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  1. In the same boat Aray. Fortunatley I have unlimited license's for all the North American lakes, but none for any of the European lakes. I only have a couple of hours is the evening, more on the weekends, to fish. So if I buy a license for a day, at say 4:00pm real time, and fish until 6:00pm, when I get home from work the next day at 4:00 my license has expired.
  2. Good to see ya back Joe. Lot's of catching up to do lol.
  3. Too funny Tmif! You can't get away from the sons of bitches lol.
  4. I'll share some information and data I've obtained in the last week or so fishing Michigan. Uni Pike & Freshwater Drum can be caught from your boat between the Woods of Eastern Bank & the first boat dock to your left of Sandy Cape. Somewhere about about half way between the two. Use you boat sonar to pin point such. Been catching both Uni Pike & Uni Drum using the x-series #4/0 bass spinner with an attached 4" green shad fishing at all depths. Also been catching Uni Pike using the x-series and trophy frog poppers. I did manage to catch a Uni Pike on one of the new poppers, but they seem to like the frog poppers better. If you go left of the dock at the Dusk to Dawn peg, and position your boat about 200' feet offshore you can catch Uni Drum and Uni Blue Cat. Once again use your sonar to pinpoint their location. I also had a great deal of luck using the aforementioned x-series #4/0 bass spinner with the 4" green shad during the day, and then at night, remove the 4" shad and replace with a glow worm or glow shad. If you venture into the canal at Dusk to Dawn, and go to end of the canal, but not into the lake itselfs there's a drop off about 100' straight out in front of you. Uni Walleye, Uni Smallmouth and Uni Drum can be caught here. Again I've had great success with the bass spinner & shad combo. If you venture out into the lake, turn left and go past the light house to the far left corner, park yourself about 125' offshore. Cast toward the far bank for Uni Walleye & Uni Smallmouth. Uni Browns can be caught at night either from the Fairy Tale Dock or by parking you boat there about using a 23' #4/0 Glow Crank. Trophies will also be quite abundent in all the areas mentioned. There are other places, but that will be for another time lol. I've become quite fond of the bass spinner shad combo, and have not really been fishing with much else. It will catch all sort of species at Michigan. And on a quick note, next time your in Alaska...try the x-series bullet spinner with a white skirt. Caught all the Uni' there on a sunny day in one go using this combo.
  5. I myself recently returned to the FTP version. I miss trolling with the rod holders in the Fisherman, but something I can say about the FTP version, and the option to attach skirts and plastics to you spinner baits and bass jigs. Outstanding. I have only been to Florida, Michican & Alaska since I came back, so I can only speak on these venues. X-Series Bullet Spinner w/White Skirt and the X-Series (Alaska decimator), and the #4/0 Bass Spinner with the 4" Green Shad (which at this point I believe will catch any fish in the lake lol).. Be prepared for some fun. And for you peeps with boats...since the've changed the spawns etc., be sure to explore places you don't normally fish, and search for schools of fish with your sonar. I thought I knew Michican well enough to fish it in my sleep, but I'm really surprised how many unis and trophies I'm catching in "odd ball places" lol. Unless I have to, I'm not a bottom fisherman...yea yea I know, I'm missing out, so they tell me, (you know you are lol), so I can't comment on any thing related to such.
  6. First thing you guys need do is put your Match Rods etc. in your home storage, and use them to catch fish that can't be caught on artificial bait imo lol. To easy to catch fish float fishing and bottom fishing. If you want a real challenge...Go artifiical. Will make you a much better fisherman in long run lol.
  7. J.Mitchell WV

    Tarpon

    Caught a couple of dozen here and there. All on the left hand side of the Salty Delta Peg. From the far left hand side and work your way radially to your right to the small island of mangroves. Crankbaits, Bullet Spinners, (with and without spinner skirts), Single, Medium, and Casting Spoons. Doesn't seem to be a pattern, for me anyways, just seem to catch them haphazardly while fishing for Snook & Red Drum.
  8. What seems to work best for me is kinda the same way I fish Jerk Baits IRL. 2 Speed with a very fast twitch. And by fast, I mean a quick twitch on almost every two or three revolutions of the reel. Not a big sweeping twitch like you might use with lift and drop, but a snapping twitch. I also like to sweep my pole left and right while retrieving to give the lure a change of direction.
  9. Well, anybody that knows me on FP, knows I like to toss back a few cocktails in the evenings while passing the time on said FP. But I beleive it's causing me to "maybe" imagine some things lol. Examples: Now I haven't fished alot of the new European Lakes, just due the fact I dispise float and bottom fishing. So I went to Russia day before yesterday, only the second time for me, and was motoring around in my boat, checking out the bottom features with my sonar, and checking for deep holes with the ipad thing a ma jig. I found a little spot, and set a couple of bouy markers and proceeded to fish with no idea of when or were to be fishing. After a short time of trying different lures, depths and techniques, I started to catch some Asp. Before two long I was into some trophies, and shortly there after Uni's. I say Uni's because I caught two, back to back. A fluke I thought, and proceeded onward. I caught another one just a few minutes later after changing lures. So yesterday, I went back to the same spot and was fishing in the wee hours of the morning. Just before 4:00am, I once again caught two Uni's, back to back. Both on a Glow 23ft. 4/0 Crankbait. By the time I got the second one in the boat, time had changed to said 4:00am, and the sun was up. So I switched to a 1-1/2" 4/0 Single Spoon, (Perch Pattern), and I be damned If I didn't catch another Uni on the very next cast. 3 Uni's in three casts...just a fluke, or is the Vodka making me imagine things lol. Anybody else have this happen in Russia?
  10. Yes indeed. I was having trouble with this one myself. Thanks to kdog for the bouy marker.
  11. There's always a few rotten apples in the bunch. I'll fish with you Sue. Our crew don't get together and fish like we used to, but they are an outstanding group of guys, and if you join one of our rooms you can rest assured that there will be no discrimination. Well, I just seen Hate_ful posted. He's one of our crew, a great person indeed. So anyways, send me a friends request...BJTATER.
  12. The trick to catching Muskie and Pike at St. Croix is to keep the lure off the bottom. They are a mid depth fish, and fishing the middle water column is your best bet. If you have trouble keeping your lure at said mid depth, try using "lighter" jig heads and lures. Which means you want have to do a 3 speed retrieve to keep it up. It's been my experience in game that pike and musky are lazy, and like a slower lure presentation. 1 or 2 speed stop and go will do the trick. And I might get a scolding from this one lol, with all the trouble with crank bait issues in the past, but they are still quite deadly if fished correctley.
  13. To be honest, it wasn't very long at all. The water is quite shallow in that area, and there's not a lot of room for them to "run" on you. Also they were both caught within 50 or 60 feet of the bank, which means I didn't have a lot of line to take up. They also have a tendency to want to run toward bank which is a big help lol. On another note, I've been up there for a few days now, mostly experimenting and seeing what's the best bang for your buck "XP" wise, and trying alots of different lures. A couple of things I found out, that the 4" Blue Crawl works great for Sockeye and Bull Trout. The 1/2 oz. X-Series Bass Spinner...flat out dominates the Dolly Varden, and will yield a number of Bull Trout also. The 5" Glow Worm will catch you bunch of Chinooks and Chum at night. And I found a honey hole in Michigan, no matter what the weather, any time from 9PM to Sunrise, you can absolutely wear out the Brown Trout on the 8' 3/0 Glow Crank Bait. Almost every single cast. And I'm talking 6-8lbers. On light gear that will give about 250xp per fish. Doesn't seem like much when a big Musky or Pike will give you a 1000+, but your not going to catch those on every cast, or everyother cast. Sockeye and Bull Trout are about the same also. Bull Trout a little harder to catch, but you can make a good run with Sockeye durning peak times. Well enough for now, back to work.
  14. Haven't posted in a while. Couldn't contain myself with this one, had to show it off lol. Fooling around in Alaska with light tackle and landed this jewel. Jigwinner 8'10" SE w/Espira 3500SE, 12lb. mono. Landed one earlier in the day that was 5lbs. lighter. My biggest until this was a 25lb. Gar I caught by accident at Quanchin during the Dancing With Pike Comp.
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