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Saturday  December 16, 2017

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12/2/17 Lk. Huron Laker
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16.95 lb. Coho Salmon

Manistee, MI 9/26/17


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Merry Christmas & a Happy 2018 Fishing Season!

2018 Reel-Deal

2018 Tackle reel-deals are ready to go.  This year's tackle bargains feature a 18% discount to celebrate our upcoming 2018 season.  All tackle offered is the best of the best, proven in 2017 with time stamped photos.  Often posted here in daily updates.  These 4 special reel-deals are a limited time offer.  All have free shipping included too!
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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?

12/16/17  This is the time of the year to correct past ills and upgrade business services for my home office.  New satellite internet connection will double my data usage to 20 gigs for about the same cost to what Dish charged me.
                Changing my credit card vender is a must.  Was getting steamrolled into a $199 charge for their claimed upgrades I had no control over.  Will share this criminal
institution's name that has been in the news for ripping off their customers once I close my account this coming Monday.  This mega bank has had to pay hefty fines and now I see why.  Besides, it's been a nightmare to get anything close to tech support from  this "too big to fail" outfit.

12/15/17  My satellite internet connection is going to be pretty sketchy until this coming Tuesday.  Changing from Dish to Hughes Net Gen 5.  Dish charges 60 bucks for 10 gigs.  10 gigs can be burned up amazing fast once I begin working on, or view video files.
                The internet has revolutionized the way business is conducted and is absolutely necessary in this day and and age.  Cannot imagine doing business without it!

12/14/17  Pushing snow this morning with my plow truck.  There's around a foot of lake effect snow that has to be moved.  First time in the 2017-2018 winter season had to plow.  8° last night will keep the snow fluffy and light.  Mr. Winter has arrived a few days early!

12/13/17  Lost electrical power yesterday morning around 9am for about 20 minutes.  New backup generator came on in 30 seconds.  Then, when the power was restored, the transfer switch shut itself off flawlessly.  So, the 1st time everything worked as it should.
                 Began editing last year's 8/10/16 part 2 video.  There's three 30 minute segments that must be condensed into a 15 minute movie.  That's a total of 10 gigs of data to sort thru.  There's no easy way and requires a lot of uninterrupted time to have a decent end product I can be proud of.  Hope to have this new movie on YouTube next week.

12/12/17  Hard winter has barreled into Manistee, MI, after a long run of above average temperatures this fall.  High temps in the teens today with lake effect snow that can produce several inches when the winds blow across the Lk. MI and Lk. Superior.
                Progress at this time of the year is measured in bits and pieces.  Delays from the holidays happens to all in the manufacturing business.  
                Losing business days for shipping is the biggest holdup.  Have several colorants on order scheduled to arrive before Christmas.  We are in a hurry to restock our meat heads for 2018.  The way it looks, all colors of our meat heads will be available in January.
                Putting some thought into how to sum up my 2017 season that will be shared in the future.  Seen the good, the bad and the ugly going back to March of this year.

12/11/17  Keep forgetting to stress an important point about the 2018 Skinny Minnie aka Alewife SUV combos.  Being: it's a middle of the day producer working long after the early EZ bite is over.  This can be proven by the time-stamped photos. Click for this proof

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