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Waukegan 4-13

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Fished out of Waukegan today but didn’t wet a line until about 2:00 p.m. Ran only four lines and no birds due to the heavy fog. Picked up three fish within 30 minutes on Chartreuse w/orange bellied SR7 Frenzy’s. We changed over another rod to the same bait and it starting popping. Ended the day with a two-man limit of four Coho and six browns, two of which were decent fish. Cut loose a 10 lb Laker, a brown and a king. Only missed three pickups today so the hook ratio was pretty good. Trolled N & S at 2.0 to 2.6 SOG. The water clarity was poor and the fog was outrageous. We were in the slip by 6:00. All and all a good first day in Waukegan.
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Thanks for the tip last week. I didn't do as good as you guys (still learning to fish the lake.) My boat idles too high and I'm running between 2.4 and 2.9 but still caught some fish. But we caugt fish right out of the harbor just where you told me to set-up so thanks again. I left a fishing report on Angler101s web message

Hunter, get yourself some small drift socks and hang them off the back cleats. They should run about six inches behind the transom to work properly, they also are great when drift fishing for perch and smallmouth when the wind is blowing. Some guys use 5 gallon buckets with holes drilled in them but those have a tendency to bang up the finish on your boat and the drift socks are easier to get in and out of the water. If you pick some up let me know and I can walk you through the whole process.

I'll do that. Quick question? How to you keep the socks out of the prop?

I should have been a little clearer on my explanation, 4 inches of the tip/end of the sock past the transom; the draft on you boat will keep them parallel rather consistently unless you take major evasive action. Play with them, put them on the side cleats not the rear and run the sock back so that the tip/end of the sock just clears the transom. I don’t think you will run the risk of getting them in the prop.

Here's a link of a guy using one to slow him down drifting ... CBBBD5696F. Your going to put one on each side while trolling, the result is the same.

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