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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
10/23/16 Info from the
Little Manistee River Weir shows the largest King at
22.5 lbs. While this might sound small, I'll
willing to bet this 22 and change King was in the 40
inch class. King Salmon lose a lot weight as they
mature into full blown spawners.
In the later 1980s, took a King from the Big Manistee
River that was 46 inches long and this fish struggled to
make 22 pounds. If this same 46" King was caught
in Lk. MI
it would have been in the 34-35 pound bracket, maybe
10/22/16 Little Manistee
harvest Weir King/Chinook Salmon count is 889 fish thus
far for this season. This is a 20% plus increase
over 2015's dismal return on 672. And this might
not be the final tally for current 2016 operations at
the Little River Weir.
Alarming count is the low 68 fall Steelhead that have
been passed upstream. This could be attributed to
the warm fall we've had and warm Lk. MI water
While 889 Kings is nothing to rejoice about, any
improvement is good news.
Today's whiteboard photo was provided by Kim. A and our
thanks goes out for his willingness to share this very
white board tally
10/21/16 I'm suffering from
bad case of election burnout. Plain tired of the
many, many robo calls that plague us all.
Solicitation phone calls of any kind I'm against.
What gives these people the right to interrupt our lives
with BS scams that want money?
If you're over 60 (like me) you can have a no questions
asked absentee ballot mailed to you. I chose this
option and voted a split ticket last week.
I'm just not into this day and age of extreme polarized
politics. Always remember the motto: united stand,
divided we fall!
This slogan dates back to 1768 patriotic ballad, The
Liberty Song, by John Dickinson. It has been
used in the Civil War, WWII and most recently, the 9/11
10/20/16 Met Lil' Sammy
Salmon yesterday around 10am. He was a young
beautiful 8" toddler full of spunk that latched onto a
4.0 Gold HRP Salmon Buster™ spoon. Lil' Sammy
was unhooked him very carefully, then returned Lk. MI.
I told him, "I'll see you again in 3, or 4 years when
you're an over 20 lb. big bruiser called, Big Sam!"
The factual part of yesterday's Manistee trip starts
with a building W 2' to 3' chop with whitewater.
Making the best option to fish the harbor. Water
temp in the channel and Lk. MI was both 60 degrees.
Did not mark any bait and fish marks were very skimpy.
Did see one medium sized Steelhead caught off the N
By noon the seas had built to a steady diet of 2 to 4
footers with a 1' surge at the boat launch.
Hopefully, Lk. MI with offer up a few calm days before
October is over.
Manistee is a unique port where the channel to Lk. MI
runs parallel on the backside of main street with 2 draw
bridges and plenty to see.
10/19/16 Postponed for a
fishing trip today out of Manistee, MI.
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