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New Buffalo 3/28 afternoon Mar 28, 2023 9:05 pm #36822

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I was finally able to get my #1 grandson out for his inaugural Lake Michigan fishing trip. 
Setup SW and trolled towards Michigan City. 
Slow but steady pick today, but all 5 rods took fish.
After about 7 Coho, a bonus spring King hit a dodger / fly combo on a rigger set at 13 ft. Only 28 ft of line out on the counter!. Grandson did all of the rod work and I manned the net. It took a good while to land it on a walleye-sized outfit. I  think he's going to be wanting to go out again!
It doesn't get any better than this - not sure who was more excited him or me. 

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New Buffalo 3/28 afternoon Mar 28, 2023 10:10 pm #36824

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We can let others chime in, but I am pretty sure thats a big ass coho and not a king.  I have made the same judgement in the spring before and its easy to do.  For me the eyes and mouth tell me its likely a coho.  Either way well done!  If a coho, that fish might be a state record class fish potentially by September.
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New Buffalo 3/28 afternoon Mar 28, 2023 10:18 pm #36825

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Could be - the mouth wasn't as black as it could have been but the fillets looked like King. If it was a Coho it was a beast!

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New Buffalo 3/28 afternoon Mar 28, 2023 10:19 pm #36826

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I am going with Beast!  :)
Boatless!

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New Buffalo 3/28 afternoon Mar 29, 2023 6:13 am #36829

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Awesome job!  Nice work making the kids day!  I’d guess coho also. 

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New Buffalo 3/28 afternoon Mar 29, 2023 6:37 am #36831

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Nice job. I also think that's a monster coho. Great to see the grandkid loving it.
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New Buffalo 3/28 afternoon Mar 29, 2023 7:30 am #36835

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Giant Coho easy mistake nice work! Great to see the grandson out!
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New Buffalo 3/28 afternoon Mar 29, 2023 8:17 am #36836

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Great job! Always amazing to get the kids on good fish. 

Agree with the others - that's a monster coho! Even more impressive than a medium size spring king in my book

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New Buffalo 3/28 afternoon Mar 29, 2023 9:57 am #36838

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Very nice!!
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New Buffalo 3/28 afternoon Mar 29, 2023 2:07 pm #36847

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Great  job! I believe  l talked  with you Tuesday.  We were coming and you were going out. You bought the # pass to New  Buffalo. 
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