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  1. #1
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    Default sauger seem to be bigger this year!

    is it just me or is the sauger average size gettin a little larger
    great to see
    got back on them last night after the fireworks dashields pool
    couldn't find them for a few days
    a couple of channelcat also
    all great then the rain came and forced me in

    tight lines to everyone
    Mark
    LIL BUGGY
    89 Rinker Fiesta Vee 250 5.7 Mercruiser
    73 SeaGoing houseboat (under construction)

  2. #2
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    Hey buggy, don't know about the sauger, I have yet to get one this year! Fishing the mon mostly, been getting more walleye than I'm used to. No complaints, but it used to be all sauger and no 'eyes. Maybe the sauger came down your way! In any case good luck to ya.
    'day at the zoo'

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    official trade then, now that you mentioned it i havent seen even 1 eye
    but the sauger are growing
    last year my average was 10 to 12 inch
    this year it as been 14 to 16 inch
    i am fishing a lil different though
    not getting anything on the berkly gulp chartruse minnow with curlytail
    (the last few years it has been awesome)

    but i am doing well with a gulp alive bucket of 3 to 4 inch
    shiner split tails in the joyjuice.
    more natural looking i guess
    worms are also like magic in the last few days
    what are you throwing at them nowadays

    i fish mostly evening to overnight
    and thinkin of rigging up one of those green blue or even white light systems
    to shine in the water after dark

    was thinking of puting some low volt amber side marker trailer lights
    under the front deck of the lil toon.
    just a little concern on the amp draw

    i currently have a few sets of red led's in the cabin n love them
    they dont seem to draw hardly any power
    maybe ill just get a set of white or blue ones
    only i want it brighter but dont wana use too much power i guess its a compromise
    let me know what you think

    tight lines to you
    Mark
    LIL BUGGY
    89 Rinker Fiesta Vee 250 5.7 Mercruiser
    73 SeaGoing houseboat (under construction)

  4. #4
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    Hey buggy, mostly black and silver shadrap and wally diver, been wanting to try the 'alive' stuff. As far as those lights, I got these LED strip lights at autozone I got white ones for the deck area of the boat, man are they bright! Probably use 'em for headlights! Judging by the 22-24 guage wire they prob draw next to nothing. Now my regular ctsy lights look rediculously yellow, gonna change them soon. I forget what the pkg said but on the strip itself it says 'alpena' they are encased in like clear rubber and self stick too. Should light up water real good. Think they got colors too. Mine are about a foot long but I think they got other sizes too.
    'day at the zoo'

  5. #5
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    sounds like we got about the same thing with those LEDs
    my docking lights (fog) are realitively bright enough i shine them almost straight in the water so i dont blind anyone when i return to the dock
    but they draw alot of juice i would be nervous fishing for a few hours with them on
    i guess leds are the way to go i gotta find a cluster of them going shopping now
    ill let you know what i find

    ps i did some fishing after the fireworks on the way home and got into a bunch of 16 + channelcat but nothing else no sauger(unusual)
    seems like i am a step behind.
    Mark
    LIL BUGGY
    89 Rinker Fiesta Vee 250 5.7 Mercruiser
    73 SeaGoing houseboat (under construction)

  6. #6
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    I am not a fisherman, but I have these on my boat. They light up the water very well.

    http://www.coastalnightlights.com/

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    cableguy greg,
    thats exactly what i am trying to do.
    i saw some cool video on those.
    how do yours look? i am dying to see them.
    when are you going to be out i gotta see this! i am on vaca all week usually on or around the beaver in the evening.
    which ones did you get and how much power does it take to run?

    i just bought two amber 6 led trailer marker lights to try
    i have a lil toon i am going to mount just behind the 3inch thick trim on the underside (should not be able to see unless your in the water)
    may get splashed a bit but not underwater.
    i dont think they will be bright enough but here goes
    i will be mounting while in the slip thank god for lifejackets
    if they dont work well enough they will go (you guessed it) on the trailer. i needed an led set anyways.
    hopefully i will put on tonite and give them a test run
    Mark
    LIL BUGGY
    89 Rinker Fiesta Vee 250 5.7 Mercruiser
    73 SeaGoing houseboat (under construction)

  8. #8
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    I'm wanting to try sauger at 'falls of ohio'.
    water could be too high or muddy.
    anybody got any tips?
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    Just saw the thread.

    I used to fish the Falls regularly, but haven't fished for about 16 years. Long story.

    Below McAlpine Dam is very tricky and treacherous if the level is below 10-12 feet. If you go up to the fossil bed, go SLOW unless you go with someone who knows the "route".

    I remember one particular day up there when I caught 11 different species including Largemouth, Smallmouth, Whites, Stripes, Hybrids, Crappie, Bluegill, Sauger, Walleye, and of course the "rough" fish. I loved fishing there. I've caught Sauger up to 4 lbs.

    I always used artificial, including curly tails and small crank baits. I liked the smaller 2" curly's to get more bites. I like chartreuse, white or smoke, because I like em. I don't think the fish care.

    I liked the water at 15' or less because if it is higher it usually muddy.

    One of the spots I liked was the "Bear Traps" that face the boat ramp. Especially if they were closed or barely open. Throw up in the riffles and hold on.



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