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edition. Plan 1 is tom fish Lk. MI on Sunday.
If the lake cooperates? Plan 2 is to do a few
laps around the S end of Manistee Lk where the
Little Manistee Rivers enters this body of water.
Included in Plan 2 is to get drone video of the
mouth of the river to add to the footage shot at the
LMR Harvest Weir.
afternoon spend a couple-three hours transitioning
my boat back to fish the top 30' of water.
Wire divers, copper rods, meat tackle, and braid
rigger rods have been stowed. Remembered to
back off the drags to preserve reel serviceability.
There's a silver lining to this effort.
Meaning, having my rods and boat in top notch shape
for next March-April when the big lake season starts
again with zero prep.
This Sunday is predicted to be fishable with fairly
calm seas. It will be a great time to see if
there's any fall Steelhead willing to do battle.
10/16/19 Ordering meat
heads for the 2020 season is front row and center.
This means rough note counts transferred into Excel
spreadsheets. There's is a lot to keep track
Masterbatch colorants must be available, or more
ordered. Several colors that have to be taken
into account. This job encompasses both mag
and super mags.
I only get one chance to make this right before the
order is turned in. If anything is overlooked?
There's a charge for short runs to fix mistakes.
Have to order at least 7000 heads to cover injection
tool mounting. This year will be twice that
amount and then some. This is a job that must
be done in preparation for the 2020 season.
10/15/19 Coldest night
of fall 2019 at my place in Manistee County, MI.
This morning it was 32°. Been waiting for a NW
blow to bring cold water to central LK. MI.
Today's gale warning let's me shift focus back to
Lk. MI. Previously, it was all warm water.
60° & above on the surface. Here's today's
weather warning the spells out was constitutes a
A gale watch is issued when the risk of gale force
winds of 34 to 47 knots has significantly
increased...but the specific timing and/or location
is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to
consider altering their plans.
(34 knots is 39 mph. 47 knots is 54 mph)
10/14/19 CYA we all know
what that means. This is what's happening at
the Little Manistee River Harvest Weir when the MDNR
says they keep the weir open for early and late
arriving Kings. These fish are not counted in
the total captured.
This weir is a data collection point. Not
using it to gauge the whole fall fish return is a
terrible waste. The DNR passes fall Browns and
Steelhead above the little river weir. So, why
not Chinooks/Kings too? Case in point: the
lower weir on the Platte River passes up close to
20k Coho every year that are counted. What's
hard about this?
continuation of daily log entries going back 19