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Old 05-31-2007, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I finally made it out on the big lake for the first time this year. Between work and weather and a few minor problems with the boat it has been a bad start.
Left Evanston around 6:15AM and set up at the R2. First rod down went off with a nice 4 pound coho. Blue-Green cheader fly orange 00 dodger down 23 feet. I thought oh boy this is going to be a piece of cake. Well that was the last hit for about 45 minutes. We got both side set up and had time for a cup of coffee. Then my side started to take off. I wound up with 5 coho's for 11 hits. and my partners had 1hit and no fish. The guy up stairs was taking care of me today because he knew I had not fished this year and my partners have. It was nice to get out and even nicer to get a few fish. My other fish came 40 and 45 feet down on the riggers only one fish on the surface rod.
Hope this front clears out so the weekend will be better fishing.
Two boats fishing for perch at the R4 said it was slow there too with a lot of little one. The perch should be moving in this week or next. We will keep an eye on them and report back when they move in. Frank
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Default Great to have you back Frank

Glad you were able to pull some fish in. I will be in Port Clinton Ohio doin some Walleye fishing from Friday -Monday. But will be out on the big pond during the week. Thanks for the info and all your help.

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Old 06-01-2007, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good to hear you got out Frank.

Myson and I have given the perching a whack this season, southof Waukegan and have been doing very well and enjoying it for sure!

Thanks again for all your tips and suggestions, it has helped us get going.

Sun. and Mon. over the holiday weekend, we trolled after perching, getting ouir limits of salmon in an hour to hour and 15 both days!

Fishing has been real good up north. Best of luck, hope the weather cooperates for us all over the weekend!
C J "The Mona Gale" [email protected]
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