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by jasonvkop
Wed May 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phantom softtail vs squirrelly Hellhound
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Phantom softtail vs squirrelly Hellhound

Phantom soft-tails get my vote when comparing the two. Regular hellhounds and then phantom soft-tails are some of my go-to baits in the spring.
by jasonvkop
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reels for big blades
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Reels for big blades

Lexa 400 in the 6.3:1 or 5.1:1 as Jon said. I prefer the 5.1:1 for big blades - you do have to work a little harder to burn them, but I feel it doesn't put as much wear on the reel when using the lower gear ratio.
by jasonvkop
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Muskie Fisherman / Fall Trolling
Replies: 9
Views: 2035

Re: New Muskie Fisherman / Fall Trolling

I mainly cast, but the trolling I have done has been similar to what Scott described. Look for bait and try to have your lures in that depth zone. I think 3-3.5 is a speed the majority of people will recommend at this time as well. I'd look to get Musky Mike's Trolling Secrets book as it has depth c...
by jasonvkop
Sun May 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MI-DNR Volunteers Needed
Replies: 18
Views: 5243

Re: MI-DNR Volunteers Needed

jasonvkop wrote:Anyone want to fish this with me?? I have room for 1 or 2 people and it would be nice to split gas. Thanks!
I'm all set now, thanks guys!
by jasonvkop
Sun May 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MI-DNR Volunteers Needed
Replies: 18
Views: 5243

Re: MI-DNR Volunteers Needed

Anyone want to fish this with me?? I have room for 1 or 2 people and it would be nice to split gas. Thanks!
by jasonvkop
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top producer
Replies: 18
Views: 5383

Re: Top producer

Not sure on exact bait, but double 10 bucktails is my top producing bait type followed by bulldawg. I have a nickel/nickel cowgirl that has caught a lot of fish for me so I would guess that's my number 1 bait. I've used it so much one of the clevices broke so it's a single ten right now. Still gets ...
by jasonvkop
Tue May 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Webster lake
Replies: 8
Views: 3725

Re: Webster lake

There usually is a decent open water bite on those lakes as the main forage is Shad. There are a handful of deep holes throughout the lake, so feel free to cast those with rubber baits such as bulldawgs, medussas, and kickin' minnows. It's definitely a different type of fishing as you're not casting...
by jasonvkop
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reel?
Replies: 5
Views: 3121

Re: Reel?

300 will suit you well for most applications. The only application I prefer the 400 is for big bucktails. I only have the regular Lexas though so the HDs might be a different beast. I'm sure Will can chime in though along with a handful of other people on the board.
by jasonvkop
Tue May 23, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2017 Indiana Musky Classic Results.
Replies: 6
Views: 5041

Re: 2017 Indiana Musky Classic Results.

We need to get a bunch of Michigan teams down there next year and take the top 5 spots!
by jasonvkop
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banquet Thank-You
Replies: 18
Views: 11914

Re: Banquet Thank-You

This is the quote in context from the paper Patrick referenced. “The high exploitation on muskellunge observed in Elk and Skegemog lakes likely impacts both size structure and abundance to some degree. While the size structure is still very good, it could probably be even better. The impact of harv...
by jasonvkop
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banquet Thank-You
Replies: 18
Views: 11914

Re: Banquet Thank-You

. What was the remarkable stat he gave at the end of the presentation? A 2% increase in harvest is equivalent to a 30% decrease in reproduction output? . 2% increase in annual mortality would lead to a 70% decrease in reproduction output. That's insane! I'm obviously biased, but that seems like a n...
by jasonvkop
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banquet Thank-You
Replies: 18
Views: 11914

Re: Banquet Thank-You

I wish I would have asked him a follow up question when I asked him about artificial habitat. What do they do the best on, like cabbage, if so if the lakes that they are put in don't have the best habitat, should this be put into this lake. I believe they reproduce best in current/river situations....
by jasonvkop
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banquet Thank-You
Replies: 18
Views: 11914

Re: Banquet Thank-You

A big thanks to everyone involved! I really enjoyed the speaker as well; he presented a lot of good information, but also kept it simple for us laymens. What was the remarkable stat he gave at the end of the presentation? A 2% increase in harvest is equivalent to a 30% decrease in reproduction outpu...
by jasonvkop
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New sonar/gps suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 8840

Re: New sonar/gps suggestions

I just picked up a humminbird 899 ci. Seems like a great unit but this is my first real fish finder. Anybody have any pointers on setup and using it? Take it out in early spring and just tinker with it on the water. It may be tough to be on the water and not fishing, but just take an afternoon and ...
by jasonvkop
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New sonar/gps suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 8840

Re: New sonar/gps suggestions

Might want to do some shopping today on Cyber Monday. I saw some on Cabela's around 300-400 off.