Fishing with Dave Fuhrmann and his Son, Chris, and his Son, Ryan 7/11/17by Capt Juls on 07/10/17
I picked my crew up at their hotel this morning at 4:45, and they were right on time. We then headed to Big Bopper's for breakfast before driving over to Huron to launch.
We headed out towards the dump and looked around until we found some good marks and set up on them with my crawler harness program. For those that haven't been keeping up, it's (3) 2oz inlines on one side of the boat, and (3) 3oz inlines on the other side. The 2oz were run at 47, 57, and 67 back....and, the 3oz were run at 41, 51, and 61 back at 1.6-1.8mph.
We couldn't keep 6 lines in the water when we started, and several other times we had every rod out of the water after bringing fish in. We went through a lot of shorts and put one keeper in for every 1/2 dozen, or so.
Chris, whose inner time clock was all askew, since he was up when he would normally be going to bed, was very quiet, but was all smiles when he landed a 30 1/2 inch 9.38 pound walleye this morning. :)
With about 2 hours to go we switched the harnesses out to Bandits, because the sheepshead were all over the worms, and it was getting tiring. We caught a few more on the Bandits, but it wasn't fast like it was with the harnesses.
They ended their day with 15 walleye to take home for some tasty fish fries.
I'm off tomorrow, due to a reschedule, so I might be doing some perch fishing with Captain Kevin to see what we can find.
My next trip is Thursday, if the thunderstorms stay away. I know there are other captains around here that take their customers out there knowing a storm is approaching, but you will never see this Captain do that (not on purpose anyway). I don't care how much money I lose. I would lose so much more if a customer of mine ever got hit by lightning. That's a risk I'm not willing to take. So, I'll know more tomorrow, if Thursday will be a go, or not.