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Messages - MikeM

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Trout/Salmon / Re: Spin N Glo's?
« on: August 20, 2015, 06:26:25 AM »
 Seems like I seen a bunch at Power Sports.

77
Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: Scotty Downriggers 2106 or 1106
« on: August 08, 2015, 11:42:36 AM »
 The biggest complaints about the 2116 is the rod holders. They are tight when new, so are hard to adjust and lock in. But once they are used some they will break in, so to speak, and work better.

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Lake Michigan / Re: 2015 Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby
« on: August 06, 2015, 02:12:03 PM »
Done with it and deleted everything.

 Never had a issue at any other derby in our lives.  Not worth it.

Its suppose to be fun. Not a pain in the ass.

 Oh great, Now it looks like I am talking to myself. Which maybe I do at times. But that is not the point.

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Lake Michigan / Re: 2015 Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby
« on: August 05, 2015, 11:38:01 AM »
It is ultimately my fault I guess and am fine with that. Just want things clear for next year. There were a lot of confused people at the weigh in.

  I would have been happier to be in your position/outcome, VS how we ended up.

At least you smoked everyone on the shot gun start. That's gotta be worth something  ;D

 Yes, I got to admit, that was a fun time. But next weekend, I will be getting my doors blown off by boats in the 40 to 50 foot range.

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Lake Michigan / Re: 2015 Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby
« on: August 05, 2015, 09:21:29 AM »
It is ultimately my fault I guess and am fine with that. Just want things clear for next year. There were a lot of confused people at the weigh in.

  I would have been happier to be in your position/outcome, VS how we ended up.

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Lake Michigan / Re: 2015 Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby
« on: August 05, 2015, 08:29:15 AM »
To start, I do not care how they decide to do it. We all live by the same rules.

 Now, yes you are weighing five fish, and picking from those for the 333. But you are still in the same boat. You caught 8 fish, can only bring up 5. You better have the ability to select the right five fish. That is just the way it is. They don't want to take all day weighing fish, they do not want to hold your hand. It is up to the Captain and crew to make the call. That is what makes it fun. Sometimes you make a call and you are a hero, sometimes a zero.

I UNDERSTAND that. I did select my biggest fish to be weighed and if I was allowed to weigh it and make the decision then yes indeed its mine or the crews fault for either putting the fish in or not (hero or zero). I didn't bring all 12 to the scale.

So in your 5 fish Mike did you just tell them the weights and they wrote it down? Nope you weighed all 5 just like I would have weighed my 1.

 They weigh the fish on scale, you know that Ryan. But they do not weigh more than five and tell you which five to keep. And it can be tough, if you have a couple fish very close together in size.

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Lake Michigan / Re: 2015 Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby
« on: August 05, 2015, 08:27:14 AM »
 At some events, you are allowed to enter just the 333, without entering the host event. This is what the rules say then.

"333 Only teams are required to abide by all applicable tournament limits.  333 Only teams may bring a maximum of (5) fish to the 333 Scales each day."

 Which would lead me to believe you are allowed to weigh up to 5 fish and make a decision from there.

 But like I said, I will play by what ever the rules are.

 I find it easier to catch small fish, practice catch and release. No hard decisions to make.

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Lake Michigan / Re: 2015 Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby
« on: August 05, 2015, 08:09:08 AM »
 To start, I do not care how they decide to do it. We all live by the same rules.

 Now, yes you are weighing five fish, and picking from those for the 333. But you are still in the same boat. You caught 8 fish, can only bring up 5. You better have the ability to select the right five fish. That is just the way it is. They don't want to take all day weighing fish, they do not want to hold your hand. It is up to the Captain and crew to make the call. That is what makes it fun. Sometimes you make a call and you are a hero, sometimes a zero.

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Lake Michigan / Re: 2015 Manistique Trout & Salmon Derby
« on: August 05, 2015, 07:41:21 AM »
Only 333 tourney I have fished was the tournament trail tourney in Sturgeon bay last year.  They weighed your fish, then you decided if you were going to enter it in the 333.  I was surprised in Mano when they said you had to decide before you weighed it.  I thought that was pretty stupid!

 What you are forgetting is. You are weighing 5 fish per day for the main event. They instruct us not to bring more than the 5 fish you are weighing for the main event. After you weigh those five fish for the main event. You may select one, two, or three to be weighed for the 333. So they too are requiring you to know what fish you wish to weigh before going to the scales.

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: Scotty Downriggers 2106 or 1106
« on: August 04, 2015, 07:06:45 PM »
You will not be disappointed.

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: Best downrigger release?
« on: August 03, 2015, 04:22:36 PM »
 Yes, just twist the line and put the loop into the release.
 He was referring to. Make sure the line is not wrapped around the body of the release or pinched when you close the release. Otherwise it won't be able to release. The fish will break the line. Or you will trying to release it. If you find it won't release easily. Just bring the rigger up to make sure you did not tangle it. It is one of those things you will only do once. Once you have used it a couple times, it will be as fast and easy to you as any other type of release.

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: Scotty Downriggers 2106 or 1106
« on: August 03, 2015, 12:30:23 PM »
2106B has the lighter cable. Check their website for the differences in speeds.

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Off Topic / Re: Leads on inside storage
« on: August 03, 2015, 10:47:53 AM »
Thanks John. I am on their waiting list.

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Off Topic / Leads on inside storage
« on: August 03, 2015, 08:44:45 AM »
 Around Marquette. I am starting to look now for ideas on storing my boat and the wife's camper this winter. I do not want to stuff my boat in my shop again. They are both 13.6 high. Boat needs 33 feet, camper 43. Thanks.

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: Scotty Downriggers 2106 or 1106
« on: August 02, 2015, 08:23:26 PM »
 I have owned both, well, the new ones are 2116. But I suspect they are close to the same as the 2106.

 Both are solid troublefree riggers. The new models of course are much faster. But the older versions are fast enough. The new ones have a resetable lighted counter. They are nice. But you can not replace the battery. So after x number of years you will have to buy a new counter. See Scotty for what they claim for life of counter. I do not remember. I have had to replace one so far. If I remember right, about 40 bucks. I think they should have wired the counter into the power supply, so no battery needed. The counters are nice enough, that I converted my old riggers to the new counters.
 I do not know the price difference. But if money is an option, you will be happy enough with the old style. If you are all about speed, lighted digital counters, and than the new versions are for you.
 There is a big difference in speed. But if you are like us. We hit the button when we release the fishing line, or when a fish hits. The ball will always be up waiting on you.

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