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Today's Update and, ...or
7/31/14 Are you ready to turn the
calendar page to August 2014? This is the big deal month
when it comes to King Salmon on the Great Lakes. Gone are
the days hunting for these critters, because now, ...these fish
are hunting for their home port!
I'm light years ahead of last April/May in lure/tackle design in
3D printing. Discovering the idiosyncrasies that goes with
this amazing technology has been a journey into the unknown,
Yes, there are some limitations, but if you can think it? ...you
can make it! This will all be explained this fall when I
debut P15s that will be a game changer.
Yesterday morning, went N to stay out of the crowd that usually
fishes S out of my home port of Manistee, MI. Was sure
glad I did when we got socked in by fog and had to navigate
troll direction by radar. Radar is one of the instruments
that once you have it, ...you'll never go without it. Even
though you don't use it a lot. Mine is shut off most of
the time due to the heavy draw it puts on the boat's electrical
7/30/14 Honesty in fishing reports?
...hard to come by! OK, on a scale from 1 to 10, Manistee
at this time last year was a 4 at best. This year Manistee
deserves at least a 7 for the varied species that lie in wait
off this port. Steelhead, Coho, Lakers, and Kings are all
here for the taking once you get dialed in.
today's Steelhead pic
In our case, this morning Todd the Rod and I fished from 7:30am
and pulled rods at 11:30am, having close to 10 bites. For
most part, on the yet to be revealed P15.HV2.4.0. This is
a code/numbering system for reference down the road.
7/29/13 Big fish award winner in
last weekend's Salmon Splash Tournament held in Manistee, MI was
King that weighed 23 and change. Big fish leading in WI's
long running KD Tournament is pushing 30 pounds. Cold
water is inshore. I'm sure there's some mature adult Kings
being caught in Manistee's harbor.
Too busy for anything else today. Between staying on top
of orders and P15 design projects leaves little time to gather
7/28/14 Posted a photo of a Salmon
you don't hear much about in the Great Lakes States, that being
Kokanee Salmon. Kokanees are smaller version of a
landlocked Sockeye Salmon. Size-wise these fish are more
like our spring Coho with 5 pounders considered a large fish.
Way back the 1970s the MDNR planted Kokanees in MI's Cass Lake.
That pilot program bit the dust after a few years.
The back-story on today's topic Tony F was having a hard time
getting his boat down to a 1.8 trolling speed and purchased a
set of trolling bags from me.
Here's what Tony had to say:
"John - the sea bags came in and the drop to
1.8ish made a big difference! See attached photos. Thanks SO
much for your help - Tony"
Click Tony's Kokanee
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