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Fishing the cold water period for B.Gills
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B.Gill fishing the cold water period…Cold Water: This period occurs twice, once in early spring and again during late fall. Fish establish specific patterns. Fishing can be very good. (according to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slip Sinker Apr 27.

FISHING THE THERMOCLINE
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FISHING THE THERMOCLINEHey BBG… I wanted to highlight a big fish pattern that’s been recognized for years but is rarely talked about or discussed in the fishing circles. It is fishing the…Continue

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what ever happened to "Featured Photos" ?

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SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
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As I turn the last…Continue

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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion FISHING THE THERMOCLINE
"Hey John Congrats on the new Helix 5 unit… great choice. What I have been finding is that a majority of the time the suspended fish were neutral in activity some were catchable especially if they turned out to be crappie. The area I usually…"
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John Sheehan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion FISHING THE THERMOCLINE
"I have charted fish at 15-20 ' deep  that I couldn't catch at 2 lakes past two times out in the boat . I suspected they were in the thermocline level . The surface temps were around 87 degrees!"
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"...Hey thanks FishingmadMark ! alot of fisherman dont realize for b.gills to reach the 10" mark in michigan takes about 8-10 years"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion FISHING THE THERMOCLINE
"...hey thanks FishingMadMark!... grew up summers on a cottage on Duck Lake in White Lake TWP... fished Cass Lake Many times during those year...awesome lake! it has giants... back in the day some nice b.crappie. im in mid michigan now and…"
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20180625-Nearly forgot to post this beauty from June

"...Hey thanks FishingmadMark ! "
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"Epic man! I know a little something about gills in SE Michigan, all I can say is “respect!”"
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FishingmadMark replied to Slip Sinker's discussion FISHING THE THERMOCLINE
"Hey Slip, more awesome info. Thanks. Hey, I have learned a lot here. I’ve been getting better sizes on Cass lake now! No BULLS yet, but steady 8” gills. Extremely fun on the 7’ul with 4# mono. Hey, what bait store do you use?"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180625-Late start and missed most of the Major.Period! With a couple days before the full moon at a 74% fish activity level my intentions were to be out on the lake at the onset of the Major.Period on one of my favorite waypoints. By the time I…"
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20180625-Nearly forgot to post this beauty from June

Best Fish of the day at 10“ class just missing the trophy Mark!Long-Cast/.016 oz Jig/Pink Waxie
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180625-Late start and missed most of the Major.Period! With a couple days before the full moon at a 74% fish activity level my intentions were to be out on the lake at the onset of the Major.Period on one of my favorite waypoints. By the time I…"
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Slip Sinker posted a photo
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"Photo library of trophies for the 2018 season! https://photos.app.goo.gl/sTLDAMEhxgVQac7v8"
19 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180722-~~<")))))><(-*Summer.Peak*--43%/80°"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180621-Personal Best P.Seed at 10” Fish and Swim with Family! We got on the water after the Minor.Period and beginning the Lull.Period on a 24% day. I did a quick sonar side-scan of the drop-off to the deep basin to check on the fish…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180622-B.Crappie Catch and Cook! with a successful fishing trip completed yesterday Katie and Lucas wanted to go back out today and tag some B.Crappie for a fish dinner… a catch and cook. We would fish the same lake and use the same jigging…"
21 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to Randall Runion's discussion How To Fish A Float And Fly
"Try timing your trips to intraday solunar periods both Minor and Major… seems to me the timing of your trip may have been on a Lull.Period One striking example I experienced a few years ago in my kayak fishing a small protected slough with…"
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13"Crappie on a Berry!

"...Mistaken for a GULP Crappie Nibble?...LOL"
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John Sheehan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon in the group LINE WARS
"Hear ya Adam!"
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Slip Sinker commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's status
"...rain showers all day here... nothing severe... im still feeling the pull to go anyway."
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SPRING 2018 COLD WATER PERIOD STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

20180325-Spring 2018 is here and open water season is just around the corner.

I haven’t been on the water since tagging a SMB in early November 2017. Both ice transitions have been long and brutal this year. My back pain and…

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Posted on March 25, 2018 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Cracking the code on Pratt Lake

20170717- I’m considering adding another local lake to my hit list. On two separate trips the past couple days I’ve done some reconnaissance and contour mapping. 10 year history and Back ground check reveals a thin history of trophy B.Gills with one breaking the eleven inch mark… certainly raised my eyebrow a…

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Posted on July 18, 2017 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

2014 TROPHY BLUEGILL QUEST

My Master Angler quest for a 10 inch plus northern strain gill in Michigan continues in 2014... 

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 7:00am — 86 Comments

Five Lakes Bluegill Trophy Hunt- 2013

After doing a little research on lakes within a twenty mile radius of my location, on the DNR Master Angler website and a call to the local DNR office I was motivated and directed to focus for the Master Angler Bluegill from this lake. My experiences previously on this lake are…

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Posted on July 16, 2013 at 6:00am — 17 Comments

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At 5:02am on April 23, 2018, June bug said…

Nice job ken, finally getting some decent weather

At 5:37am on May 13, 2017, June bug said…

NICE JOB ON THE FISH SLIP, THEY MOVING INTO THE CANALS NOW?

At 12:18pm on June 16, 2016, June bug said…

Yeah, thanks they are michigan fish caught ice fishing. My hubby Ice fishes 3-5 times a week and knows a lot of good spots after 30+ years. 

At 2:03pm on February 23, 2016, richard said…

Hey Slip, I just checked your response from last yr sorry..We caughrt 300 plus gills last summer.Hit the ice once this yr got skunked..Last yr hit Mullett Lk 8 nice 14" jumbo perch..Will try Otsego for early evening

Walleye..Nice pics on your album..Yrs ago i invivited an Arab from Palistine so we fished Kent Lake and limited out on crappie and Blue Gills..He prepared them we gutted them left the scales on and baked them with a glass of ozzie..

At 9:42pm on February 19, 2016, dick tabbert said…

I know that you do you like helping people out to.

At 7:56pm on February 19, 2016, dick tabbert said…

Hope you don't mind I had a gentleman Marvin Morgan contact me about his Lowrance chirp finder. He like most other are confused trying to read the manual and understand it. I gave him your name since your the best versed on the subject I don't think you'll mind but if you do I apologize..

At 1:00pm on February 11, 2016, Allen Morgan said…

Yeah, I had heard that was this weekend :)

I just got my Federal today.  Hopefully, this weekend, I will wet a line.  Not sure where, or for what, but hopefully.....

At 8:46am on February 6, 2016, John Sheehan said…

Slip-I use a  bead between the bottom of my slip floats to cushion the blow it receives  from banging against the split shot when hook setting and/or  popping the float . Those plastic float stems don't split since I've done that .

At 3:01pm on September 10, 2015, Joe Angelucci said…

Nice Grips but they are larger then most of my catches :).  Did you have any luck with tenkara this year. 

At 10:30am on May 31, 2015, Brian st. louis said…

Your welcome

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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion FISHING THE THERMOCLINE
"Hey John Congrats on the new Helix 5 unit… great choice. What I have been finding is that a…"
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John Sheehan replied to Slip Sinker's discussion FISHING THE THERMOCLINE
"I have charted fish at 15-20 ' deep  that I couldn't catch at 2 lakes past two times…"
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"...Hey thanks FishingmadMark ! alot of fisherman dont realize for b.gills to reach the…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion FISHING THE THERMOCLINE
"...hey thanks FishingMadMark!... grew up summers on a cottage on Duck Lake in White Lake TWP...…"
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20180625-Nearly forgot to post this beauty from June

"...Hey thanks FishingmadMark ! "
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"Epic man! I know a little something about gills in SE Michigan, all I can say is…"
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FishingmadMark replied to Slip Sinker's discussion FISHING THE THERMOCLINE
"Hey Slip, more awesome info. Thanks. Hey, I have learned a lot here. I’ve been getting better…"
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"Got out a couple hours this morning, dodged storms but the high winds forced me to surrender after 37 gills on shallow cover...."
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180625-Late start and missed most of the Major.Period! With a couple days before the full moon at…"
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Slip Sinker posted a photo

20180625-Nearly forgot to post this beauty from June

Best Fish of the day at 10“ class just missing the trophy Mark!Long-Cast/.016 oz Jig/Pink Waxie
11 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180625-Late start and missed most of the Major.Period! With a couple days before the full moon at…"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
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13"Crappie on a Berry!

"Jeffrey ,so the Catfish trick worked on Crappie too huh!"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's photo
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13"Crappie on a Berry!

"Went back for an hour  last evening and couldnt find one berry .Guess the Crappie climbed up…"
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Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"Photo library of trophies for the 2018 season! https://photos.app.goo.gl/sTLDAMEhxgVQac7v8"
19 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180722-~~<")))))><(-*Summer.Peak*--43%/80°"
19 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
"20180621-Personal Best P.Seed at 10” Fish and Swim with Family! We got on the water after the…"
20 hours ago
Slip Sinker replied to Slip Sinker's discussion SLIP’S 2018 LOGS, STATUS AND STRATEGIES
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