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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Grand River -11/11/2018
« on: November 18, 2018, 10:42:06 PM »
Went tonight for a couple hours and froze, but got a couple.

As a side note, if Consumers ever decides to start running water through the turbines at Webber again, that would be nice...

Crawling a silver Shadow Rap as slow as I could reel and still get action...








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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Grand River -11/11/2018
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:20:21 PM »
Nice fish, Matt.  I have about 8 more weeks and hopefully I can get down there.  Ice is likely out but as long as there are some clear trails I should be walking well enough.  Just be sure to save some.

8 more weeks - that stinks, but it is better than 12 more weeks...

I've been throwing most everything back to be honest.  Out of the last 40 or so walleye I've caught I think I brought 6 home...

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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Grand River -11/11/2018
« on: November 11, 2018, 06:56:25 PM »
Fished Webber today for a couple hours.  Got some smallmouth, a walleye, and a pike.  The wind was absolutely horrid.

Lost the fish I was after - 0 for 1 on steelhead today...

All fish on a silver and black Shadow Rap. 
S-L-O-W was the ticket as all fish hit the lure on the fall...


















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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Grand River - Webber Dam - 11/4/2018
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:02:51 PM »



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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Grand River - Webber Dam - 11/4/2018
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:02:13 PM »
Couple more:










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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Float tube 11/3 SE MI
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:00:21 PM »
Ooh It was just right - I caught 20 smallmouth, 8 walleye, and a big fat pike.

I actually prefer to fish when the water is up a little because It concentrates the fish.


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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Grand River - Webber Dam - 11/4/2018
« on: November 04, 2018, 03:14:30 PM »
Has been absolutely on fire the last two days.

Kept 4 walleye last night, let a couple more go today, and absolutely destroyed smallmouth today - I caught 19 of them...including my personal best.  Also got my friendsí son his first two walleye.

Shadow Rap.  Husky Jerk.  Along the seam.  Very slow twitch pause twitch.  Carbon and Moss Back Shiner have been the two best colors for the Shadow Rap.  Glass Perch HJ 10 or Firetiger HJ 12 have been producing as well.



















Thereís a few of them...


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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Float tube 11/3 SE MI
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:36:26 AM »
I just got my personal best smallmouth:






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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Float tube 11/3 SE MI
« on: November 04, 2018, 01:25:45 AM »
And Iím still getting walleye, and I got my friendsí son his first one (nice 21.5Ē).  We kept 4 somehow only got 3 pics...








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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Float tube 11/3 SE MI
« on: November 04, 2018, 01:23:51 AM »
Webber is less than 10 minutes from Portland.


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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Lansing salmon fall 2018
« on: November 01, 2018, 12:17:01 PM »
Steelhead.  Walleye.  Both abundant.  Should be a great month - looking to do better than the 38 walleye I got last month...


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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Lansing salmon fall 2018
« on: October 29, 2018, 09:30:34 PM »
There were fish at Webber on Sunday as well...


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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Grand River - 10/23 & 10/24/2018
« on: October 24, 2018, 03:21:47 AM »
Epic fishing night.

The bite has changed.  Slow and subtle is out the window replaced by fast, spastic, and erratic jerks.  X-Rap in olive green and Husky Jerk 10 in gold were the champions.  Working the lures aggressively with occasional pauses of 5-10 seconds.






































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Lower Peninsula Fishing / Re: Lansing salmon fall 2018
« on: October 23, 2018, 03:45:02 PM »
Update I managed to get one this morning!

Stay tuned for updates lol
Who can guess what lure I got it on lol.


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Dude the river is loaded with steelhead right now.  I hooked 4 of them last night at Webber (sadly failed to get one in though).  I saw at least 10 of them swimming around in various places, and I am blind so...

Not using a Shadow Rap btw.

Also dropped (yeah - I dropped) the biggest walleye I have ever personally seen... 

(Crying now)


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General Fishing / Re: Eliminating line twist
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:15:14 PM »
I assume youíre using spinning gear...

I attach It to my line with just a snap and donít have issues with line twist at all. 

This has not always been the case.  I used to go through mono like crazy just because It would start twisting and I would pull It all off and replace It just to get rid of the twist.

First thing I did was poke around on the internet and discover that there are a few things you can do when spoiling the reel that will help prevent twist.  First, you have to make sure that the line is going on the reel in the same way It is coming off the spool.  Second, if youíre using mono, put the entire spool in a sink full of warm water before putting It on the reel - gets rid of the memory.

Third - donít use mono.  I use 15 or 20 pound braid exclusively.  If fish get shy, use a length of fluorocarbon leader.  My experience is that even if I get a little twist with the braid, It is limited to the first 10 feet or so of line and doesnít seem to create the loop on the reel where line from further in the reel spool is coming off before It should (most common reason I had for replacing mono as I would often be stripping 20-30 yards of line off to get rid of the mess). 

My size 35 President is a little over-full with a 150 yard spool of Power Pro 20 pound braid and about perfect with 150 yards of the 15 pound.  Itís $20 for a spool and I can use It for a couple of months if I take the time to put my spare spool on the reel and pull the line from one spool to the other.  On my size 25 Okuma reel I drop down to the 10 pound Power Pro which is really very tiny diameter like 4 pound or something.  Again, 150 yards fills It.

Pros for the braid:

Better casting (just donít try to act like Hercules and throw It as hard as you can - use the flex of the rod to launch It as opposed to your entire body, because a huge entire body heave can cause issues with the eye at the end of the rod if the line gets wrapped around It (as in the braid can break the rod tip with a half ounce lure attached to It)

Better abrasion resistance.  Pike will still cut It.  Not as often though.  Rocks will mar It up, but nicks will generally not cause It to fail unless you completely ignore them.  If thereís a strand coming apart, just re tie.

Superior sensitivity.  The walleye I am catching are finicky biters for the most part.  Sure they will sometimes nail It, but more often than not all I get is a quick ďtapĒ - if you want to know what It feels like, hit your rod just up in front of the handle with one finger using the same force you use to type on a keyboard - if your hit would kill a spider, thatís harder than the tap the fish will produce.  You simply cannot feel most of those with mono.

Does not break in snags.  I now carry around size 6 and size 8 treble hooks at all times as these are the two most common sizes on the baits I use.  80% of the time if I get snagged I can either straighten out or break the hook before the line breaks.  20% of the time either the knot will break or the lure itself will break (I have broken the lip off of more than a few crank baits on a certain snag where I fish).

Now if you do get snagged, donít cut the line.  Either hold the spool and pull straight back or take your pliers and wrap around the line and pull the line with the pliers.  Donít pull It with your hand because It will slice you. Be careful because if you pull just with your reel It can bend or break the bail arm.

I only use a swivel if I am using bait (under a bobber or down from a sinker) or throwing in line spinners. 




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