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Old 09-15-2019, 10:32 AM
ChrisL27 ChrisL27 is offline
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I've tried to reply to some of you, not all replys went through. Let's keep this tread active, until we can figure out a way to communicate. There are enough of us out here, always looking for company. I've been a little busy lately, but always hit that point, where I say F it, and just drop everything to fish. I have no problem driving 3 hours, just to fish for 2 days. I've been on Chain of Lakes, IL, 6 days this week, and nothing but bluegill to show for it. I feel a 2 day trip coming soon. I'll post on here, when I figure it out.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:56 PM
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Iím in West Michigan. I like to Walleye fish. The hardest part about owning a boat is finding another guy to fish out of it lol.


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Where are you at in west Michigan. Semi Retired in Kalamazoo/Portage area.

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Old 10-14-2019, 08:21 PM
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ChrisL27 PM sent.
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:10 AM
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Northeast Illinois myself (Wauconda area). I too am retired and looking for a fishing partner.......Would love to learn Lake Michigan, COL, Lake Geneva or others. My boat or yours........... Fishing by yourself is nice, but.....
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:07 PM
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Wolf River, Winnecone info. As of January 1st, Wolf River system will go to 3 fish a day, 15 inch limit, to improve the fishery.
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:41 AM
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Everything keeps going right, I'll be living in the Winnecone area by mid spring. Always hated the city, and now I have the opportunity to get out of here. Looking at places around Boom Bay area, but still a little early to tell. I'll be getting the boat ready in mid March, last year I started going up April 7th. For now my trips are mostly last minute departures. Once bills are paid, and theres a nice reserve, I just grab the dog n go. 90% of my things stay packed all the time, so it's easier. Only problem with being self employed, is fighting that urge to stay on the water extra days...
I have a 1981 Smokercraft 18.5, 65HP
She's almost as old as me, and smokes even more, but reliable and tough. For the money I have in it, I couldn't be happier. I've also been told by locals up there, that it is the perfect river boat for that area. Just wish I could find a reasonably priced 80-90HP for her. She will do 30mph, but when I have 1 or 2 guys and the dog, plus gear, it's hard to get on plane.
I'll post once in a while, just so this thread stays active.
PS I'd love to get out ice fishing for some eyes or WB. I watch Larry Smith on YouTube, and learn a little here n there, but I've never been out on the ice, and have no equipment. If anyone is interested in possibly getting a guide for a day or 2, get on the ice, let me know.
Spring can't come fast enough.
My brother lives on Nippersink Creek, near Rustic Harbor Marina. He just picked up a sled and shack for on the ice, with some used equipment. But, we have never been out. So, if anyone has ice fished the Chain, I have access to free equipment use, just need some guidance.
MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:57 AM
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I am in West Suburbs of Chicago. Have no boat but willing to split gas cost etc. I am not retired but can work around long weekends. If someone needs fill in the spring, keep me in mind. Green Bay probably is as far as I would travel.
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:08 PM
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Soon to be retired a few months left. I'm in on this. always looking to go with someone. Live west of Chicago about an hour. I fish the chain and cooling lakes.

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