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Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Copper on Penn Reels
« on: April 26, 2014, 01:59:31 PM »
I got lucky for Christmas, thanks to my son and his family, and am now the owner of 2 Modified High Speed (6.2 ratio) Okuma Convector 55's for my 300 coppers for this year.

I have 2 Penn 340 GTI's, both in decent shape, and spooled with 400 yards of P-Pro or maybe Stren Braid backing, and 300 yds of 45# copper.  I think the copper is good on both reels.  To replace with new, the setups would probably run about $200 each.

I'd like $100 total for the pair ( that's $50 each ) if anyone is interested.

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South Shore Fishing Association / Re: Veterans Fishing Day
« on: April 25, 2014, 09:05:20 PM »
Thanks Freddy.  You and Casey have been added, bring us to the capability of 46 vets fishing, well on our way to the goal of 60  :usa:

Mike

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: New trolling motor coming together
« on: April 25, 2014, 03:10:06 PM »
That's beautiful.  Rae showed me a few pictures with your progress at our meeting Wednesday night.  Very impressive.

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South Shore Fishing Association / Re: Veterans Fishing Day
« on: April 25, 2014, 02:08:08 PM »
I'm in too Mike. I can take 2.
Thanks Erik.  I'll get the list updated shortly  :usa:

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South Shore Fishing Association / Re: Veterans Fishing Day
« on: April 25, 2014, 02:07:17 PM »
I'm in.  I can take 2. 
Thanks Ross.  I'll get it added shortly  :usa:

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South Shore Fishing Association / Re: Veterans Fishing Day
« on: April 25, 2014, 10:19:34 AM »
You can add the searcher, it is my honor to participate in the Veterans appreciation Day event

Thanks Burt.  Just added Searcher to the list  :usa:

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South Shore Fishing Association / Re: Veterans Fishing Day
« on: April 24, 2014, 05:07:56 PM »
The SSFA Veterans Appreciation Fishing Day committee met last night at the Marquette Elks Club. 

This is a quick update on the event scheduled for Sunday, September 7th.  Introduction letters and application forms are ready, and will soon start distribution through Veterans Organizations, Wounded Warriors in Action, and the media.  A limit of 60 Vets has been set for this first annual event.  Veteran applications will need to be returned NLT July 31st, with priority given to the combat disabled, Purple Heart recipients, and then followed by age.  Vets will be paired with boats and instructed to meet their Captain at either the Upper or Lower Harbor.  Fishing will be from 8AM to 1230 PM, with all boats then rounding the Lower Harbor Breakwall to start a Veterans Boat Parade to be joined by the Coast Guard, Sheriff, and DNR.  MARQTRAN will transport Vets from both harbors after the parade to the new Pavilion at Presque Isle where the Veterans and their guests will be treated to a pig roast, recognition, and memorabilia, and ending at 5 PM.  Their catch for the day will be cleaned and bagged by a volunteer crew and brought to them at the pavilion.

 :usa: An effort will be starting soon to find corporate and other sponsors who would like to make donations for this special event.  Interest is very strong, and we surely appreciate the following 13 boat captains who have committed to participate in the event.  This now brings us to 34 of our 60 Veterans goal for the event, 6 of whom could be in wheel chairs.  :usa:


NameUP AnglerBoat NameBoat LengthVeterans
Mike Paluda
Yooperdad
Yooperdad
22
2
Wayne Herrala
Peddler
Finnsanity
20
2
Mylan Koski
MAK
Fin Reaper
23
2
Brad Muscoe
Scale Chaser
Ella Bella
27
2-3
John Tomczyk
Daybreak
Relentless
27
4
Ryan Erickson
Sniper
Sniper
23
2
Joe Buys
--
Cooler By The Lake
22
2
Nate Kudwa
Bad Habit
Bad Habit
20
2
Andy Allan
Andya12420
Hydro Hooker
26
2-3
Blayne Marek
WCScenario
Alewife Protection Agency
24
2-3
John Lacourt
JD Fish
Triple R
28
3
Mike Meyers
Mike M
Marshals Toy
25
2
Ryan Stern
--
Peppermint Patty
30
2-4
--
--
--
--
34 Total

 :usa: Thanks again to all the members of the committee and boat captains.  This is going to be an awesome event.   :usa:

68
Trout/Salmon / Re: 550 rivers
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:10:52 PM »
Good suggestion Kevin.  I used to fish it in the early 70's and it had a fantastic spring run.  Excellent fishing if the guys with spears didn't get them at the bridge, and you could find a spot and elbow your way into fishable water upstream.

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South Shore Fishing Association / Re: Veterans Fishing Day
« on: April 19, 2014, 12:43:01 AM »
We are one week into the effort to have boats and Captains for the Veterans Fishing Day on September 7th in Marquette.  I am very pleased to report the following 10 boat Captains have committed to participate in the event, giving us a capacity of 23-25 Vets fishing, 6 of whom could be in wheel chairs.  Thanks guys.  That is awesome.   :usa:

I'll do an update weekly for the next several weeks to keep everyone informed.  Hopefully we will have twice this many boats and Captains by next weeks report.

Mike

NameUP AnglerBoat NameBoat LengthVeterans
Mike Paluda
Yooperdad
Yooperdad
22
2
Wayne Herrala
Peddler
Finnsanity
20
2
Mylan Koski
MAK
Fin Reaper
23
2
Brad Muscoe
Scale Chaser
Ella Bella
27
2-3
John Tomczyk
Daybreak
Relentless
27
4
Ryan Erickson
Sniper
Sniper
23
2
Joe Buys
--
Cooler By The Lake
22
2
Nate Kudwa
Bad Habit
Bad Habit
20
2
Andy Allan
Andya12420
Hydro Hooker
26
2-3
Blayne Marek
WCScenario
Alewife Protection Agency
24
2-3

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Damn, I just spent a good half hour or more writing a lengthy post to summarize this event, and it crashed when I tried to preview.  So I start again!

Captain John did a great summary of the first committee meeting and Mylan announced yesterday at the SSFA Annual meeting that the date has been selected for this event, Sunday, September 7th, at the Upper Harbor.  If you need any extra motivation to participate in this event, please watch this video from a similar event, now in its 5th year, downstate at Manistee   :usa: http://vimeo.com/71912642  :usa:

The committee for this event will start meeting weekly on Wednesdays at the Marquette Elks, at 7 PM.  More committee members are welcome and NEEDED.  Please consider attending and becoming a committee member.

The critical aspect of developing a plan for this event is to determine how many Vets we can accommodate.  To do this we need a list of boats and details so we can marry Vets to boats.  As chair of the committee, I am assuming this responsibility and ask that anyone wishing to commit your boat PM me here on UPA, or send me an email at yooperdad@eyeflies.com or mpaluda@chartermi.net along with the following information:
1. Name, email address, and phone number
2. Boat size
3. Number of ambulatory (mobile) Vets you can accommodate in addition to yourself and your mate
4. Can you accommodate a wheel chair?
5. Can you accommodate a Vet with a missing limb not bound to a wheel chair?

Thanks for your consideration and expected participation.  And I look forward to receiving your PM's or emails so that I can start logging boats  :usa:

Mike 

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Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: Rod holder Tree
« on: March 30, 2014, 11:08:42 AM »
I was looking around to get a couple rod holder trees for the boat this year and I came across a couple that I like. It is just some of them are super expensive and some aren't and I found one that the price is right i just cant find any reviews on this one that i found you can go to this link and let me know what you guys think if its cheap or if it will work alright.
http://www.greatlakesplaners.com/store/proddetail.asp?prod=GLP-014

Those are the same trees I have on my boat Kyle.  They were bought with the regular base and are mounted well forward of the tracks used for dipsies.  They are very well built and the flexibility afforded by everything being adjustable is great.  We didn't buy them with the lights built in on the top, and use the top hole for a net holder. (Mounted lights on the trees between the top two holders.  I see the light arrangement he now offers is a little different.).  As an aside, the plastic partly broke off one of the knobs and I bought a replacement from them, which was quite cheap........and he sent several extras, all a little larger than the originals.  Can't beat that kind of service.

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Lake Michigan / Re: Fairport in Florida
« on: March 15, 2014, 12:33:49 AM »
Way to go Frank.  Beautiful fish.

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South Shore Fishing Association / Re: Veterans Fishing Day
« on: March 09, 2014, 10:14:43 AM »
Thanks for taking the initiative Mak.  I'm in!

If any of you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the Neal McCoy music and video in the link below. :usa:

Manistee, MI., held it’s 4th annual Veterans Fishing Event in May 2013.  Over 60 boats and 280 veterans participated.  Just amazing what they have accomplished in such a short period of time. Check out “TightLines 2011 "I'm Your Biggest Fan" music by: Neal McCoy” by Judy on Vimeo at             http://vimeo.com/71912642         It is awesome.

The Tight Lines for Troops website is here.  http://www.tightlinesfortroops.com/


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Off Topic / Re: Open Water---Part 2
« on: March 04, 2014, 08:05:45 AM »
That's awesome Frank, and from the comfort of a pontoon boat.  Can't beat that.  Hey, and take your time coming home.....apple blossoms may be a little later this year ;D

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