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J. Sparrow

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  1. My wife and I fished from 7 - 11:30 on Friday the 22th and got 26 perch . 55 - 60 fow. Surface temp was right around 50F. It was a slow pic the entire morning. Beautiful day though.
  2. Looks like a nice installation, and it's probably at a better working height with the reels away from the bow rail.
  3. welcome to the board. Good luck, and keep safe.....
  4. It's hard to believe that elected officials can let this persist. I'm sure Lake Erie boating generates millions of dollars of income for Erie County small business ….. you name it..... boat sales, corner stores, gas stations, tourism dollars, bait sales, launch fees, dock fees, restaurants, motels ..... I just don't get it. If the Sturgeon Point marina is constructed such that annual dredging is needed, how is there not funds available to do so? It's the one thing that should be funded to ensure $'s keep flowing into the local community. Why isn't the local small business community up in arms? Also, if the SP launch marina is not available, what's that going to do to the launch traffic at SBH and the Catt? At a time when we'll be trying to keep apart launch conditions will force a higher concentrations of people launching boats. I live in Monroe county, bought my most recent boat from a dealer in Derby, make 15 trips per year to Lake Erie for perch and walleyes...… buying bait and tackle and gas and munchies local to where ever I launch...… I don't understand how local business aren't fuming over this. Local officials need to be replaced...……. Sure seems nuts to me that they haven't been already.
  5. anybody know if Millers is selling bait? Are Emeralds available there?
  6. God Bless you Mr. Brown. I hope you can fish for at least another 10 years. Stay Safe.
  7. I don't know how they do it, but they do it. You'll see quotas established for walleyes and perch based on annual estimates of both commercial and sport-fishing take.
  8. "michigan wigglers" might work. They used to work quite well for steelhead....... and probably still do. Live wigglers were a popular bait for perch on the piers of Benton Harbor / St. Joe when I lived there in the mid 80's.
  9. It's a great question Gary...... I've tried soft plastic dragonfly larva without success. Sometimes when you're catching perch that are puking up wads of spiny water fleas, I wonder what you could do to imitate those things..... but I've never had great success with anything other than minnows. Tried leeches too and got a few on them, but not enough to warrant going away from minnows. We've also got perch on fatheads when the perch are puking up gobies...... they kinda look similar. It seems like if they're going to eat anything, it'll be emeralds first though......
  10. I'd used MDO plywood to replace the floor in a 16 ft aluminum about 5 years ago and it worked well. Resin sealed the edges with vinyl on top, and I'd do the same thing if I ever had to again.
  11. 2 of us fished in 60 fow today and got 60 perch and one walleye........ Very nice day for it, and I'm sad to say I think it's time to winterize.
  12. I had a decent day perchin yesterday out of the catt. 55 FOW. Maybe 20 boats out. Wound up a few short of a limit when I ran out of goldies. The fishcops made a visit to the armada around 1 PM. Be careful out there, water's getting colder.
  13. I'm currently using a Garmin Echomap Plus 93 SV and have been happy with it's performance. My only complaint on the unit is that the depth contours are not accurate, and I have yet to upgrade that capability. Touchscreen is the nuts..........
  14. What did your screen look like?
  15. Page 2, Paragraph 2............... Blue Pike? Somebody know something I don't?
  16. Millions of walleyes can put a hurtin' on the baitfish in the lake.........and smaller perch. That being said, we did get some smaller perch today.
  17. Today, we fished slightly East of the Catt in 64 - 78 fow and took a 2 man limit, but it was mostly chicken wing Warrior spoons off the wire divers for us today. When the wind died, it got tough, and took 90 minutes to get the final 2. There were fewer marks than a week ago, in pretty much the same water...... We took a few on harnesses on the riggers, but they didn't produce for me today like they have all season. 1.8 on the Depth Raider seemed to be fine. I don't think we saw a mark above 55 ft. We also went through a group of 13 - 14" fish that snapped up everything............. good to see a some fish from a different year class than we have been catching all summer......
  18. My wire divers never trip on fish, but seeing that you have a fish on is typically pretty obvious. I'd never even considered that it could be an issue................ Manually tripping them from the boat is no problem. Hoping for a trip on Sunday.
  19. NIce day out of the Catt ....... fished solo, and took a quick limit of walleyes. Fished 68 - 80 fow, and there were more marks in 68 than 80..... riggers at 65, and divers out 210 with harnesses were the best. 1.5 - 1.7 on the depth raider. Pink harness and watermellon/copper back seemed to produce the most fish...... but to be honest I hardly changed any baits today.
  20. NIce looking spoon.............what color is the back?
  21. 10%, you are indeed in the top 10%! Good Karma to you!
  22. I believe the rule of thumb is 1 oz for every 10 feet of depth........
  23. Chamberlains are the way to go for walleyes. When set properly, they will pop on silver bass, and even perch.........I love them.
  24. What is the deepest you can get a tru-trip to dive and do you feel they dive to the advertised depth? And have you ever added inline weights ahead of the TT to try to reach deeper than the advertised depth?
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