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Anybody fishing in Lake Michigan?

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Anybody fishing in Lake Michigan?

Postby Seif911 » May 27th, 2013, 9:18 am

Good Morn' All,

I was just curious if anybody was fishing in Lake Michigan? I almost got out there if it weren't for the engines dying. Soon :). It seems that the boats by me aren't catching a ton. They go out to ~100' deep and are pulling the fish from off the bottom trolling.
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Steve

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Re: Anybody fishing in Lake Michigan?

Postby waybomb » May 27th, 2013, 10:45 am

When I fish, I catch tires, cans, and miscellaneous junk. I am about as far from a fisherman as one can get!

Luckily, I have a neighbor that fishes and occasionally brings over a freshly fileted Rainbow, my favorite!
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Re: Anybody fishing in Lake Michigan?

Postby Seif911 » May 27th, 2013, 7:01 pm

That works too. Not as much fun as catching your own. Our best trip of the year is sturgeon fishing. We usually spend a week. Last year we tried to go to Marinette and the water was so low, there was dry ground at the bottom of the dock. We had to go inland.
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Steve

22' Godfrey Hurricane Fun Deck, Fiberglass hull, 175 HP, Deck boat
24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977
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Re: Anybody fishing in Lake Michigan?

Postby Seif911 » June 17th, 2013, 3:34 pm

I am hoping this is the 1st of many :)
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Steve

22' Godfrey Hurricane Fun Deck, Fiberglass hull, 175 HP, Deck boat
24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977
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1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Re: Anybody fishing in Lake Michigan?

Postby waybomb » June 17th, 2013, 4:48 pm

Have a great dinner! Boat running better now?
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Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
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Re: Anybody fishing in Lake Michigan?

Postby Seif911 » June 17th, 2013, 9:07 pm

I am a step closer for sure. The starboard engine started right up. The first time since I bought it. I usually have to pour gas in the carb. It was either a sticking anti-siphon valve of the leaking fuel filter. Both are new so who knows.

The smoking engine, didn't get to test it. I had 23 people on the boat and none of them wanted to go too far out so I just idled it out and back. Ran great.
Thanks,
Steve

22' Godfrey Hurricane Fun Deck, Fiberglass hull, 175 HP, Deck boat
24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977
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Re: Anybody fishing in Lake Michigan?

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