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Lake Superior / Re: 2014 weather sucks
« on: June 24, 2014, 05:48:26 PM »
Don't forget foggy. :nuts:

No shit...  Tired of the fog  :nuts:

Lake Superior / Re: Any issues with nets / netters in Lower Harbor?
« on: June 24, 2014, 03:27:13 PM »
or the 200 feet you get to navigate your boat between the green can and trap net in front of the coast guard station.

You're boat is 8' wide.  That gives you 192' to spare.  :nuts:

If you're ever worried about a trap net location, walk into Thills, they'll gladly tell you exactly where their nets are.  They don't want you hung up in them just as bad as you don't want to be.

As far as the tribal nets and laws...  Good luck with that :usa:

Marquette Weekly Fishing League / Re: Week 2 - June 18, 2014
« on: June 20, 2014, 12:01:15 PM »
Glad to see you out enjoying the new rig, Chad!  Nice work!


Off Topic / Re: Spooling downrigger advice
« on: June 17, 2014, 07:38:25 PM »
Lower the weight read depth with your sonar set the counter to the depth should read right after that.

No sir...  Your sonar "depth" is actually distance from the transducer, not depth.  A fish at 100' deep, but out to the side of the beam, will show deeper than 100' on your graph.  If your rigger balls show up at 100' on your graph, I will guarantee they are not 100' deep.

It will get you close, but it's far from exact, especially the deeper you go.

Off Topic / Re: Spooling downrigger advice
« on: June 16, 2014, 07:24:11 AM »
While searching old posts on advice for spooling cable on downriggers, I came across this gem:

"To unspool the rigger.....put an old beat up weight on the cable and drive back and forth between the TIDE jugs in the Upper Harbor...that oughta do it...sorry....couldnt resist bang()"

Love it!  Sound familiar anyone?

Still works... evil()

Lake Superior / Re: Lower harbor fish cleaning station
« on: June 15, 2014, 01:53:52 PM »
There isn't a better system.  100 guys can use it properly and have no issues, but it takes only 1 dipshit to break it. I don't blame the city for this, I blame stupidity.  Good luck finding a fix for that! 

I like the idea of 1 or 2 "trail" cams at the site that are in locked cases.  They would only need to be checked if there's an issue, but at least we'd have some kind of lead onto who is being an idiot. (Such as catch and eat Bass fisherman) :nuts:

I use that thing almost every day and really try to take care of it, as do 99% of others who use it.  I'd love to see a solution to the problems, but I'm not sure there is one, short of getting a turbine engine for a grinder motor... 

Lake Superior / Re: Ice
« on: June 10, 2014, 06:48:36 PM »
It's not all gone yet....  http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/06/07/dnr-warden-spots-icebergs-on-lake-superior/#.U5ZeonRkq3I.facebook

I am scheduled to make my first run of the year to The Rock this Sunday, and then 11 more times in the next 15 days. We won't be leaving until I can see clearly, probably at least 5:45am, and I'll have a forward lookout the entire run...as well as a puckered ass.

You're right though, Keith.  It's the extra .001% coverage that will keep me on my toes.

Lake Michigan / Re: Fairport Tournaments 2014
« on: June 01, 2014, 02:54:14 PM »

Also, with multiple fish to weight in - it favors the bigger boats that tow more tackle!

I would strongly disagree!  More tackle does NOT equal more fish, and in many cases, it equals less.  It's not about how much you're runnin', but how much you're runnin' properly...   :thmb:

Boat and Tackle Setups / Re: Rod Holder Tree Lights
« on: June 01, 2014, 06:39:38 AM »


I've had these for 4 years now and love them!  Much cleaner/brighter light than halogens, and burn a LOT less power.

Trout/Salmon / Re: Trout and salmon
« on: May 27, 2014, 09:01:31 AM »
Very cool, Keith!!  Great picture!

Lake Superior / Re: Marquette Cinder Pond Boat Launch
« on: May 23, 2014, 06:03:46 PM »
If you really want to go dodge icebergs, there is a PERMANENT CONCRETE LAUNCH PEIR at the cinder pond.  It may be a little tall, but it still works, and is surely easier than complaining about a wooden dock not being put in.  There is also a launch at the upper harbor, open and ready to use. 

I don't blame the city at all.  That marina was full of ice 2 days ago.  And this is exactly what would happen...
with the correct wind it could all end up back in the harbor and marina.  Then when the docks and boats are all damaged people will be bitching about there property being trashed.

Gun Talk / Re: Glock turncoat
« on: May 21, 2014, 08:23:55 AM »
Very nice gun!!  Welcome to the family.  Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 

There is a reason that in the profession (law enforcement) where looks don't matter, but reliability and toughness do, and lives are on the line,  Glocks outnumber all other brands combined.  It's not even close.

I have a really "pretty" Smith and Wesson, and a "cute" little Ruger as well.  I am not brand loyal.  But if I had to run out of the house carrying only one gun, I'm grabbing a Glock every time.

Lake Superior / Re: Stannard Rock
« on: May 20, 2014, 10:17:55 AM »
You couldn't pay me to run out there right now.  Believe me, people have tried.  :poke:

There are icebergs in Marquette harbor that are 30-40 feet long, and 6-10 feet thick of clear blue ice.  Plenty of those all over the lake.  I've cancelled all my Stannard Rock trips thru at least June 5th, and that's gonna be pushin it.

If you go, be sure to let the Coast Guard know.  Granted, even their boat is still sitting on a trailer... 

They're just fish.  Surely ain't worth the risk.

Gun Talk / Re: Shield 9 and SR9C?
« on: May 12, 2014, 01:15:15 PM »
We got my wife a SR9c last year for her carry gun.  I must admit, being a Glock fan myself, that Ruger is a SWEET gun.  Shoots great, feels great in the hand, and I really like the safety.  That was probably the biggest selling point for my wife.  Without a safety she wasn't comfortable having one in the chamber, and I understand that.  After handling many different guns with the help of Dan Webb up at Gander, the Ruger fit her hand perfectly.  It also came with 2 extra magazines, and a mag extender for a full grip if wanted.  We also got a Uncle Mikes holster that clips perfectly inside her purse.  Between the two of us there's at least 500 rounds through it so far, and not a single issue. 

When the times comes, as it always does, that I feel I need another pistol, I'll be looking hard at the full size version. 

Off Topic / Re: Polaris ATV's
« on: May 11, 2014, 02:19:08 PM »
Ask enough people and you'll get bad reviews on all brands.  Polaris has dominated the ATV market for years(for good reason).  That's why there are more for sale...there's more of them out there.  To me, it's far more important to have a good dealership to back the product, because all of them will need fixin eventually, and the machine is only as good as the dealer that services it.  And for the best built, tightest, most reliable machines, find yourself a Yamaha... :thmb:

Unfortunately, around here, there are very few that have anything close to qualified mechanics.  High school kids straight outa Auto shop is more like it.  I own a Victory motorcycle(Polaris).  I drove 240 miles round trip from Marquette to buy the bike, as well as tire changes and any other service, and it's worth every minute.  I wouldn't let the shop around here within 50 feet of my bike with a wrench, so they won't get my sales either.


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