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WWW.CAPTAINSREPORTS.NET A great place to purchase all the gear used on my boat.  They offer the best prices around on all fishing gear.

WWW.SHIMANO.COM The best rods and reels on the market.  The only rods and reels on my boat.   From trolling for Salmon to Smallmouth fishing, they have it all.  Check out all the new models in rods and reels.

WWW.POORBOYSBAITS.COM  Anyone who has ever Smallmouth fished with me knows how important Poor Boy's baits are to me.  They are a fixture in Great Lakes Smallmouth fishing.  There baits are not just a need on your boat THEY ARE A MUST HAVE.  This is the best bait on the market for big smallies.  Not only do they catch monsters they also produce big big numbers.  From Door County to Traverse Bay and everywhere in between they are a must have.

WWW.LURECRAFT.COM Lure Craft is a great place to find do-it-yourself ideas.  From molds to lure making component they have it.  Also a great company to find ideas to doctor your own baits.

WWW.RAPTURETROLLINGFLIES.COM  If you have never used any Rapture flies or Rapture teasers, your missing out.  The flies work great!  The colors they offer are awesome and the quality is excellent.  These flies aren't made to catch a few fish and then throw away.   They are made to last.  This is the only fly I use to target kings.  The slim profile and natural colors make for a KING SALMON MAGNET.  The teasers are also awsome for anyone who wants to make their own custom meat rigs.  Give them a try.  YOU WILL BE IMPRESSED.   

WWW.NORTHLANDTACKLE.COM  I kept it quiet for a long long time.  This company is quality.  Quality,quality,quality!!!  The best quality money can buy at a resonable price.  I use quite a bit of this companys products.  From jigs to plastics they are the best.  For casting for cohos,browns, and smallies I use there jigs and plastics everyday.  This company is for a fisherman that WANTS THE BEST QUALITY.  Below is a list of what I use day in and day out.  WANNA BETTER PRICE ASK FOR IT AT MIK-LURCH TACKLE 219-989-0575.  THEY WILL SAVE YOU MONEY!!

ABOVE ARE THE JIG HEADS I USE WHEN I SWIM GURBS FOR SMALLMOUTH.  COLORS #13 AND #30 ARE MY FAVORITES.

 

ABOVE IS A GREAT JIG FOR FISHING POORBOYS.  FINDING A JIG WITH A HOOK BIG ENOUGH IS HARD.  THESE WORK AWESOME.  COLORS #19 And #78 ARE MY FAVORITES.

THESE ARE THE JIGS I LIKE TO USE WHEN I AM SWIMMING GRUBS IN THE DISCHARGES FOR COHOS AND BROWNS.  MY FAVOITES ARE #1 (IN CLEAR WATER) #8,#10,#14 FOR DIRTY OR NORMAL CONDITIONS.  THE HOOKS ARE VERY VERY STRONG.

WWW.LURESECURE.NET  I recently stumbled upon this product.  It is a great idea and a great way to be safer on the water.  It fits over your lure while it is on your rod.  It is made of heavy duty plastic with velcro to secure it to your rod.  It takes about 5 seconds to put on or take off.  This is way to cut down on the chance of injury from hooks as well as make your life easier on the boat.  When using this you can have multiple rods right next to each other and they will never tangle.  This alone will save me valuable time.  This is a great idea for an fisherman.

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WWW.BLUEWATERFISHINGPRODUCTS.COM  With the new boat on the way I have been shopping for all kinds of equipment. One of the hardest things to find is rod holders that are quality. I need something I can rely on everyday to hold up to the worst conditions possible. I believe I have finally found my answer. I met the owner of Blue Water Fishing Products at the Detroit outdoors show and was highly impressed with his products. The quality was excellent and the versatility was the best I have ever seen. These rod holders are built to last. The other thing I liked about all the rod holders is that they are made 100% in the U.S.A. I am very happy to say I have them on the new boat. Check out his site you will be impressed. 

The new boat is rigged with (2) Quad rod trees and (4) Track mounted holders

If anyone is interested in seeing them in person just contact me.

WWW.TROLLINGSOLUTIONS.COM  If you are a troller this is a must have!  It is what makes me successful every day.  The bottom line is I catch more fish because of this auto pilot.  The TR-1 auto pilot fits on your kicker motor and has the ability to control direction as well as speed.  This makes for hands-free trolling all day long.  No more fighting with waves and wind by hand.  I really like the ability to control my speed at all times.  I can adjust my speed and direction by simply pressing a button!  From salmon to walleye this is a great addition to you boat.

I would highly recommend the website listed above. Not only are there prices the best their customer service is second to none. Last year the owner of the company saved me big time. We have never done business before but he took the time to help me out with a small problem. I was highly impressed with his knowledge of his products.  If you are interested in a TR-1 give them a call and tell them you spoke with me for a special rate.

WWW.DREAMWEAVERLURES.COM  Most salmon and trout fisherman already know how good the Dreamweaver stuff is.  On my boat their products are very very important to me.  I have been a big fan of there 8 inch Spindoctors for along time but this year I became a true believer.  We put more and bigger fish in my boat this year because of the new chrome series Spindoctors.  Day in and day out for months on end we hammered them on the Spindoctor/fly combo.  This is a must have for all serious salmon and trout fisherman.

Dreamweaver also makes the only magnum trolling spoons that I use on my boat.  The size is perfect.  Its just big enough to mimic a large baitfish but not big enough to scare off spooky fish.  They also make a smaller super slim size that was great the last few years for big steelhead and cohos.  Give them a try and you will be impressed.

WWW.CREATIVITYFORHIRE.COM  I would highly recommend Creative Graphic Solutions for any vehicle or boat wrap.  This is not only a great way to promote your business or sponsors but also a great way to protect your vehicle or boat.  These guys did a great job with graphics and with installation.  I am very happy I did business with them.  They also do advertising signs and website design.  Give them a try you will be impressed.

WWW.ILLINOISSMALLMOUTHALLIANCE.COM  A club devoted to Smallmouth fishing.  Not only do they want to see new anglers involved in Smallmouth fishing they also want to educate anglers on the importance in catch and release.  This club understands that without catch and release we will never get the trophys we dream of.  I have a huge respect for the members of this club as well as their message. 

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