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Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Body Baits/J-Plugs - SOLD
« on: February 27, 2013, 07:37:12 PM »

Lake Superior / Munising Tourney
« on: February 26, 2013, 01:36:57 PM »
FYI - Early this week I received the results back from the survey I took about the Munising Tourney a few months back.  For those of you planning out your spring and summer fishing schedules they have decided to cancel the 2013 Munising Tourney.  The tourney has been held the past few years the weekend before Memorial Day weekend, May 18th & 19th 2013 would have been the weekend this year!

Boat and Tackle Setups / Boat/tackle setup tips & tricks
« on: February 19, 2013, 10:22:07 AM »
I thought I'd start a topic about tips and tricks that you guys might be using on your boats that is out of the ordinary like the one I describe below.  I could be anything creative you've come up with for lure storage, lighting, rod holders, misc. tackle storage, lure modification, etc, etc....anything boat or fishing related!

Here is one of mine.........

I bought my current boat in May of 2011 and I've been trying to find an economical way to have lights in the helm area since the day I brought it home.  I don't have a hard top so I needed to find something that was wireless and could be removed, if needed.  Last year while roaming around in Lowe's I came across the clamp-on style LED grill lights.  As soon as I saw them I thought....that's exactly what I've been looking for for lighting the helm area.  So, I bought one ($12-$14 or so) and brought it to the boat the next time I went up there.  I mounted (clamped) it to the soft top aluminum tubing above the captain's chair.  It was exactly what I was looking for, so a few days later I picked up another one for the passenger side.  I added a black plastic zip tie to the one end to hold it place a little better.  These lights are nice crisp, clean while lights and do the job very well.  They run on AA batteries.  I would certainly recommend doing something like this if your looking for an economical way to add LED lighting to the helm area of your boat!


Classifieds/Buy/Sell / (2) Spoon Packages - SOLD
« on: February 14, 2013, 05:02:58 PM »



Thanks for looking!  ;D

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Rod Storage Rack - SOLD
« on: February 12, 2013, 08:15:31 PM »


Here is another email I received the other day and thought it might be of interst to the rest of you. 

If lake levels continue to drop or even stay where they are right now Fairport might be really interesting for any boats over 20', especially with I/O's.  I certainly know I have NO chance of getting my boat down there this year with levels like this!  Hell.... Manistique might not even be an option considering how shallow it was last year in the city marina.

Feb. 8, 2013

Contact: Ron Olson, 517-243-1477 or Ed Golder, 517-335-3014

To combat record low Great Lakes water levels,
Michigan Waterways Commission creates emergency dredging plan
With current water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron at all-time lows – and levels in lakes Michigan, Huron and St. Clair expected to continue dropping – the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that the Michigan State Waterways Commission has adopted an emergency dredging plan that will provide zero-match grant funding opportunities for harbors of refuge, recreational boating harbors, marinas and boat launches most affected by the low water levels.

As part of the plan, the DNR Parks and Recreation Division announced it will redirect nearly $8.8 million of Waterways funding from existing appropriations; allocate $0.7 million of uncommitted Waterways funding; and receive $11.5 million from the FY 2013 General Fund, as recommended in Gov. Rick Snyder’s just-released budget. In total, nearly $21 million would be dedicated toward keeping Michigan’s waterways operational.

According to Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief, dredging involves the removal of accumulated bottom sediments in waterways to maintain adequate depth for navigation.

“Such dredging is needed in the most critically affected areas in order to allow safe access to harbors,” added Olson. “Without this action, some harbors are in real danger of closing.”

To streamline the grant-funding process, the state of Michigan will:

Waive the regular local-match requirement for 2013 emergency dredging projects;
Immediately contact communities that have been identified to receive zero-match Waterways grant emergency-dredging monies;
Not accept 2013 grant applications because of the decision to redirect funding; and
Facilitate coordination and involvement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
According to DNR Director Keith Creagh, quickly and creatively solving the challenge of low water levels is important on many fronts.

“The safety of Great Lakes boaters, as well as the economies of local communities, urgently demands dredging work in the hardest-hit areas,” said Creagh. “Because federal money for dredging of harbors is uncertain, we have found our own solution. The emergency dredging plan helps address the problem for this year. We must still seek a long-term solution to this continuing challenge.”

Creagh added that in addition to boater safety and the health of local economies, the swift actions laid out in the emergency dredging plan will preserve broad access to the Great Lakes and improve recreational boating opportunities statewide. The DNR will redirect staff toward dredging at state facilities with no extra funding.

To estimate the cost of the emergency dredging plan, the DNR surveyed all 83 public recreational boating harbors (63 local municipal harbors; 19 state harbors; and one federal harbor) in December 2012 and January 2013, with a response rate of 82 percent.

With more than 800,000 registered boats in 2011, ranking third highest in the nation, the health and sustainability of Michigan’s waterways are vital to the state’s economy. Water levels will continue to be monitored throughout the year.

The emergency dredging plan was developed in collaboration with the DNR, the Michigan State Waterways Commission and the Department of Environment Quality, including the Office of the Great Lakes.

The Michigan State Waterways Commission was created by Public Act 451 of 1994. The commission is an advisory group for the DNR on overall recreational boating facilities, policies and funding. To follow progress and get more information about the Michigan State Waterways Commission, visit the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/dnr and choose Boards, Committees and Commissions from the left side of the page.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

Off Topic / MDNR New Dip-net Regulations
« on: February 08, 2013, 01:00:23 PM »
Here is another email I recieved today.
Feb. 8, 2013

Contact: Christian LeSage, 517-373-1280 or Ed Golder, 517-335-3014

DNR enacts new netting regulation changes to enhance fishing opportunities

The Department of Natural Resources today announced new fishing opportunities for dip-net anglers. The dip-net season has been modified and will now open statewide on March 20, as opposed to its previous date of April 1. Additionally, dip-net and hand-net seasons are no longer differentiated by peninsula and have been consolidated into a single season.

To increase netting opportunities, goldfish and gizzard shad have been added to the list of species allowed for harvest with dip and hand nets. The changes became effective on Feb. 7, 2013, when DNR Director Keith Creagh signed Fisheries Order FO-229 – Netting Regulations.

These fishing opportunities are directly related to a modification of a section of Michigan statute. On Dec. 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature authorized the DNR to regulate the use of nets for fishing via Public Act 471, which then passed and became effective on Dec. 27, 2012. When this statute change was enacted, the DNR modified Fisheries Order 229 to expand and provide the regulations for this fishing opportunity.

This fisheries order took effect on Feb. 7, 2013, and shall remain in effect until March 31, 2018, or until it is amended or rescinded, whichever comes first. Although this fisheries order may be reviewed and amended on an annual basis, a review shall occur no later than Aug. 1, 2017.

Information about this new regulation will not be printed in the 2013 Michigan Fishing Guide available March 1, but will be available online at www.michigan.gov/fishing.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

If you received this from a friend and would like to get emails on DNR topics that interest you, please sign up.
For DNR-related questions, contact us.
For suggestions on how the DNR can improve the emails you receive, please email DNR-Bulletins@michigan.gov.

Ice Fishing / DNR Ice Fishing Class
« on: February 08, 2013, 12:54:47 PM »
I'm on an email list for different things from the MDNR.  Lots of good info, daily!

I thought I'd post this just in case anyone is interested....

Upper Peninsula DNR News
Feb. 7, 2013

Contact: Bob Wild, 906-885-5206; Mark Mylchreest, 906-875-6622; or Debbie Munson Badini, 906-226-1352

Ice fishing classes offered as part of Feb. 16-17 Winter Free Fishing Weekend

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host two ice fishing classes in the western Upper Peninsula during the 2013 Winter Free Fishing Weekend, February 16-17.

Parks and Recreation staff from Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and fisheries staff from the Crystal Falls Field Office will teach ice fishing tactics for all ages and skill levels (youth anglers must be accompanied by an adult). Participants will be provided with instruction on techniques and methods to use when fishing for species in the local area.

On Saturday, Feb. 16, an ice fishing class will be held at Bass Lake in Gogebic County (just north of Watersmeet); on Sunday, Feb. 17 a class will be held at Runkle Lake in Iron County (just east of Crystal Falls). Both classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central Time.

Live bait will be supplied and equipment will be available on a limited basis. Participants who have ice fishing gear are encouraged to bring their favorite rod and/or tip-up along.

The annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend, held in conjunction with President’s Day weekend, was initiated by the DNR in 1994 and allows Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors the opportunity to fish for free without a fishing license, however, all other fishing regulations must be followed.

For more information about participating in the Bass Lake and/or Runkle Lake events, please contact fisheries biologist Mark Mylchreest at 906-875-6622 or mylchreestm@michigan.gov.

Communities throughout the state are coordinating 2013 Winter Free Fishing Weekend events. For more information, including a listing of events, visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing.

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / More Misc. Fishing Tackle/Gear - SOLD
« on: February 04, 2013, 09:07:34 PM »
First are 5 Hot Spot Apex salmon lures.

Second is a large Super Spin-n-glow.

Third are 3-3 pack (9 total) cut plug herring double single-hook rigs.

Fourth are Rhys Davis cut bait rigs.  1 pack is a clear single head fully rigged and the other pack is a 3 pack of chrome heads unrigged.

Fifth are 3 Challenger 8" flashers.


Thanks for looking!  ;D

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Misc. Fishing Gear For Sale - SOLD
« on: February 03, 2013, 05:44:47 PM »
I started going through some fishing gear last night.  Most of it is still in the package and never used.

Here is what I have for sale right now....



The weights are (from left to right) 8oz round, 16oz round & 8oz odd shaped.

$60 for the whole lot.  I will not separate.  Picked up in Marquette.
PM me to make arrangements for pickup, please.

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / (2) Offshore OR12 Planer Boards For Sale (SOLD)
« on: February 03, 2013, 01:20:00 PM »

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Another Net For Sale - SOLD
« on: February 03, 2013, 01:06:46 PM »
I have another Cummings net for sale.  The handles is about 10 years old but the hoop and net were purchased in July of 2012.  The hoop and netting have never been used.  The hoop size is 28"x32" and the handle is 52"-79.5" long.  The new netting depth is 36" deep.

I have $40 into the new hoop and net and would like to get $40 for this net.  Picked up in Mqt.

There is even a magnetic hoop keeper that I'll leave on the net & handle that is a $10 value.

I have 4 Shimano Talora 8' (2 piece) DR/Planer Board rods for sale (model #TLA-80M-2).  They are extra rods that hung in my garage all last season and I really don't need.  These rods are in BRAND NEW condition.  They have been used very very little in the 2 years I have owned them.  I have about 6-8 more just like them and really like them.

These are $69.99 plus tax (and shipping) brand new, each.

$60 EACH  Picked up in Marquette




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