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About miket55

  • Birthday 07/18/1955

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    fishing, cycling, shooting

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  1. miket55

    THERMOCLINE

    It is...dropped a fishhawk down the water column, and the temperature readings confirmed the depth of the thermcline..This pic was taken in early September on a lake in WI.. the only pic I have..
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    THERMOCLINE

    A properly tuned sonar can pick up the thermocline.
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    REEL DRAG UPGRADE

    Upgraded to Carbontex drag washers on my Revos.... plan on doing the same to all my other reels... Get 'em on Amazon, eBay, or www.smoothdrag.com
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    Melon Hill mess

    The ramp is useable, but there's a LOT of equipment cluttering the lot, and the "work boat" gets tied up to the dock in a way that blocks most of it..I wound up using Guinn Rd. yesterday. Bull Run would be another choice. They're running a bunch of water (8000-12000) cfs, and the lake temp is running 59 throughout.. Anybody know what kind of work is being done where the barge is?
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    navionics or lakemaster chips

    Here's a list of the lakes found on Lakemaster chips. https://www.humminbird.com/sites/humminbird_site/files/600039-3_ll_ss_southeast_r6.pdf
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    Humminbird lake maps ??

    Here's the list if you're using Lakemaster chips https://www.humminbird.com/uploadedFiles/Site_Assets/manuals/Product_Manuals_from_Shopatron/600023-6_LL_SOUTHEAST_r7.pdf https://www.humminbird.com/uploadedFiles/Site_Assets/manuals/Product_Manuals_from_Shopatron/600023-5_LL_SOUTHEAST PLUS_r6.pdf
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    Minnow Jig Head Question

    I have squirrel tails, bucktails, various feathers and such, of all different colors. I find it therapeutic to tie hair jigs, and "dressed trebles, when I can't get out.. The "pinky jigs" in the photo were made back in the day using craft fur.. (think kewpie doll hair). I picked up a few of these in Land O' Lakes WI, after not seeing them around for almost 50 years, for nostalgia's sake more than anything.. I just got a bit of a shock realizing I'm sharing personal experiences going back fifty years...
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    Minnow Jig Head Question

    That's what I knew them as. There was a place on 95th around Harlem, we'd buy them at ( I forget the name). Pink/yellow, pink/white , and orange /yellow was all we needed
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    Minnow Jig Head Question

    These were made in Knoxville?? My favorite crappie lure as a kid growng up in the Windy City..
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    Plywood deck replacement

    Thanks, msg sent..
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    Plywood deck replacement

    It's a small tub...lol All kidding aside.. I'm looking for someone willing to do the job. I would take it on myself, but currently have no place to do that kind of a job.
  12. I have an older Tracker with a plywood front deck that needs replacing. I could probably stand to have the rear deck recarpeted as well Does anyone know who does this sort of work?
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    Favorite Baitcaster Reel Brand

    I have a tubful of Ambassadeurs... 4500, 4600, 5000, 5500, 5600, 6000, 6500, and even a couple of 7000s.. The things are bulletproof and easy to work on.. Also have a number of Revo Toros... like 'em even better.
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    Melton Hill Fish Species

    The cold water is never far below the surface at Melton Hill.. this year has been unusual with the wet spring.. I was out there one day in mid May, while the TVA was still spilling water from Norris, and found constant 54 degree water throughout the water column in the channel, and 64 in the coves. I wouldn't be surprised to see trout all through the lake.
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    How did y'all make out with the storm?

    I grew up in the Windy City as well, and left right out of high school..best decision I ever made!!
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