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« on: August 03, 2009, 11:47:00 PM »

Anyone have good ideas for Lake Michigan Tube colors?  Ecspecially Bay De Nocs?
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Re: Tube Colors
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009, 12:07:31 PM »

I am pulling for the Michigan team to win the divisional, so I can't provide any advice until Aug. 16th.   ;) 
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Re: Tube Colors
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 07:19:47 PM »

What if you PM and I don't tell my team mates....   ;D
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Re: Tube Colors
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 09:10:31 PM »

I know MN has some great anglers..You will be able to figure it out I am sure...My fellow Team Bass member Smbassman and I have two of our members on the team so he is just giving you a hard time...Smbassman just made the team for next year.....

I would PM Wayne Carpenter from combat tackle from this site for some unbiased information....I am sure he can help you out....If I remember right the Nemesis guys fish Lake Michigan some also....

Good luck to you in a couple of weeks and come back on here and let us know how you did.....
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Re: Tube Colors
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 11:25:07 PM »

well, how about this, any good tackle shops up in Escanaba/Gladstone area?
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Re: Tube Colors
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 12:04:56 PM »

For the most part, Yoopers consider bass "trash fish".  So you won't see a huge bass selection anywhere up there.  Mostly salmon and walleye close to the bays & Lake Michigan and Trout inland.  Check out the small article in your bass times.  The guy interviewed for that preview gave us the exact same information when we were up there and I truely believe he is one of only 10-12 people in the whole UP that bass fish.  So he is probably the only one to get bass tackle from and is located between Escanabe and Gladstone.
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Re: Tube Colors
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 04:13:08 PM »

You still have time to order some tubes from Wayne.....
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Re: Tube Colors
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2009, 09:14:05 PM »

I would think Great Lakes Perch and St Clair Goby would work good. I know anywhere on the Great Lakes, I'll throw my favorite, tried and true Formula G3 (green pumpkin with chartruese and purple flake). I catch bass everywhere on that tube, particularly on the big water.

Those three colors would cover most situations in that clear, cool water.

Canadian Mist has been a top producing color since it came on the Great Lakes and inland - smoke with small gold and purple flake that works really good on spooky, clear water. If you are confident with smokes, it is the best. Personally, I would have that one always available, or Erie Goby otherwise, which is one fish-catching tube. I've had excellent, consistent success in clear water on that one, shallow and deep, since it came out.

Last time I fished the lower part of Green Bay, smokes and green pumpkins were the best tubes.

I like to snap jig on the Great Lakes a lot and I use Emerald Shiner Hologram much of the time for it. Simply, it looks like a minnow. The new 2009 version is about as perfect as a design can be. I would have that one handy always myself. You can swim it. Jerk it. Snap it. I even use it as a frog sometimes with no weight and catch bass from clear water weeds.
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Re: Tube Colors
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 06:02:24 PM »


Good luck to you in a couple of weeks and come back on here and let us know how you did.....

My finsih was right above middle of the pack, the fish up there bite very shallow when the sun is out.  I was pretty close to having them figured out, just a little too late.  You can really catch them on reaction baits like big jerkabaits, swimbaits and spinnerbait with a little sun & wind!
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