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Lake Michigan "Open Water"

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rudyc

Since the ice is fading fast with 40 degree temps, we thought that a day on the Big Lake was in order.

water temps at 39 degrees, so it's best to stay in the boat!!

Mixed bag of Brownies, 1 King and 1 Steelhead.

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Fire Marshal Bill

Nice. That first pic looks like "fish on"!! 

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dogrunner

Cool, I mean Cold. 

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floodcity

Nice. Any pictures of the browns?

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rudyc

Most of the Browns we catch are pretty washed out looking, nothing like stream Brownies

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Okhotnik

Nice fish

 

used to fish the big lake when lived in the Midwest 

 

how deep trolling?

 

pulling plugs or spoons?

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rudyc

We were fishing in 17'-20' of water.

Flatline with Flickershad crank baits

2 color lead line with a jointed Orange / Gold Rapala,

downriggers and Dipsey Divers with copper and orange spoons

all caught fish

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Virgil Kane

I know that area well from the pictures but it's been years since I fished there.  It always was the spot for Browns way back when.  Good job on getting some great dinners !

 

Have to add that's some nice calm water for the big lake.

 

Virgil

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rudyc

Yes Virgil,

That area has been very good for Brownies since I started fishing it back in the 70's. We used to use Lindy rigs with smelt when you could access the place from shore in the middle of winter. WAY COLD fishing.

 

Here's a pic of my partner with a niceimage.thumb.png.a4bc51bc141bce9f56e75d5d72d23360.png one, he caught this AM.

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