Monthly Archives: August 2008

The Salmon Reports are coming in steady

Frankfort:  Big fish in the 25 and 30 lb range are being caught off the pier with alewives.  Folks are cathing the bait with #10 long shank gold hooks, often without any bait.  Waxies are a good choice, as well … Continue reading

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Perch picked up Sat Morning, Looks like a killer Holiday

PERCH FISHING EXCELLENT THIS MORNING!!!! Great numbers of PERCH were brought in from this mornings crowd. Over 100lbs of PERCH by 12p.m. Fish being taken on PERCH rigs and minnows. Both shiners and Fatheads were working today. Fish around the … Continue reading

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Salmon are Starting to Run

With the cool weather starting earlier this year, the salmon are starting to run in the Lower Peninsula.  Some of the runs in the Upper started to take place a week and half ago,  one night it hit 39 degrees … Continue reading

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Crank Divers: Storm Lightnin’ Shad

One of the bonuses of getting away from the crowds is the quiet time that one can have to himself.  At the cabin one night, I sat up  with some loose leaf paper and a pen and started brainstorming up … Continue reading

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Gauge, water dog?

Turns out I have a swimmer after all with the dogs.  Gauge seen here resting turned out to be a great swimmer.  Well once she quit trying to drink up the whole lake that is.  She even jumped off our … Continue reading

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Looks Like McCain Gets it Right

John McCain appears to have gotten it right with his choice as VP,  Sarah Palin. This is a woman to be respected.  Mother of five, the youngest born with Downe’s Syndrome.  A marathon runner, outdoorsperson, and Governor of our largest … Continue reading

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Burn Spot by the Indian River

    These are the pics from a spot not far from the Indian River in the Upper Peninsula.  Its actually a spot the Erie Hiker might like because along the river is a hiking trail called Pine Martin Run.  … Continue reading

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A New Pike Tactic

One of the things I like about heading North is try out new things for chasing Pike and Muskie.  This year I concentrated a lot on plastics.  I worked swimbaits, large twister tails with lead head jigs and gave the … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Tubes

Remember back a few weeks, I had mentioned how easy it was to make your rod tubes?  This is just a quick view of what I was talking about.  One of them is store bought, but all the rest can … Continue reading

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DNR Report for August 28th

  Southeast Lower PeninsulaLake Erie – Fishing has been slow as strong wind and wave action has left the Michigan waters weedy and muddy. Walleye fishing was slow with a few fish caught near the Fermi Plant. Perch fishing was … Continue reading

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