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What species are you going to target the most this year?

Bass
- 2 (66.7%)
Walleye
- 0 (0%)
Trout (river/stream)
- 1 (33.3%)
Panfish
- 0 (0%)
Other (please post what species)
- 0 (0%)

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Hobie-Wan Kenobi

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2018 Upper Peninsula Fishing
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:51:10 PM »

Fishing season is hopefully upon us soon. To kick things off, let's discuss what species we are targeting this year and how we will target them!!! Make sure to use the poll above.
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Re: 2018 Upper Peninsula Fishing
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 06:53:03 PM »

I'll start things off. I will be targeting mainly bass. I will be focusing on learning to fish deep this year. I plan on using deep cranks, jigs and dropshotting.

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Re: 2018 Upper Peninsula Fishing
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 04:09:40 PM »

Well, I'm not in the UP but...I try to cross off a new species every year.  I only have a couple left so this year will likely be a musky (I've caught several, I just want one over 40") and pink salmon.  That said, I usually am targeting walleye, catfish, and trout. What I use depends on a number of things but usually cats are stinkbait, walleye is white twister tails or some form of crank, and trout are spinners, crawlers, and the occasional fly.
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Re: 2018 Upper Peninsula Fishing
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 10:37:46 PM »

Bluegills and smallmouth bass in summer, whitefish in fall and winter.

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Re: 2018 Upper Peninsula Fishing
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 09:38:01 AM »

Bluegills and smallmouth bass in summer, whitefish in fall and winter.

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Always wanted to get into whitefish.

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Re: 2018 Upper Peninsula Fishing
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2018, 06:44:58 PM »

Right now Iím trying to get a steelhead, which I did:



I donít have a center pin and donít like to fish with a float.  Steelhead will hit anything that walleye will, thereís just fewer of them around my area...

Pretty soon I will be after walleye.  I use anything they will eat, and I am not afraid to try my entire tackle box to figure It out.  I prefer to use suspending crankbaits (confidence lure), but truth be told a half a night crawler is normally the way to go.  Also catch tons of smallmouth suckers and catfish.

Once It starts getting hot, I start fishing in the dark.  I will soak bluegills, cut bait, or
crawlers along a seam for catfish while working a fire tiger crankbait in case a walleye is hanging around.

If I canít get out of town, I fish for bass on occasion.  I like a Zoom Super Fluke Texas-rigged with no weight.


In the fall I normally try to catch walleye some more and occasionally get a salmon to hit my walleye presentation.

In the winter I try to catch walleye.



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Re: 2018 Upper Peninsula Fishing
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 10:24:27 AM »

I can say, so far, I've been sticking to my plan. It is very hard to resist the urge to fish docks when I know own I can pull fish off them. It also helps that I've been without a punch rod for the year as well.

It's been paying off. I've built a lot of confidence deep cranking. That will be more beneficial to me down the road versus catching bass in the same spots I've been catching them for years.
 


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