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8/29/14 Yesterday morning's trip out
of Manistee, MI was both bad and good. The bad was from
7am thru 9:15am. That part was as exciting ...as watching
Then, it was good in the next hour and 15 minutes (thru 10:30am) John J and I boated 4 fish (2 Kings, 2 Coho) in a mid
morning butt saving flurry.
Area fished was slightly N of the harbor in 125' to 225' of
water off Orchard Beach State Park. E wind pulled temp up
in the 50' down zone. Our bites came at 66' to 90' down.
John J combo at the 90' depth took well fed, thick bodied male
over 18 lbs. That fish was just short of 35 inches.
Coho were 5-7 lbs.
chunky male King
Fished 3 mornings in a row and have some
very interesting observations to share with you tomorrow.
Sonar shyness will be part of the subject matter.
Scheduled for Sunday's chat? ...a cute bonafided reel-tale about "old 1 eye."
8/28/14 Wished I'd have worn a bag
over my head to sneak away un-noticed from the boat launch when
we put the boat on the trailer around 10:30am. 1 small
Lake Trout was the only thing kept the plague of dreaded black
striped kitty away.
It was a tough struggle yesterday morning for us to get a hit.
Missed a diver tug on a Mojo BTI and the tiny Laker was the end
sum of the short morning.
14s to the 11s was dead water in the 125' to 200' depths for us.
Temp started at 85' down, then came up to 75' as E and NNW wind
began pushing cooler water in.
8/27/14 Escaped from the shop
yesterday morning and fished Lk. MI out of the Port of Manistee,
MI. Rolled the dice and it came up 6, so we headed back to
the last place I wanted to fish, down by Big Point Sable in the
Swing and a miss at 95' down (that was the temp break) on the
Manistee Mojo over 160' of water. Had John J aboard, and
it's a given we'd fish with combo named after him. Chute
rigger down 140' over 150-200' of water took a decent Laker and
planted, fin clipped King. This was the total sum of our
efforts during a short morning trip, 7:45am thru 10:30am, for
about a bite an hour.
Click for our
36" planted King
Issue with the normally great area we were in? There was
no comfort zone for the fish and bait. Water broke from 62
degrees to 49 degrees in a short 5' layer.
8/26/14 Hope to get some water time
soon weather permitting. Reports I have from Manistee, MI
are very confusing. One day is good, next day, ...not so hot?
Mike M sent in today's featured pic. He fished out of St.
Joe, MI a couple of days ago and did well on an evening trip, boxing a 2 person limit. He was using attractors, flies
and meat. Mike is a long time website member.
Click St. Joe
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