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After having such a great day last Saturday, it really planted the seed to get back out there again. I ended up going Sunday, Tuesday. And Thursday. All evening trips from about 5-8.

Typical of Heidecke, Sunday was slower trolling, Tuesday on fire, and Thursday again slower. The hybrids seemed mostly gone from the area i fished with only 1 good one and few smaller ones landed.

I still can't believe I am catching these fish at 2.8-3 mph, which is as slow as my big motor will go. Sometimes I get them on a turn at lower speed, but most have been caught going fast. I wish I had the option to slow down to 2mph, but using the tm is a PITA, especially in wind.

My daughter came out one night and we also caught some smallie and walleye casting traps right off a large hump which was fun.

Sunday was fun with 1 nice hybrid, some fish casting, and a bunch of eyes trolling. Also a bonus monster crappie.

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Tuesday was slow until about 630p, and then it was non stop action until 8p. Lots of eyes, with 2 biggest at 20 and 21, and a bonus muskie.

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Last night was slow, only going 4 for 7, all eyes. For the first time no surface activity. It looks like I could pop off my windshields and take boat on north side if I wanted, but I did not risk it with all the storms in the area.

After reading all of Old Salts reports I would love to get out with him a time or two this summer to see how he does it. If your reading this Old Salt, you can even keep my limit, lol.

One more week to go at the school and then I am mostly on vacation with only 9 patrol shifts over the summer. Next big trip is 5 days in Door County early June.
 

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Thanks guys. I follow the lake a little bit but it was kind of a rediscovery for me as another option instead of going heading north all the time. I have not had the time to put my boat on Delavan or Geneva yet.

Ed, Jim is the man out there for sure!

Nick, I usually have it trimmed down all the way. I tried a little bit trolling way up, like half trim (especially trolling with wind which can put me at like 3.5) but it is too noisy and I lose steering. I know I could troll harnesses with the tm and put a bunch more fish in the boat, but I got addicted to watching those rods snap at 3 mph! I hope you smoke them out there with your daughter. It sounds like you have the bite dialed in.
 
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