Fishing Report 7/22/2017

 

Nice smallmouth being caught on east grand traverse bay out of elk rapids stop by and we will tell you what they are biting on

 

 

Northwest Lower Peninsula Fishing Report

Harbor Springs: Most lake trout anglers were fishing from Harbor Point and northwest of the bay. Many fish were suspended 30 to 60 feet off the bottom in 140 to 200 feet but others were caught near the bottom in 100 to 120 feet. Anglers are waiting for a decent thermocline to set up and stay in the area.

Petoskey: Lake trout fishing was hit-or-miss in Little Traverse Bay. Most boats were fishing the Harbor Springs side. A few lake trout were taken near the bottom in 120 to 130 feet between 9-Mile Point and Petoskey. Fishing at the mouth of the Bear River in the Bobber Hole was slow with only a small pike taken. Water levels were a bit low on the Bear River but a couple steelhead and small brown trout were taken on worms or spawn. Those fishing the breakwall caught smallmouth bass and rock bass.

Charlevoix: Boat anglers found lake trout near North Point when fishing just off the bottom in 135 feet. Those fishing the channel were starting to catch a few more legal size smallmouth bass but they were putting in their time to get them. Freshwater drum were taken on worms or leeches on the bottom.

Traverse City: In the East Bay, lake trout fishing was very good near Deepwater Point when trolling or jigging and at the south end of the bay when trolling. Smallmouth bass were caught in 10 to 15 feet south of the M-37 boat launch. The Elk River was slow with only a couple smallmouth bass taken. In the West Bay, lake trout were caught when trolling across from Elmwood Marina on the east side. Fish were caught south of M-22 on the west side but the action was very slow at times. Pike fishing in Northport was slow. The Boardman River was slow with only a few panfish or small bass taken.

Lake Leelanau: Was producing a good number of walleye for those trolling a crawler harness in 30 feet.

Leland: Still had good lake trout fishing on the First and Second Banks. A few chinook salmon were caught on the First Bank and around North Manitou Island. Most of the salmon were taken on spoons and the lake trout were taken on spin-glo’s behind cowbells, dodgers or spinners.

Platte Bay: Good numbers of lake trout were caught by those trolling spoons and spin-glo’s behind dodgers and cowbells.

Benzie County: Inland lakes were producing walleye, rock bass and small perch.

Lake Missaukee: Was producing some bluegills.

Manistee: Surface water temperatures were near 50 degrees. Chinook salmon are starting to show up and were caught when trolling south in 100 to 150 feet. Lake trout were caught to the north in 120 to 180 feet. A small number of coho and steelhead were also caught. Spoons and cut bait were producing the best. Pier fishing was slow.

Ludington: Surface temperatures here were about 47 degrees. A 24 pound chinook salmon was caught recently in 100 to 180 feet. Steelhead and lake trout were also caught. A small number of chinook were caught in the basin and just outside the piers in 30 feet as well. Spoons and meat rigs were the ticket.

Pentwater: Anglers trolling 40 to 70 feet down in 100 to 160 feet caught chinook and coho along with the occasional steelhead on spoons. Lake trout were taken near the bottom with paddles and flies. Pier anglers caught smallmouth in the channel with crawlers near the bottom.

Pentwater Lake: Bass anglers caught fish along the edge of the weeds in 12 to 20 feet when casting crank baits. Anglers fishing Longbridge Road caught bluegills, yellow perch, and smallmouth bass when drifting worms under a bobber.

New Darton Crossbow Rebel 135 SS

New Darton Crossbow Rebel 135 SS Available at Jack’s Sport Shop

 

Darton Rebel Crossbow at Jacks Sport Shop
Darton Rebel Crossbow at Jacks Sport Shop
Darton Rebel Crossbow at Jacks Sport Shop
Darton Rebel Crossbow at Jacks Sport Shop
Darton Rebel Crossbow at Jacks Sport Shop
Darton Rebel Crossbow at Jacks Sport Shop
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Carbon Black
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First item of interest is the REBEL’s short overall length, a modest 32 inches, including stirrup.  This was made possible through Darton’s innovated forward trigger design that resulted in beneficial weight distribution, creating a new level of comfort when shooting.  This re-design has created the lightest crossbow to date for Darton as the REBEL tips the scale at less than 7.5 pounds. Because of its weight distribution it feels even lighter, (not ready for the Biggest Loser show, but close).  The guts of the REBEL are all Darton, being reliable, smooth, quiet and fast at 350 fps.  Most other crossbows cannot claim all of these qualities in one model.  The REBEL is equipped with its proven anti-dry fire system, enhanced thumb & finger guard, ambidextrous safety and integrated string suppressors along with Darton’s patented Barrel Dampener.  “User safety is the number one factor Darton considers when engineering any crossbows and the Rebel was no different” stated Ted Harpham sales manager for Darton.  Being light weight, short, and featuring a 13 ½” power stroke with a narrow axle to axle of 17”, the REBEL can be maneuver anywhere: tree stand, ground blind or at the edge of the field hunting varmints.

• Darton Trackless Barrel Design. Less friction on arrow = increased speed.

• New design Anti Dry Fire Safety.

• Positive limb alignment system for greater accuracy

• Equipped with an integrated riser/string suppressor system and Patented Barrel Dampener to help reduce noise and vibration. A new standard in low noise and shock.

• Sims LimbSaver® Technology

• Bowstring 36 3/4”, Power Cables 18 1/2”

Darton FireForce Crossbow

Jack’s Sport Shop your archery and crossbow headquarters in Northern Michigan. If you are looking for the complete package of quality, reliability, balance and performance, all at a good price, you’ll find everything you need right here. We suggest you follow your instincts and give DARTON CROSSBOWS a try! You’ll discover what thousands of your fellow sportsmen have in Northern Michigan

FireForce

 

fireforce

Deadly Fast!

The FireForce drips with testosterone; larger axles, sealed oversized Quad Ball Bearings, wide/stronger laminated Quad limbs, all combined with a compact front riser and re-designed Tactical Darton Stock first introduced in 2011.

• Darton’s DualSync cams add performance and accuracy in a crossbow that is flat out fast, durable and accurate.

• DualSync cams guarantee you will nock your arrow at the same point on the bowstring every time for more consistent shooting.

• Darton Trackless Barrel Design. Less friction on arrow = increased speed.

• New design Anti Dry Fire Safety.

• Rifle style safety mounted on the barrel for left- or right-handed shooters. “Helps to hold on the shot without having to move

• Improved Trigger Design, pull set at 3 pounds with less trigger travel

• Positive limb alignment system for greater accuracy

• Patented string catch, designed for better release of the bowstring and a more accurate shot.

• Equipped with an integrated riser/string suppressor system and Patented Barrel Dampener to help reduce noise and vibration. A new standard in low noise and shock.

• Bowstring 42 13/16”, Power Cables 29 9/16”

Darton Archery Viper SS Crossbow

Viper SS

Darton Archery Viper SS Crossbow  

Deadly Fast & Silent!

The Viper delivers satisfying performance with its modest 170 lbs. draw weight. You will find that most hunters won’t bother with a cocking aid because of its uniquely smooth power stroke. This compact and well balanced crossbow helps make shooting feel effortless. Like the Viper Extreme, enjoy the Quiet, Shock Resistant and Extremely Accurate shooting on your next hunting experience.

• Darton Trackless Barrel Design. Less friction on arrow = increased speed.

• New design Anti Dry Fire Safety.

• Positive limb alignment system for greater accuracy

• Equipped with an integrated riser/string suppressor system and Patented Barrel Dampener to help reduce noise and vibration. A new standard in low noise and shock.

• Sims LimbSaver® Technology

• Bowstring 36 3/8”, Power Cables 18 1/4”

 

Darton Viper Xtreme Crossbow

Viper Xtreme

 

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Xtreme performance!

Xtreme performance is what you get from this compact and well balanced crossbow. Enjoy Smooth, Quiet, Shock Resistant and Extremely Accurate shooting.  This crossbow takes the target ranges and hunting adventures to a new Xtreme!

• Darton Trackless Barrel Design. Less friction on arrow = increased speed.

• New design Anti Dry Fire Safety.

• Rifle style safety mounted on the barrel for left- or right-handed shooters. “Helps to hold on the shot without having to move

• Improved Trigger Design, pull set at 3 pounds with less trigger travel

• Positive limb alignment system for greater accuracy

• Patented string catch, designed for better release of the bowstring and a more accurate shot.

• Equipped with an integrated riser/string suppressor system and Patented Barrel Dampener to help reduce noise and vibration. A new standard in low noise and shock.

• Sims LimbSaver® Technology

• Bowstring 36 1/16”, Power Cables 18 9/16”

 

The Scorpion Darton Crossbow

scorpionThe Scorpion  Darton Crossbow

The Scorpion was added to the Darton Crossbow line for its compact design and lightweight. This compact frame with its trigger forward design and killer speed has raised the bar in crossbow evolution. Proven performance, feel and accuracy are what you get from this crossbow.

• Darton Trackless Barrel Design. Taking crossbow accuracy to the next level.

• Receiver designed for a smooth trigger and upmost safety.

• Newly designed Anti Dry Fire Safety.

• Easiest cocking 170 pound crossbow you will ever find. Most hunters won’t bother with a cocking aid.

• Positive limb alignment system for greater accuracy.

• Equipped with an integrated riser/string suppressor system and Patented Barrel Dampener to help reduce noise and vibration. A new standard in low noise and shock.

• Bowstring 34 15/16”, Power Cables 21 1/4”