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Friday October 31, 2014

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

10/31/14  WSW wind pushing 20 mph kept me shore bound yesterday.  WSW would be seas coming from Milwaukee, WI I did not want to deal with.  Long range wind and wave forecast does not look good for the next 5 to 6 days.  We're at the time of the year when freezing temperatures must be considered.  Really, don't want to winterize my boat and will hold off as long as possible with a light in the bilge.

10/30/14  Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WSW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. A chance of showers. Waves around 1 ft.  This should work for a good  Lk. MI diver ring test session.  If we catch a fish? ...that would be a big-big bonus!

10/29/14  P15 cupped diver rings come in the colors of red, black, green and whitish opaque.  Considering this is the offseason? ...sales are going reel-good!  Purchased 100 truss screws with each ring taking 4 screws.  I'm out of screws and had to ordered more.
                Each ring is made out of ABS and takes a good hour to print out & assemble.  That's is why these rings are only being offered in the offseason, now thru 12/1/14.
                Tomorrow is diver test day, if the seas cooperate.  Click ring colors

10/28/14  Marked yesterday on my calendar, cuz it's probably the last 70 degree day Manistee, MI will see for the next 5 to 6 months.
                 This Thursday Lk. MI is supposed to calm enough to run diver tests.  This will happen on the flats, a gradually sloping bottom N of Manistee's harbor in the 16s.
                 Goal is to test a regular dipsy with a large mag ring vs. the same kind of dipsy equipped with my cupped 2015 ring.  Side by side pull test, or pressure against the diver rod can be accomplished by running both divers on the same side.  Then, take a photo of identical rods on how they bend under the diver strain from both kinds of rings.

10/27/14  Diving planers are an extremely important part of your Great Lakes trolling program.  Adjusting divers to depth in the top 40', running them with a ring on, is not the best way to go.  You're looking for distance away from the boat, not depth. 
                Probably, no ring would be a better top 40' choice.  Having a ring you can remove quickly, or add easily is what the 2015 Cupped Diver Rings are designed do!
                I fished with these rings since last July and know they work.  40-50% of my yearly catch is from a highly refined diver program that's been in the works going back to the early days in the late 1960s.  Divers worked then, and work nowadays too!
                That's the driving force behind my 2015 Cupped Rings, Super Snubbers™, and 10 oz. add on Diver Digger weights.  If your diver program sucks? can be fixed!!
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