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Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
7/22/19 Fishing is
getting better at my home port of Manistee, MI.
Chris G had a decent morning yesterday. 2
Kings (15 & 20 lbs.) and 2 Lake Trout along with a
few misses is a great catch by a dedicated weekend
Click 7/21/19 Chris's catch
There was 8 Kings ....all over 30 pounds weighed in
at the Ludington Offshore Classic. Going back
to the mid 1980s when I fished in the then, Lowrance
Ludington Tournament, never were there that many
Kings weighed in over 30 lbs.
Winning pro catch on day 2 was a 50/50 mix Lake
Trout and Kings. Good to see the return of the
Click info and pics from the Ludington event
7/21/19 Yesterday, close
to 8" of rain fell on my place in Manistee, MI
during a few short hours. Know 8" is pretty
close, because I have to empty my rain gauge that
only holds 5". This means I'm flooded and no
fishing until the field/road in front of the pole
barn dries out.
There's been 4 Kings over 30 pounds weighed in
during the ongoing Ludington Offshore Classic.
Two at over 32 lbs, one at 33.9 lb. and the big guy
at 37.35 lbs.
Fish do not get this big from lack of baitfish that
the DNRs portrays. There's something going on
that's hard to understand (at least for me) is where
is all this bait at?
I've yet to see much bait off Manistee this season.
Did get a good report on bait from last weekend
according to Chris G.
7/20/19 Looking for a
window to fish Lk. MI again. My season is
playing out as normal when time is at a premium.
During the offseason, I come up with grandiose ideas
like using a drone to capture aerial footage.
Then, the realities of running a tackle business set
in and that comes first. Wishin' ...I was
7/19/19 Hot, hot and
more hot as a heat wave settles in over MI.
90° temps are a rarity in N MI. This year
already hit that mark twice at my place in Manistee,
Fishing was hot yesterday in Ludington, MI for big
Kings. According to Wayne J, Capt. Chuck's
Tackle Store weighed in 3 Kings over 30 pounds.
Including one Goliath that went 36 pounds and
change. Stay cool and enjoy weekend!
7/18/19 Frankfort, MI's
popular Benzie Frenzy tournament has been moved a
month ahead. Dates on this year's events are
July 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019. Years past,
this contest was always won with Salmon, mostly
Being earlier this year? ...Lake Trout might be
needed to fill in the gaps in case the Kings are not
there in force. This could be a game changer.
Frankfort is one of the most scenic ports on the
Great Lakes. It's surrounded by high sand
bluffs that lead up to the Sleeping Bear Dunes off
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