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    Jim V
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  1. I tried to go to Catt Monday afternoon. Road was blocked off to traffic as it looked like the railroad tracks were being replaced or repaired. Don't know if work is done or not. They were letting local traffic thru but no room to get thru with a boat on trailer.
  2. Attached is a picture of harbor entrance Oct 12 2020. Can You imagine what it's going to look like in the spring? I'm assuming it built up so bad and so fast because the sand was not removed behind the gas dock. In past years all that sand and rocks got removed by who ever got contracted to do the work by the marina. This year only a channel got cleaned out which filled back in fast, cause there was no place for it to spread out. I'm predicting that after this coming winter, that will be the end of the marina. What a shame. I hope I'm wrong because it's such a beautiful place.
  3. They do dredge every year and have ever since I can remember. I seem to remember last year on this site, that everyone was rejoicing in the millions of dollars approved to fix the wall. What ever happened to all that money cause I didn't see anyone fixing anything or even try. Blame it on the china virus ? Did someone take the money to fix the budget problems we always have in this state, virus or not?
  4. Don't bother going to Sturgeon point. I just came from there (Oct 1, 2020). The sand bar has completely closed off the harbor entrance just as bad as it was at the end of last winter. Unless you kayak fishing, you ain't launching there. I'd be pissed if I payed for a season slip there. I wonder if they are giving partial refunds.
  5. Thanks Guy's. I guess I'm going to give it a try. I have a fish hawk TD and I'll use it to measure max actual depth once I get them set up at specific speeds. I think I'm going to start with a 175 footer and a 125 footer. I'll post how it goes. Hopefully I don't have to wait till next summer for a calm day. I know they are few and far between in the fall, but I'm retired and can go out on a moments notice. Do you know if I can fish them next to lead cores without getting a cluster tangle? Jim
  6. I'm thinking of buying 300 ft of 32 lb copper to set up a couple of walleye copper set ups. I have plenty of experience with lead core but am wondering if copper line will help this time of year. I was thinking 2 150 ft rigs or a 175 and a 125 or a 100 and a 200. Anybody out there have any experience with this? Is it a waste of time and money? Will it go deeper than 10 color lead core ? I'm thinking 300 ft on one reel will be draggin bottom in 80 FOW but don't really know personally. Thanks in advance for replys.
  7. Could be perch I guess but if they were' I think I would have caught a couple. I've caught them trolling plenty of times before.
  8. Yep, I was measuring same temp from surface all the way to the bottom as measured with a fish hawk TD sent down my dipsey rods.
  9. Sunday Sept 7, 2020 Fished solo off Eagle Bay 11:15 till 6:30 Marked fish almost constantly but couldn't buy a hit (see screen shot of fish finder). Ran big dipseys, 1 down rigger and 4 color lead with 5 oz snap weight. 83 to 86 FOW. Nothing worked. Sticks, harnesses and spoons. I was running 3 mph om main engine trying to burn up some older gas and I'm thinking that was the problem. Next time out I'm switching back to my kicker. Live and learn. Dragged downrigger ball right thru marks and zip.
  10. exactly what J Sparrow said. The diver is being pushed back faster than the lure by water pressure. When you stop the diver, the lure catches up and 9 times out of 10 catches your hook above the dipsey instead of trailing the dipsey. If that happens you can troll all day and catch nothing. Slow clicker decent is the ticket and you can start setting up another rod while it's clicking out or open up a beer or a sammy.
  11. They are always way off. The best you can do is hope for a SE wind under 15 and go, and that don't happen often. The Port Coulbourne buoy is averaging wave height not measuring max height. If you double what they are reporting, you will be in the ball park. SE wind will be flat. S wind and E wind are almost as good. Any extended SW wind is building waves all the way from Michigan with nothing to stop them. The local news stations must be reporting waves inside the breakwalls in Bufffalo. They should get out on the lake sometime after they report 1 foot or less and see what the real world is like. You would think that for a city on 2 Great Lakes, that at least one TV station could get a clue. It would probably be good for ratings. I know I would watch that station.
  12. There is also a launch on the creek between state park launch and Hanover. It's called Hidden Harbour. It's very nice if the other 2 run out of parking spaces. I usually use the state park launch at the end because I get a senior discount. Lot of my friends prefer Hanover because they have a fish cleaning station, but I clean my fish at home.
  13. Attached are pictures of a new mast mount I just finished but haven't tested yet. Made it from two pieces of 3/4 thick Starboard and some 7/8 vibration mounts I bought from McMaster Carr. Mast was originally mounted to my bow pulpit which is also made of starboard, so it's the bow rail that is untested. Change in height from pulpit to rail raised the mast 20.25 inches, which should help me to get big boards farther from boat without dragging tow line in the lake. Added benefit is I gain back access to my anchor rode roller on the pulpit which used to be blocked by the old mast position.
  14. Ramp is fine. The sand bar is at the lake opening. See attachment. This picture was taken 4/14/2020 after a gas trip to the res. Fix the freakin wall and you don't have to dredge every year assuming its done correctly.
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