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5/25/17 The MDNR's free
fishing weekend happens on June 10 & 11, 2017.
That's 2 weeks out. Anything that adds to the
base of fishermen, I'm totally for.
Going to start my Memorial Day weekend a little
early and wish all of you a safe and happy holiday.
We all need a break. So, enjoy the unofficial
kickoff of summer!
5/24/17 We all need a
place to start trolling. At this time of the
year NOAA surface temp charts can point you in the
Click Manistee surface temp chart
Central Lk. MI ports light up when there's a 8° to
10° surface temp differential that sets up close to
the dropoff. Over the years, this break/temp
change used to occur within about a distance of 2
miles, or less. Then, the fish are
fenced/concentrated by cold water and structure.
Increasing your odds of success by a huge margin.
Issue is the NOAA surface temp charts have not been
worth a darn for the last month. Erroneous
readings during cloud cover can be understood.
However, during clear conditions we should get a
representative chart. That's not the way it is
now. Current satellite temp chart readings are
totally worthless. Maybe this satellite is
5/23/17 Decided not to
go fishing today. Plan is to build tackle and
try to have a better cushion. Then, fish the
Memorial Day Weekend a couple of times.
Know Manistee, MI results from last weekend were
lackluster at best. Boats that did reach
double figures did so by targeting Lake Trout.
3, or 4 Salmon was a good box.
5/22/17 After an E wind
Kings showed up at Wilson, NY on Lk. Ontario.
If I wasn't so busy in the shop with tackle ...I'd
be on my way there for a few days.
It's going to be a wait and see on fishing reports
from this past weekend. Wind has shifted to
the SW and predicted to blow at 30 mph today.
This push of warmer water should help stack some
Kings at central Lk. MI ports (Ludington, Manistee,
Tomorrow morning looks fishable, if there's a rare
chance to get away from the shop for a few hours.
The coming Memorial Day Weekend is shaping up nicely
with temps in the mid-70s. Might have to wait
5/21/17 In 2015 spring
King fishing and summer Kings were almost non
existent in MI's slice of Lk. MI. 2016 MI seen
a small uptick with the better fishing in WI.
2017 is on track to be one heck of an improvement
with a lot more Kings off MI's coast.
King Salmon/Chinook are vital to sustain our Great
Lakes sport fishery. Millions of dollars are
spent every year on boats and tackle to pursue this
hard fighting fish. Adding to the overall
economy of all Great Lake states.
5/20/17 Have a great
weekend. My time is being devoted to build
more inventory. So, when I do get a decent
day, going fishing will happen.
5/19/17 T.G.I.F. is the
way I feel about this week's workload. There
have been some Kings caught out of Manistee in water
from 100' to 250' deep. But it's not the big
deal, like it was, when the fish were closer to the
harbor. Once the bait that's in southern Lk.
MI move N things will drastically improve for my
home port. Find bait and you'll find Kings.
Bright note on the horizon is the large amount of
small shaker Kings that have been caught in more
southerly Lk. MI ports. These are our future
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