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Saturday  January 31, 2015

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1/30/15 Shipping Orders
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Salmon Buster™ Spoons
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"You've just discovered the most extensive information available to the Great Lakes Angler and Charter Fisherman I've been able to put together so far.  Please keep in mind, there's well over 150 different pages.  Full of my original content containing a complete encyclopedia fishing tips, past results, photos, You Tube videos, tricks & how to's.  Only here, are the constantly evolving techniques to consistently catch more & larger fish are revealed in an easy to read & understand format" ...Capt. John King

Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?

1/31/15  Shipped a pile of orders yesterday and will do the same today.  Hopefully, spoon sales will be available tomorrow on the: Salmon_Buster_Spoons_page
Most of the spoon photos have been redone and only new pics of the X-Glows remain.

1/30/15  The in demand X-Glow spoons are in-house as of 2pm yesterday and we're finally filling orders.  Painted selections of X-Glows in UFO, Bluetail, Yellowtail are flat-out gorgeous spoons made to last a lifetime.  Glow is molded in and will NEVER flake, or chip off.  Thanks to all for your patience and support.  Will be working the weekend to catch up.

1/29/15  Shipped some of the spoon orders yesterday.  First orders to go were for non X-Glow spoons.  This afternoon, we'll have the X-Glow spoons in-house and finishing them will immediately commence.  Hope to have the majority of the waiting spoon orders cleared up by the middle part of next week.  If enough progress in the next 2 days, spoon sales will resume on Super Bowl Sunday.  When a backlog for Salmon Buster™ spoons exceeds 20 orders, sales will be shut down again so we can provide the fast shipping we're known for.

1/28/15  Today's featured photo shows the work that goes into showing you what to expect when you purchase Salmon Buster™ spoons at my webstore.  It's a 3 in 1 show all example both sides of the spoon and glow in the dark properties of a Green DG spoon.
               In all cases, my spoons are highly detailed on both sides, can glow, and show UV effects when necessary, so you know what you're buying! Click 3 in 1 spoon pic
               By this weekend will be debuting an updated web store page with new photos of my spoon lineup for 2015.  Please bear with me on this, all existing orders are locked in at a special sale prices and cannot be changed.  There's only one way to get orders right, adding more last minute items will only make this job more difficult.          

1/27/15  The inmates are still running the asylum when Lk. MI King/Chinook Salmon policy by keeping a 5 per species daily limit.  When MI could have used 5 Kings per day, it wasn't allowed.  Based on the last 2 years, 5 Kings, per day, per angler seems like a pipe dream.
              For 2015 MDNR has backtracked a few bucks on their over priced non-resident fishing license fees.  To attract more anglers other states have cut non resident license fees, while the clueless MI DNR ignored the hand writing on the wall and hiked these fees by a substantial margin last year.

1/26/15  Yesterday, fine tuned final spoon assembly by keying in on spoon sizes (4.0 & 4.65) and 5 hook options.  We're filling orders minus X-Glow selections that will be in-house later this week.  Then, when the X-Glow spoons are ready, shipping orders will happen.
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Guy Ellis-The Outdoor Guy "Manistee News Advocate" 
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Tom Huggler 
"Fish Michigan" 
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"The action on Lake Michigan continued at a frantic pace... the crew went on to land 7 Kings (Chinooks), 1 Coho and 9 Lake Trout on the half day Charter." (17 Fish 6 hr. trip)
Dave Richey 
"Sunday Detroit News" 
August 1984

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