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Wednesday September 17, 2014

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8/16/14 Manistee. MI
Looks like 3 Kings ...females?
Photo by Kim A

#4 Plugs with inserts
3D home manufacturing!

Materials to Make Tackle

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6/26/14  Lk. Trout  32 lbs.
Looks like Manistee, MI?
Photo by Matt R

9/7/14 Kewaunee, WI
Nice male Steelhead that's been in the river at least once
Photo by SteveO

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

9/17/14  Published a photo from Kim A. showing what he caught yesterday.  Yes, they're still catch catching some Kings off the Port of Manistee, MI.  Don't like to offer conjecture, but we could be seeing, ...what we didn't see in August?  Factoring in the late spring & the record cold from last winter. Click Kim's 9/16/14 Manistee Kings
             The back story is hens, or female Kings making up the majority of the catches according to pics I've posted here & what I've seen on my boat. 
             This is a ballpark estimate: 2/3 being natural, non-fin clipped Kings and a 1/3 being of the stocked variety.  Many will say this is good.  I say it, shows DNR planted, or stocked Kings are having poor survival rates.  This will be discussed again after the MDNR weir numbers come in, usually in later October.

9/16/14  Looks like a decent window this coming Thursday to wet a line on Lk. MI.  If I do get a chance to sneak out of the tackle shop? focus will be 300' & deeper.
              Good of the fishery is something I'm very mindful of.  Posting free .stl tackle files on the web will benefit all.  Even though you don't have a 3D printer yet, this tackle will live on forever.  Extra monies generated by the message board goes to a CAD designer who does excellent modeling work at a reasonable price. Click completed plugs
               Out of pocket expense for the "free to the public" jaye Plug designs was 150 for 3 plugs, being #3, round #4, and the special #4s with inserts for Mylar/vinyl lure tape.

9/15/14  Today's photo is supplies used to make 3D printed tackle. Please note the hair spray. That's to get the glass build bed tacky so the print sticks.  Stuff in the small can is used to fuse the 3 parts of the jaye-plug together.  Click 3D build supplies
              These parts are a nose, tail section and centering pin to align the nose to tail.  Can of spray paint is a thick glaze to help the infill support matrix of the print to become 100% water tight.  At 100' down the water pressure is 44 pounds per square inch.  Lures of this type? ...the action depends entirely on buoyancy.  Leaking is a no-no. 
              I have 2 styles of plugs in 2 sizes that's story on it's own and will be discussed later down the road when I update my Thingiverse account. 

9/14/14  Updating my Thingiverse account with number 3 & 4 jaye-Plugs is something I hope to get done soon.  Open sourcing these free to the world 3D models is not for financial gain on my part.  It's to show we do not have to purchase China made tackle!

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