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Bassman24

First to drop in the rig
« on: March 10, 2006, 12:31:51 PM »

So who is it going to be?? The earliest I have ever pulled the rig out was March 11 about five years ago.? Looks like if you can brave the cold we might be down on the river in couple weeks.?

I have not seen any ice conditions reports yet this Spring.? I know during the Cobo show the ice was still heavy in the river, but flowing out.?

I was up in St. Clair County by Pine River (draw bridge) last weekend and the ice was mostly gone, just small ice flows making there way down.

It won't be long.? I am tired of changing hooks.? Let's go fishing.? ?8)

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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006, 01:36:08 PM »

I usually try to get the rig in the water around April 1 to try to work out the bugs and get a little Walleye fishing in. 
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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2006, 07:17:03 PM »

aluminum boat on Union Lake today i think they were pan fishing.. half the lake still has ice.. may have to put the flat bottom in tomorrow and go rescue my neighbors dock and poles...   i will take a rod with a jerk bait..  won't be long now

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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2006, 08:32:00 PM »

I need to get mine in asap so I can get it broke in. Come on sunshine. Jonesing to get the new rig in the water. People look at me funny sitting in it in my front yard.
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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2006, 09:14:17 PM »

I went out yesterday for 1st time in season had to drive to 4 different lakes to find a liquid launch,but it felt good no catching any fish, going out in the am though and i know where there at.Gonna catch a sac. 
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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2006, 07:24:22 AM »

Sitting in one's boat in the front yard is ok.
Hanging onto the stearing wheel and feeling the breeze in your hair is ok. 

Just don't make that brrrrm brrrm brrrm noise w/ your mouth. 

People will know you're nuts at that point.
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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2006, 07:28:01 AM »

I would have already had my new stratos in the water if I haddent shot a screw through the hull installing the hot foot. I here repairs should be completed next week so it will be in the water the day after its fixed. And a big THANK YOU to go out to Wonderland Marine West for getting on it so quickly for me.
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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2006, 04:30:09 PM »

two guys on union lake today.. after they went out the wind changed and blew all the ice down to the launch.. didn't bother them they just powered through on the way back in.? got to remember to never lend them my boat.? see photo

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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2006, 09:47:27 PM »

I have been fishing all winter on Erie. Fishied last weekend till I blew the lower unit. Heading to Guntersville, AL this first week in April. Perch fishing on Sunday.
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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2006, 10:37:07 PM »

Definatly won't be long.  I was out by Walled Lake today and half the lake was open and the ice that was left was real black and had a bunch of holes in it.  This rain we are supposed to get should make that even worse pretty fast.
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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2006, 12:22:32 AM »

two guys on union lake today.. after they went out the wind changed and blew all the ice down to the launch.. didn't bother them they just powered through on the way back in.  got to remember to never lend them my boat.  see photo

been there, done that...
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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2006, 06:50:34 AM »

The ice is long gone here in SW Mi., but the really bad news is I put $85 in fuel in my rig yesterday. Where is that partner of mine when I need him?
We're headed to Tim's Ford in Tennessee next Saturday, looking for some of those dumb southern bronzebacks. I will return with photographic evidence..... 
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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2006, 07:10:29 AM »

I drove by Portage Lake near Pinckney on Friday on my way to Lansing. 

There wasn't any ice at all that I could see on either Big or Little Portage.

Bad news is, the water level isnt' up from raising the dam yet.  In fact, I don't know that they've even done that.

But they won't open the launch until the water level comes up.

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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2006, 09:54:50 AM »

I drove by Portage Lake near Pinckney on Friday on my way to Lansing.

There wasn't any ice at all that I could see on either Big or Little Portage.

Bad news is, the water level isnt' up from raising the dam yet. In fact, I don't know that they've even done that.

But they won't open the launch until the water level comes up.



I beleive they bring the water up the second Sat in april - I know somone that lives inb a canal there, and they always have a silt removal party for the canal front owners in early april prior to the water coming up. 
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Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2006, 11:19:05 AM »

A couple of buddies of mine were out on Ford Lk, on Sunday for 2 hours. They also said the launch was open at Bellevelle Lk. as well. They caught 4 walleye, 1 perch, and a turtle.

Bassman24

Re: First to drop in the rig
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2006, 12:23:44 PM »

My son and I fished off the bank at Metro on Saturday.  Saw a Ranger working around the canals.

We had fun.  We caught about 12 little perch and enjoyed having a tug on the line.  Plus it is great starting off the year getting whipped up on by my boy.   :)

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