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Just a reminder that this time of year Escanaba, Cedar River, Menominee, Marinette, and Oconto are hot fishing so book today!

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Fishing Tactics

Fishing Tactics

Salmon and walleye relate to shallow or deep structures and will feed in these areas heavily at certain times of the morning, day, or night.

“Location” is the most significant factor in catching big fish or numbers of fish! The water currents and “wind” will affect the bait fish, so each year at “specific times of the year” the fish will find the spot on the spot.

Sometimes it will be a big spot! The fish will be suspended in the water column near the structure or at the base of the structure, or simply right on the structure. Sometimes the fish

will be right over the mud in the middle of nowhere at a 1-3 foot depth changes or current breaks relating to the clouds of bait. Tactics used are trolling spinners, cranks, and spoons with either mono-filament line or the new super lines! We use bottom bouncers, split shots, snap weights, or all three. Sometimes we use live baits rigs with big red tails, shiners with jigs or crawlers ranging from 1/16 to 2 oz.

Captain Polfus will troll lead core line with either 1-3 colors with 25-50 foot leaders, with spinners or cranks deep or shallow. We use dipsey divers for both the salmon and walleye to reach the depths required. He will fish them with spinners, spoons, or cranks, dodgers and flys, spin doctors and flys. We also are using Big Jon electric downriggers with the aforementioned equipment.

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One of our Boats

A 2004 621SVS/DVS multi-species fiberglass Ranger Boat with warrantied 225 Mercury OptiMax, and 15 Mercury four stroke electric start trolling motor, full wrap-around windshield, built-in cooler, and a Lowrance incredible and phenomenal new LCX-111 CHD color to read combo 10.4-inch diagonal screen, combo sonar GPS (Global Positioning Satelite) plus WAAS that has superb mapping capabilities, with Nautic Path, U.S. Coastal, and preloaded “Great Lakes electronic chart coverages”. Simply an awesome color unit for locating and catching walleyes and salmon! Plus Lowrance LCX 15 MT, with GPS.

The Ranger boat is a whopping 21 feet 3 inches with an 8-foot beam! It has a 55 Gallon fuel tank, to either run long distances to get to the fish or to use for additional weight for a smooth ride on rough seas when the “walleye chop” picks up, it has plenty of storage, and a canvas top if needed. This boat is equipped with the latest fish-catching equipment, rod holders, etc. This boat is safe, large, fast, and fully insured. The Ranger boat is equipped with an Am-FM Satelite CD player. It also has several heavy-duty fully cushioned high back seats for your comfort!

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About The Captain

Captain Lloyd Polfus is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard, and his vessel is safety inspected by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Captain Lloyd Polfus has recently won “1st” place in the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit, Lowrance, and the Outdoor Channel walleye tournament here in the Bays De Noc, Cedar River, MI. with 29.99
lbs. Won $19,000.00 for winning first place in the (MWC).

For many years he has also placed high in tournaments, from here to Green Bay, Big Bay De Noc, Fox River, Oconto, Pensauke, and Wisconsin waters. Captain Lloyd Polfus frequently fishes some Pro walleye tournaments to find “new” yearly migratory fish locations continuously, and stays on the cutting edge of developing and using new equipment and developing and learning new tactics that consistently catch more fish!

Captain Lloyd Polfus is personal and passionate in his fishing endeavors, he will show you his new locations that hold fish at specific times of the year! He will also teach you and assist you with his brand new and old fashion fish catching tactics that are truly proven!

Captain Polfus is a Cedar River resident, that has fished the bays and Cedar River area for over 30 years, he is a military veteran that served a short 6 years and 30 days in the United States Navy Seabees.

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