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How did your hero, the Rocketman, do today?
Did OK!
Went fishing on Friday, June 16 from 4:00pm until 8:30pm. Fished Lake St. Clair, south shore. Went 1 for 1. Air temperature about 80, water temp 69F, mostly sunny with winds SSW 10-15, waves 1-2, water slightly silty, blueish green color, no weeds, some mayflies.

The big concentration of hogs we found last week was gone and so were the schools of baitfish. It took a while to find where they went. Well, at least I found where one of them went. The one I found was 49" x 27.5lbs and she went for a Terminator T3 $9 Bluebass on a board, 20/3. That was a nice first fish in the boat for the season. Incidently, the fish were in about 15 feet of water in the pocket between the Ruscom River and Belle Hump. There were quite a few more in there besides the one we got.
the Rocketman <esoxbiz$yahoo.com>
Brighton, MI USA - Monday, June 19, 2006 at 07:35:38 (CST)


fished lsc monday the 3rd.0 for 2 fished 9:30-11:30 water clear smooth mark pilles of bait in front of orange barn 13.5 - 15 ft.first fish hit at 10:00 screamer after taking 760ft off line counter real before stoping him it took about 20-25 minutes to get him to the boat my 7 year old had really sore arms(lots of help from dad)had him within 10ft of boat one headshake out of the water and out popped my st3 firebass 2-40.(bummed out this was biggest fish i have ever seen). second fish about 11:00 another screamer but only lasted like 30 seconds before self releasing my t3 9$ bass 3-25. well worth the trip before it got crappie would have stayed out but wife and kids were with me went in for some bass.
bill finch <bilcream2$sympatico.ca>
exeter , on - Monday, July 03, 2006 at 19:36:43 (CDT)
Had limited success with the cold front conditinions had one rip in three outings ...can only get bettter
Tom Hutchins <tom.hutchins$sympatico.ca>
Leamington, Ont. Canada - Sunday, July 02, 2006 at 11:39:20 (CDT)
Want to catch musky fish from 400 club 12 fow to 9 mile we fish the momc toury last week went 10 for 10 all fish 36- 48 " went back yesterday went 15 for 15 all fish on St. Lawarence and $9 dollar bass Gotcha's I own about 20 of your baits rocketman but never once had a rip on them, maybe the gotcha's work better for me But your bait will make me some big money on Ebay I sold 3 for for $ 100.00 to some guy in Minn. Look out for the Dnr they are checking all musky boats for under size fish,
masterbaiter
Harrison Twp, Mi USA - Sunday, June 18, 2006 at 13:44:03 (CDT)
Only 10 for 10 and 15 for 15 huh? Man that's tough! Don't worry, the action should pick up once the water temp gets into the high 80s. Sorry to hear that you never get any rips on my Terminators. I have a suggestion that might help. Next time you run them try hooking your line to the little metal screweye in the front just above the clear plastic lip. They run a lot better that way. Honest. If that doesn't work I would be happy to take them back and refund your money. Now what was your name and order number again?
the Rocketman

Went out four times since the time I went out on opening day. Skunked 3 out of 4 trips. Was fishing out in front of pike, deerbrook, and belle river. Today we fished belle river, and went 2 for 3 with one pike. The musky in the boat was 43"x19" (19 lbs). It was on a woodies green frog, with 1.5/45 on a board rod (left side), in 18ft of water. Other musky today (we lost) was roughly the same size (maybe a little bigger) but almost jumped completely out of the water and shook his head until the lure flew out, which we watched fly 20ft from him. Although we lost himm, I must say that it was quite the sight. It was same lure, same side on board. The third fish was a pike, that was about 36" and 13-14lbs. A good size. Also, same lure, on the left side, on a board. Summary, all fish were in 18ft, on left board, running green frog woodies, 1.5/45. Overall a good day. I had thought the lake was empty. Tight lines
Jordan Rivington <jordan.rivington$gmail.com>
Windsor, On Canada - Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 15:03:12 (CDT)
Fished Thursday evening from 5:30 TO 8:30. Went 1 for 1. Fish was on a terminator WB Blue Frog.(t-3) a nice 20lbr. Fished from 9 mile to 6 mile in 13 to 17 ft. Water was clear and very few floaters. Hopefully with the water warming up so will the skis. Tight lines to all. Tom
Tom <kattom$comcast.net>
St Clair Shores, Mi USA - Friday, June 16, 2006 at 07:29:57 (CDT)
Rocket Man: This is my first post, but I love your website...your pretty funny. I fished St Clair Sat 6/10 and Sun 6/11 with 2 other people in my boat (3 rods). I was in a Green Crestliner and saw you Sun afternoon. Saturday we went 7 for 8 with the 2 biggest fish being 40.5" and 41". Most of our fish came off the boards at 35 and 2. Fish were hitting Wiley's for us in assorted colors. Strange, but we never got 2 fish on the same bait on Sat. Sunday we went 2 for 5. The fish were hitting weak for us too. Our first fish was lost at boatside off a slider and was about 47-48". I did manage to boat a 51.5"er on Sunday, though. Nice, heavy fish. Best color for us on Sunday was yellow belly perch. Hopefully we get some better weather soon. I'll be back up in two weeks for my week trip. Good Luck! Adam Andresky Pittsburgh, PA
Adam Andresky <d_dice$msn.com>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Monday, June 12, 2006 at 14:45:53 (CDT)
How did your hero, the Rocketman, do today?
Pretty Much Sucked!
Went fishing on Sunday, June 11 from 2:30pm until 8:00pm. Fished Lake St. Clair, south shore with Bruce. Went 0 for 4. Cold front conditions - air temperature about 70 and dropping, water temp 71F, mostly sunny with winds N 5-10 and increasing, waves 1 foot increasing to 2-3, water fairly clear, greenish color, no weeds, no bugs.

This was the first time out this year. We decided to go Sunday instead of Saturday because of higher winds last couple days. When we started it was quite calm. By the time we finally pulled rods at 8:05pm there were whitecaps and 2-3 footers. Except for that and the fact that we didn't boat any fish, things were actually pretty good. We found a very nice bunch of fish in the 15-16 foot depth range. They were really concentrated. We kept trolling the same area for the first three hours but all we had were two tiny rips that didn't even pop the release. Those were on Terminator T3 WBS Bluefrog and T3 Special Perch, both on boards. Then we went a little east (same depth) to an area we don't usually fish and found even more fish, this time with lots of schools of perch also. The number of big (size 4 on my Eagle) fish we marked was astounding. I lost count but it was well over 30. There has been all kinds of speculation about the fish dyeoffs and how all the muskies in LSC might be gone. Well, here is something to consider. I have fished LSC very actively for 13 years now. Without question, I have never, repeat never, marked as many size 4s as we did Sunday.

Despite the huge concentration of huge fish and the weather change and trying about every color and presentation combination possible we still weren't doing crap. We already decided to pull 'em at 8:00pm 'cause we had launched at Deerbrook, We had to deal with coming back over the border, and it was a worknight. At about 7:30pm (yep, still in the concentration of huge fish) we finally got a release (T3 WBP Mackerel on slider) that didn't hook up. By then we were fighting 3 footers so getting everything reset took a while. At exactly 7:55pm the Fishing God finally took mercy on our sorry asses and gave us a screamer. Terminator T3 WB Perch Mackerel again. It took out a bunch of line and the wind was blowing so hard that dead slow was still too fast and I had to put the boat in neutral. Bruce got her right to the boat by handlining the slider. It was a real nice fish, definitely a 4 foot plus. I went to net it, the net blew into the rod holder and got caught. I got the net off, Bruce tried to turn her head for so I could try netting her again, she shook her head hard and pried open the snap!!! That was it. She slowly drifted away and there wasn't a damn thing we could do about it cause we still had boards out and it was way too rough to put it in reverse anyhow. Trust me on this folks. The LSC muskie population is still alive and well.
the Rocketman <esoxbiz$yahoo.com>
Brighton, MI USA - Monday, June 12, 2006 at 08:20:18 (CST)


Trolled Anchor Bay 6/10/06 and went 2 for 2 from 10am till 5pm. Both muskies were in the 15-20 pound range and were taken on a green 7 inch Bomber. Each fish came from mid bay east of Selfridge and were in 8 feet of water. The first fish hit at 10:30am and the second hit at 1:30pm. Also caught 4 smallmouth trolling a 3/4 oz Rattle Trap. In the past have caught muskies by accident bass fishing with smaller traps so I thought larger ones may work better. Not so far. All bass but one came on the rattle trap.
Dave Cook <David__P_Cook$bankone.com>
lake orion, mi USA - Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 08:49:59 (CDT)
hey rocketman fished belleriver orange barn to the hump covered 7-14 ft water went 1-1 9$ bass 2/40 longrod 11.7fow. water started a little dirty laid down and cleared up should have been awsome 4 rod great spread going just couldnt find anyfish at all no bait hardly any weeds she is tough out there.saw some dead fish of good size pluse 2 sturgeon one about 48 the another easy 55+.and there is a boat fishing out of bell that claim the went six for six all in 40s they are full o s**t we were within looking distance of them all day and there net didnt move (think they were just pissed cause they saw us land ours)anyway goodluck i hope some one finds some fish.
bill finch <bilcream2$sympatico.ca>
exeter, on canada - Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 20:57:43 (CDT)
Went out opening day. Went 1/1 on a woodies $9 bass, 3/50 on board rod, left hand side. Fish was 38", with a healthy girth. Went back without a problem. Caught in front of Belle River marina in 14.5' of water. Speed was 3.5-4.0 mph. Went out again yesterday and went 0/0. Water is still very clean though. I think I will be trying my secret spot tonight during the evening bite. Will keep you informed. Tight lines Jordan Rivington
Jordan Rivington <jordan.rivington$gmail.com>
Windsor , On Canada - Wednesday, June 07, 2006 at 15:04:28 (CDT)
Went 6 for 6 Today Salt River to C Marker we fished from 7 am till 3 pm all fish caught on puke bait 4/20 fast troll 5.5 to 6 mph 10 fow seems to be the correct depth look for the weed beds.
Pete
Chesterfield, Mi USA - Tuesday, June 06, 2006 at 19:36:02 (CDT)
Rocketman, I could not figure out how to post on your site- done it before what the heck??? hahahaha Anyhow I got a 44incher on a t3 walleye color sunday june 4th.....thought you'd like to know.
Muskyjoe <hayesjoe$hotmail.com>
Lake St. Clair., MI USA - Tuesday, June 06, 2006 at 09:22:38 (CDT)
Started out a bit late. Hit the water a bit after 6 am. Headed to New Baltimore. Hit about 10.5 fow. Lines dropped. Picked up about a 32" pike on a long line back about 60ft. Small yellowish green believer, 3 oz inline. Away she went. about 1/2 hour later picked up a screamer on a long line 50-65 ft back on a bloody nose creek chub pike ended up being 40-41" Ski! Nice fish. Lamprey on board. Took a pic and away she went. Fished about another 1/2 hour and very hard hit on the side rod back 25' on a large jointed believer, yellow/green frog. Couldn't even get any line. She was on a mission to run. Fought for about a minute and away she went. Decided to pack it in and do a change up. Stocked up on gas and munchies and headed to Ginos. Dodged the storms and ended up picked up 1 smalley, 2 eyes, 2 nice perch, a white bass and another northern. Not a bad day I guess
Kevin <patokn$mirealsource.com>
Harrison Twp., MI USA - Monday, June 05, 2006 at 14:10:31 (CDT)
Trolled the mile roads for six hours. One 8lbs. fish. Everything was pretty dead out there. Crappy opening morning.
Al <acrooks586$comcast.net>
Harrison Township, MI USA - Saturday, June 03, 2006 at 15:22:14 (CDT)
Went down to wyandotte to fish with my buddy john and my son on my buddys new ranger boat. fished in 12to 26feet of water for walleyes.used jigs of all different colors. got a few hits but no fish.Fished from the steel mill to elisabeth park. water was fairly clear.Just joined the Michigan Ontario Muskie club this year, and am looking forward to some real fishing.See you on the water. The Hessoin Aggression
phil <dimareid$wowway.com>
warren, mi USA - Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 18:17:09 (CDT)

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