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Today's Update and, ...or
9/2/14 On cruise control until I
gather the reel facts from last weekend. Did hear some
were fishing the 25 to 28 line W, or in 500 to 600 feet of
9/1/14 "Old One Eye" is a nickname I
gave an Undertaker Super Mag Head a good 5-6 years ago.
Fish ate the eyeball off and did a transplant to repair this
oldie, but goodie!
Suspect we all have pet, or nicknames for certain things on our
boat. Nicknames denote, differentiate, and are usually
earned in fish battles. Old beat up lures got that way
from hard service and always earn a special place in my heart.
know this head is no longer in pristine shape, being in several
brutal King Salmon wars. The cracked ice, over glow makes
WTP 830 glow tape. As you can see the cracked ice has
shrunk over the many seasons.
"Old One Eye"
Vinyl, or Mylar lure tape is made 2 ways. First method is
cast, an expensive poured process that results in a thinner
vinyl. Second, is called, calendared that is rolled out
like dough and will shrink over time. WTP tape, the tackle
industry's standard is mostly calendared. Which is said to
be most flexible and ideal for lure applications.
8/31/14 Gonna save the epic tale of
"Old One Eye" 7 years in making until tomorrow and say, the
Labor Day Weekend crowd got disappointed with yesterday's nasty
Scattered rain and wind to 23 knots from the S made fishing Lk.
MI miserable if your were brave enough to try. Good news
is? ...today Lk. MI will be behaving and give the fleet a shot
at the fish before tomorrow's predicted S blow with 4 & 5
This time of the season wind seems to become our constant
8/30/14 Fished Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday this past week. During these 3 mornings we
had lines in the water for about 10 hours resulting in 10 bites.
Amounting to 7 fish boated (2 Lake Trout, 2 Coho, & 3 adult 15
to 18.5 lb. King Salmon). My trips end before 11am, having
to be in the shop by noon to ship orders.
What I did notice was fish marks were OK until fleet pressure
built, causing the fish to vanish. Only to re-appear when
the fleet thinned out about 9:30am.
Sonar has grown with the fleet. What used to be a 200 watt
machine is now a 500, or larger. 50kz is the preferred
wide angle transducer beam preferred used by most. Add up
each sonar machine bouncing 1000s of watts off the fish and it
has to effect something. Swim under your transducer like I
have and you'll feel a strong pulse, or timed thump hit you.
Active fish we caught were well below the thermocline and the
furthest away from the transducer too. Is there such a
thing as sonar shyness?
My most productive hours were 9 to 10:30am when boat traffic
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