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Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By orchard frank
Plenty of good techniques out there. The one I...

Plenty of good techniques out there. The one I settled on was given to me by a Native American from Cedar River Mi, who had been at it for generations. Brine overnight, 1 Gal water, 1 C kosher, 1C...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 11-01-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,738
Posted By orchard frank
Met Capt Ken and brother Kevin Lee back in the...

Met Capt Ken and brother Kevin Lee back in the late 90's. Shared a great friendship with both of them for many years. Left the area in 2015. Have our (only) son, daughter in law, and grand daughter...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By orchard frank
Have caught (and hooked) a few fishing the...

Have caught (and hooked) a few fishing the Menominee R. during the ice-out walleye run. Jig and minnow. Not sure of the size of this guy, but a biggun. Standard M jigging out fit, 10# fireline. Had...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By orchard frank
We traveled back and forth from Lower Michigan to...

We traveled back and forth from Lower Michigan to the UP very often for the last 4-5 years before retirement. We were fixing up our property to move there full time. On a very hot day, I saw a guy...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 09-21-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By orchard frank
Lost Island Lodge out of Hudson was my all time...

Lost Island Lodge out of Hudson was my all time favorite Canada experience
Forum: Motors and Props 08-19-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By orchard frank
Run it wide open for about 20-30 minutes. At the...

Run it wide open for about 20-30 minutes. At the end of your trolling, run wide open for a while each day. Try this for several trips, problem will likely go away.
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,151
Posted By orchard frank
Fished Lake Michigan salmon for decades. For me,...

Fished Lake Michigan salmon for decades. For me, I really only liked spring/ summer caught, silver fish. A little darkening in August okay, but not beyond that, or concentrate on 2 Y/O. Smoked a ton....
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,947
Posted By orchard frank
We've been to Islamorada 4-5 times, primarily to...

We've been to Islamorada 4-5 times, primarily to fish. Have to say, we've eaten in a bunch of places, all seemed pretty good to us. Not sure if anyone mentioned Shrimp Shack, laid back, reasonable,...
Forum: Canada 05-04-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,776
Posted By orchard frank
I used them quite a bit on Lac Seul. Been a...

I used them quite a bit on Lac Seul. Been a while. there was a brown scale pattern that worked for me as well as red head. Caught my biggest Canada smallmouth on one while casting for pike /musky....
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,579
Posted By orchard frank
I prefer bourbon, but not set in stone. Russells...

I prefer bourbon, but not set in stone. Russells 10 yr. is my favorite, George Dickel, Basil Hayden also very good. I use only a very little ice, and small sips, enjoy the taste. I also measure, 2-2...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 03-31-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,738
Posted By orchard frank
Thumbs up Some Good Ones

I was as lucky as one could be when it came to learning walleye trolling. When first starting to visit the BaydeNoc area, I fished with Capt. Ken Lee. Not only a great fisherman/troller, but a...
Forum: Boats 03-09-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By orchard frank
Block up the trailer as well, knew a guy who had...

Block up the trailer as well, knew a guy who had a flat on the trailer, dropped down low enough to bend the skeg. Same as outdoors, trailer can sink in soft ground
Forum: Strictly Fishing 01-27-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By orchard frank
Capt. Mike Venezia of Boned Up Charters fishing...

Capt. Mike Venezia of Boned Up Charters fishing out of Bud N Mary's Marina, Islamorada. Been out with him a few times, young guy, knows his stuff, will get you on the fish. Google him, you will see...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 01-20-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,303
Posted By orchard frank
Living in Florida now, standard to have a fairly...

Living in Florida now, standard to have a fairly heavy flouro leader attached to braid main line. Alberto knot is very strong and the shape allows it to go through the guides easily when casting. in...
Forum: Motors and Props 12-27-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,119
Posted By orchard frank
Type in "engine hour meter" on amazon, will get...

Type in "engine hour meter" on amazon, will get lots of choices and prices. I had one on my Opti that was real simple, wire wrapped around one of the spark plug wires, picked up the signal. Worked...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,872
Posted By orchard frank
Had a friend with a 8X8, tracks and cleats....

Had a friend with a 8X8, tracks and cleats. Partially broke through Saginaw Bay ice, could not get out. Didn't sink, but had to exit through water to get help. He also had lots of maintenance and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By orchard frank
Wife was diagnosed with RA several years ago....

Wife was diagnosed with RA several years ago. Being a lifetime RN, she kept up with all tests, physicals, etc, RA markers never showed up until she was in late 50's. Typical is younger than that,...
Forum: Canada 09-02-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,050
Posted By orchard frank
Lac Seul--Lost Island Lodge

Some of our trips to LIL were the last 2 weeks of Sept. As mentioned, weather can be quite variable. Fishing can be unbelievable. Find the right reef, and the big smallies are stacked and biting....
Forum: Boats 08-14-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,744
Posted By orchard frank
I have owned a few deep vee Great Lakes boats,...

I have owned a few deep vee Great Lakes boats, both alum. and glass. Glass will tend to give a smoother ride, but not all glass boats are better than all aluminum boats. Rode quite a bit in the...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 08-12-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,074
Posted By orchard frank
When I lived in the UP, I was about 20-30 minutes...

When I lived in the UP, I was about 20-30 minutes from Little Bay de Noc, or Cedar River access to Lake Michigan. It was great, easy drive either way. Now I am in Florida, boat is on a lift in the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,344
Posted By orchard frank
after the regular cleaning of your choice, dryer...

after the regular cleaning of your choice, dryer sheets will get the stubborn ones off
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,749
Posted By orchard frank
Basic Training, Ft. Knox, Ky. They let us go into...

Basic Training, Ft. Knox, Ky. They let us go into the day room, standing room only, to watch a 13" tv. Still memorable though.
Forum: Strictly Fishing 05-13-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,122
Posted By orchard frank
Double Surgeon

Since fishing salt water for the last several years, braid to flouro is a standard set up. Have been out with several guides, trying to learn the game some. Pretty sure 100%, or close to it use the...
Forum: Canada 05-03-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,848
Posted By orchard frank
Been so fortunate that the majority of Canada...

Been so fortunate that the majority of Canada trips has been with my wife. Fanciest was for our 25th anniversary, to Hatchet Lake Lodge in far north Sask. 8 days including 6 fly-outs to remote lakes,...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,413
Posted By orchard frank
Cool Cast Net

Since moving to Florida and getting a boat, learning to throw a cast net has been one of the projects that I have taken on. You tube will show about 30 different ways, some involve using your mouth...
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