1 st ?.......... were abouts are you from in michigan?
2nd ?......... have you posted this ? in the michigan thread part of this site?
3 rd ?......... are you using a crawler harness with or without spinner blades? or are you useing a straight hook with a whole crawler or half?
4 th ?.......... when out in the boat are you anchoring or drifting?
5 th ?.......... are you going out and fishing structure or are you fishing blindly?
without the 1st 2 things, you most likely will not get person to person help. but there is allot of good guys on here that can and most likely will give you some kind of advice and it will work most of the time. as you answer these ?'s you will becoming a better fisherman, by the means of more and more guys will be able to give advice.
also richard i would like to welcome you to the bb and i hope we all can be of service to you. oh ya i forgot to tell you to wear your wadders in here, sometimes it can get deep