the boat I have. Good thing is, she loves fish and fishing. I have always been a catch and release guy. But if her and the kids are going to eat them, I will bring some home.  I am strange like that. Love to hunt but hate to kill. So you can imagine how I feel when I see those big gill nets out there.


Lake Superior / My rookie beginnings
« on: September 17, 2007, 11:20:23 AM »
 I went out twice this year on two other boats. With some very nice guys willing to take a rookie along. Thanks to Take Three and Dan from UP Offroad. Got a very basic idea how things work.
 I only have a 17 foot boat. So was real nervous and not in a big hurry to try the big lake. But bought a couple of riggers and a couple of poles and other needed stuff. So last week before the big wind a guy from the shop here and I dumped an afternoon and went out for some education. Had some problems with getting twice as much fishing line out as rigger cable. Big loop of line. Since then Ray straightened me out. But managed to haul in a couple of lakers. Managed to stay out too late, with not knowing the lake and no GPS. Had to hurry in before it got too dark. Probally made some other fishermen mad flying back to the harbor in fear of getting stuck out there in the dark. Got scolded by the Coast Guard for no nav lights on. But I deserved the scolding. Learned afterwards that even though I caught fish I was doing it wrong. Useing dodgers with spoons. Ray straightened me out again.

 So went out and got two more poles, a couple of rod holders, some dipsy divers and ready to try four poles.

 Went out the 15th with the wife. Learned my partner from the last trip don't know how to tie knots very well by losing a fish, and missed one other. Gave the wife a face full of water on the way in, she was already cold. 3 foot waves and a wake from another boat sent my boat airborn. Wife said she knew she was in trouble when she heard me say hee yaa.

 Went out the 16th again with the guy from the shop. Found a boat stuck on the white rocks, out of fuel. Played tow boat for 45 minutes or so. Of course marked hundreds of fish while towing. Couldn't tow very fast. Didn't want to put too much pressure on the little eye bolt made for pulling a skier. Didn't think on the big lake was a place to test how big of a hole ripping out an eye bolt makes in a boat.

 My partner lost the first fish by trying to horse it in right at the boat. But still managed to get three lakers and three salmon. Dipsys paid off that day. Got in before dark so not to upset anyone. Fish couting lady asks how we did. Told her. She asks what kind of salmon? I say I don't know, I am a rookie. But felt better when she didn't know either.

 Didn't know what to do with the eggs. I figuired someone wants them. Found a guy to take them today.

Heck, guy had to try. If you want to drop them here, Crossroads Truck Repair, corner of 480 and 553, I will give you the $700. 249-9075.

Bring them by my shop and I will write you a check for $650.

Lake Superior / Re: 2007 Marquette Bay Classic
« on: August 27, 2007, 10:31:13 AM »
  I was in the crowd enjoying some sea food and rooting for some buds fishing. You guys really draw some attension. The kids really love to watch the live fish come out of the pipe. OK us adults too. The Bottom Bouncer boat added some excitement for the crowd too. Some one should get him a back up horn for that boat. ;D
 It was a good showing. Would be cool to have some kind of board showing who is leading and what was caught so far for the spectators.

 My buds didn't fair too well. Two weekends in a row Take Three took zero. Anyone able to provide Ray with some fishing lessons?  Well, least he remembered the plug for his boat this time. clap()

Lake Superior / Re: possible VHS in Marquette
« on: August 27, 2007, 07:05:53 AM »
 Just peachy.

 This has already caused Mich to shut down the fish hatcheries for inland lakes. Is going to cost Mich billions. And their answer. Have us clean our boats and not transfer water and bait. Great I will do that. And they can't do anything about the birds transferring it. But will anything be done about the real problem? The big ships coming and dumping their waters. Heck no. Big money business. They knew this disease was in the Atlantic and all around the east coast of Canada. As well as the mouth of the St. Lowrance seaway. So they won't touch big money shipping. But who is going to pay for the billions the state of Mich is going to have to pay?

 So how long before it does hit the inland lakes from the big lakes? Makes them big lakes and the fish look like a liability to inland lakes.

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