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by johnhens
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Best Lures for IR
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Best Lures for IR

A 6' or 7' medium spinning rod would be good. At least 10# test line. 12" wire leader w/ swivel 20# test minimum. If you could only take 1 lure, a daredevil 5/8 oz. 5 of Diamonds. Barbs pinched. I usually replace treble with single hook. I also have Mepps Fury (squirrel tail) w/ gold blade and silve...
by johnhens
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Best Lures for IR
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Best Lures for IR

What are you fishing for? Shore or out of a boat?
by johnhens
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: pack rafting to Siskiwit
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: pack rafting to Siskiwit

Waves on Siskiwit can get "big" depending on the wind direction and fetch. If the wind is west or SW and you are towards the east end, expect big waves, 2-3' maybe more depending on wind speed and duration. If you have 10-15, it is going to get choppy, more wind now you start getting bigger waves.
by johnhens
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Detailed IR maps
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Detailed IR maps

thesneakymonkey wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:55 pm
they make great maps. It is nice to see a set of the island now. I have a lot of their other maps. They are always accurate and well detailed.
Good to know!!
by johnhens
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Detailed IR maps
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Detailed IR maps

If you are looking for detailed IR maps (multiple maps) than the TI/NG 240 you might try these:
https://www.michigantrailmaps.com/trail-maps/
by johnhens
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: What to expect in late Aug-early Sept.
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: What to expect in late Aug-early Sept.

Campers are fewer as most families are off the island as kids start back to school. May have more folks over Labor Day weekend. Bugs should be ok as it is "late" in the season. Temps are mild, but could get a cold front come through and drop the temps. After Labor day, restrictions for number of nig...
by johnhens
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing questions; first time IR
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Fishing questions; first time IR

First, thanks Base654 for your insight. My nephew is the fisherman, has lots of gear, but since this is our first IR trip, we know nothing. If there are more people who are willing to split the cost of the charter, it is more do-able. That said, I was just looking for options. Johnhens... We will b...
by johnhens
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Fishing questions; first time IR
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Fishing questions; first time IR

When are you going?
by johnhens
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Canoeing, Kayaking & Fishing
Topic: Any Fishing Advice is Appreciated!
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Any Fishing Advice is Appreciated!

I have flyfished for Northern (highly recomend it). Not many places for trout. If hiking I carry a 2 pc 6 1/2 ft med spinning rod with a 2000 series reel spooled with 10# test. I attach a 12" 20# wire leader (I have used 30# florocarbon). I bring a #4 mepps squirrel tail with gold blade and same wit...
by johnhens
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: First-Timers to the Island
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: First-Timers to the Island

Welcome to the Forums and to Isle Royale. If you are up to it, hike to Moskey Basin the first day, 11 miles. The next day do a loop through Richie to either Chckenbone West or to the Greenstone to either the Daisy Farm cut off or to the Ojibway tower (Great views) also great views along the Greensto...
by johnhens
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Cause of death for 2 wolves
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Cause of death for 2 wolves

The 2 wolves that died during the transfer and after arrival on IR.
https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/04/necr ... ffort.html
by johnhens
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Wolf update
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Wolf update

From the International Wolf Center page: Earlier this afternoon, we received an update from Isle Royale National Park on how the wolves recently moved there are doing. Here's what we know: • The seven wolves moved to Isle Royale on the weekend of March 23 are all moving around and apparently doing w...
by johnhens
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: 6 wolves may be moved to IR 3/23-24
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: 6 wolves may be moved to IR 3/23-24

torpified wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:24 am
hooray! Is there any explanation of how the Ontario mainland wolf got on this team?
Have not seen any explanation for theaddition of the mainland wolf.