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Bought 2 st. Croix rods from rod benders at the show, gotta good price on them. Seemed like they had a good inventory, a lotta the newest stuff to hit the market. You should check them out if you haven't yet.

Buckeye lake / Re: Help with Buckeye Lake
« on: February 17, 2015, 04:22:54 PM »
One more thing, if you don't have a flasher, when the bobber next to you starts bouncing there is a fish spooking your minnow, slow your jigging presentation down.

Buckeye lake / Re: Help with Buckeye Lake
« on: February 17, 2015, 04:18:38 PM »
One issue you might be having is your lure is spinning in the water, try tying a barrel swivel to your main line, adding a 1.5ft fluorocarbon leader and then your snap, I'm assuming your quick snap doesn't have the barrel swivel. Gold and black jigging raps have been productive on buckeye for me, the water tends to be a little cloudier than other lakes, saying that I have done well on other colors too, but gold to me stands out. If you are using a rap make sure you are only tipping the treble and use the smallest minnow head possible not to take away from the action. If your using a flasher, once you draw a fish in slow down your presentation to a jiggle or often a 10 second pause. If you are using a pimple try tipping with a full minnow hooked threw the lips and use the same pause or jiggle to get the fish to hit. Blade baits- no tipping with live bait it takes away the vibration, jig erratic, as soon as it hits the end of your line lift it hard again. Try the smaller sizes, 1/8 1/4 work well on Buckeye. And last but not least drill a second hole next to your jigging hole and put a minnow under a bobber 1 ft off the bottom. Hope this helps and if it does please let me know. Good luck and be safe.

Buckeye lake / Re: Help with Buckeye Lake
« on: February 17, 2015, 09:03:49 AM »
What lures and colors are you trying? What size line are you using? are you using a leader? You gotta give a little more info and I will be willing to give you some suggestions on what I do.

General Discussion / Re: new jigging lure?
« on: February 17, 2015, 08:58:45 AM »
I've had three in my box for years, they glow like no other but I haven't had much luck with them.

General Discussion / Expo was a good time!
« on: February 16, 2015, 02:06:25 PM »
It was a great show in my opinion, met a lot of good people, and got to see some of the newest stuff to hit the market. I learned a lot from the seminars, including mine ( that I get real nervous when all eyes are on me). One lure that stood out was the pulse blade baits, John has really out done himself. I would like to thank Nate for the great shirt ;D nah man I will get it back to you next time I see you. I hope I get the chance to fish with a few of the guys I met. Until then good luck and be safe.

Alum Creek / Re: Crappie Limit 2/15
« on: February 16, 2015, 08:49:52 AM »
Glad to here the crappie are biting good hope the eyes turn on soon.

General Discussion / Expo this weekend
« on: February 12, 2015, 06:00:43 PM »
Dropped some stuff off to Dave today for the Fishing Expo, looks like he filled the building with some great vendors. I will be there all three days helping out and speaking if anyone wants to say hey. First time speaking infront of a group, little nervous. Hope to see a lot of you icers  I know and to meet those I don't. I can't wait to hear the stories, should be more stories than a library there, we all are fishermen ::)

General Discussion / Re: Eskimo Mako 43 repair
« on: February 12, 2015, 02:40:55 PM »
I set mine tank down every time , if I don't the gas leaks from the tank,  do to the plug the line goes in leaking from day 1.

General Discussion / Re: Do you journal?
« on: February 12, 2015, 09:02:18 AM »
next year I will invest in a gps but for now this is an inexpensive way to log data.

Alum Creek / Re: The search will continue
« on: February 12, 2015, 08:22:00 AM »
Thanks Anson, yeah I've tried as shallow as 2' on a hump and as deep as 45' in the main basin. I'm still marking fish in the area we caught a few eyes a couple a weeks ago, but can't get enough action to not search else where. I have a couple more ideal areas to try but if they don't produce I'm going to finish off the year fishing that area harder than I have been. I have fished that area 3 more times with out an eye. It's funny one day you catch 8, the next 3 times out nothing. I have how ever found some really good perch and crappie spots in my search for the elusive eye bite. I would like to spend a day before ice out fishing for perch, but for now I will keeping chasing the eyes. Good luck and be safe.

General Discussion / Re: Do you journal?
« on: February 12, 2015, 08:09:40 AM »
You can buy maps from most local bait store. Cheshire has them for 3 bucks.

General Discussion / Re: Eskimo Mako 43 repair
« on: February 11, 2015, 04:29:09 PM »
after the 1st year it wouldn't start, and I stabiled it like suggested, had to have the carb rebuilt. I always have to struggle to get it started. Recently the pull cord snapped and when it snaps it will break the spring inside as well. In order to put a new pull cord on you have to do some fabricating to lift the fly wheel( I believe it is the fly wheel). Gas tank has leaked since day one and the overflow on the carburetor has leaked as well since day one. It takes about 30 pulls to get it to start. My friends strike master starts first pull every time.

Alum Creek / The search will continue
« on: February 11, 2015, 08:46:42 AM »
I have to take a few days off the ice, family obligations, and I'm speaking at the expo. I won't be able to walk on water again till next Thursday, but when I do it will be another trip searching for the non existent saugeye in Alum. I haven't just spent this year looking for them, but 25 trips last year and not an eye to show for it. I've only been out about 10 times this year and caught a few so things are looking up. I ask you, am I the only one not catching eyes on this lake. Do you have any suggestions for me? There are not a lot of people fishing Alum or posting on it, has everyone given up on it? Most days its a ghost town, I fish 12 plus hours a day and hardly every see another soul. I just can't walk away, in the past I have fished Buckeye and Indian as much as Alum and did good, most of the time pulling limits from those lakes and I know I can catch fish there now, but I just have too find them on alum. You would not believe the hours I have spent chasing eyes on Alum just to pull a skunk. O well I guess that's why they call it fishing and not catching. Please if you have any suggestions, besides walk away, feel free to post them, maybe there is something I haven't thought of or tried. I know one day the stars will align and I will get on a good school, until then you can find me on Alum, looking at my vex, and hoping one will bite. Good luck and be safe. 

General Discussion / Re: Eskimo Mako 43 repair
« on: February 11, 2015, 07:04:54 AM »
I have an eskimo, owned it for 4 years , its been nothing but problems. After using a friends strike master I am considering buying one next year. Eskimos customer service is great they really help a lot, and have saved me a lot of  money helping over the phone so I didn't have to take it to the service center, but with so many issues I'm thinking of switching.

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