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Old 05-12-2010, 07:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Time Lake Michigan

Planning (weather and work permitting) to try Lake Michigan on Friday, first time ever.

17 Sylvan, deep vee, 150 merc and 9.9 kicker

Was thinking of going out from Pastrick (coming from Beecher) but open to other suggestions

Figured to go out and troll and in general, putz around and watch other fisherman and learn from what they are doing

No specific fish targets, willing to terrorize anything that swims

Although the boat is rigged with two manual downriggers it sounds like I can just troll without them at this time of year

Any general suggestions would be appreciated

No high expectations, just want to get started on what looks likes the best fishery around. Got to start somewhere
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We were in pastrick early in the spring and it was all dodger and flies. off of boards. Now i am not sure where exactly they are fishing at but you can bet that the orange dodger and green/blue flies are still producing. Oh and those down riggers will come useful especially if the fish are down deeper. Sorry not to much help. If you ever make it up north Waukegan NP area pm me and we will talk
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Stopped in at Mik-Lurch this evening and talked with Ed and Mark

Looks like I'll spend Friday focusing on Smallmouth and maybe some perch

Leave the trolling for the following week if the weather cooperates

Great guys with lots of knowledge

Will let you know how we do Friday
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