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by Steve Hamilton
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Hunting Reports
Topic: Got a Big Turkey on Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Got a Big Turkey on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

I hunted in Hillsdale County and almost got a nice long beard on Monday. He came to within 60 yards before turning away. So close. Tuesday I moved to a different spot on the property where I had a pop-up blind to hunt in the expected rain, and after hearing a few gobbles from the roosts early, I saw...
by Steve Hamilton
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Website Issues and Suggestions
Topic: usernames
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: usernames

Don, I realize some handles are boat names. As I quit fishing tournaments over 20 years ago there is not much interaction with them. (Still think we should stop them and just have outings.) I did do Special People for its first 25 years. What's wrong with having posters identified by name? Steve
by Steve Hamilton
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Website Issues and Suggestions
Topic: usernames
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

usernames

I would like to have all users use their real names and not some 'handle' that cannot id them. Why should posters on our site have the need to have their identity hidden. I don't know who many post authors are: Bad Dog I think is Tom Gorguze. Big MaMa,Tennesseekick31, Nightmoves etc. I also have had...
by Steve Hamilton
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Lake Erie Fishing Reports
Topic: Wheatley July 31
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Wheatley July 31

On Monday, July 31, I took Tom Moores to Wheatley for the calm day. We took a 2 man limit of Steelhead and walleye, fished from 8-1. It took us a while to find the hot spot which was very hot, about 8.6 miles from port in 64-66 fow about a 100 heading out from port. All on riggers down from 38-55. T...
by Steve Hamilton
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Sportsmen Related Issues
Topic: Lake Michigan Chinook vs Lake Trout plants
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Lake Michigan Chinook vs Lake Trout plants

Getting a speaker from Great Lakes Salmon Initiative would be good. I looked at the link you provided and they bring up many interesting thoughts, including that many of the private king plants in Ontario waters of Lake Huron, which are not fin clipped, probably migrate to L Michigan and are counted...
by Steve Hamilton
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Sportsmen Related Issues
Topic: Lake Michigan Chinook vs Lake Trout plants
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Lake Michigan Chinook vs Lake Trout plants

Adam, That chart and statistics can be interpreted differently. One reason hatchery chinook aren't caught as much is the more than 80% cuts in plants. And as I posted, before you posted this again, is the unreliability of natural reproduction. I hope you don't want your fishery to depend upon that. ...
by Steve Hamilton
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Sportsmen Related Issues
Topic: Lake Michigan Chinook vs Lake Trout plants
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Lake Michigan Chinook vs Lake Trout plants

LAKE MICHIGAN CHINOOK VS LAKE TROUT This report is a follow up to Jay Wesley’s visit to our club meeting on June 27, 2017. LAKE MICHIGAN LAKEWIDE STOCKING BY ALL STATES & THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Chinook Lake Trout 1998 5.7 million 2.3 million 1999-2005, avg 4.3 2.3 2006-2012 3.2 2.9 2013-2016 1.7...
by Steve Hamilton
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Lake Erie Fishing Reports
Topic: Port Burwell perch
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Port Burwell perch

On Thursday, July 6, I took Joel Garinger and another friend to Port Burwell, Ontario. It is a 150 mile drive from Detroit on the north shore of Lake Erie. We launched at Otter Creek Marina where we bought minnows & ice. Based on previous reports and the info at the launch we headed east on this...
by Steve Hamilton
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Lake St. Clair\St. Clair River\Detroit River Fishing Reports
Topic: LSC June 21, 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 979

LSC June 21, 2017

I got lines in at the crack of 8:30 & had one eye within 10 minutes. I was between the grey apts & Metro Beach in 14.5 fow. I fished 3 hours alone and kept 3 eyes: 13", 15" 18", and 1 9" perch. Released 2 perch, 1 rock bass, a silver bass and a nice largemouth. It took 1...
by Steve Hamilton
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Website Issues and Suggestions
Topic: 2017 Fishin tales
Replies: 12
Views: 3947

Re: 2017 Fishin tales

Sure wish it was still mailed out for all issues. I know Bob had time issues that prevented that sometimes in 2016, but I hope we can get it back in the mail. I hate trying to read a magazine online.