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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
4/27/17 Part II:
Inshore water on 4/25/17 was 48° in 5' to 10' of
water. Once you moved out a little deeper,
surface temp was 46°. Long 80'-90' lead
lengths off the riggers produced both fish at 2.5
mph. Water color was stained with NO weeds in
This has to be experienced, cuz no amount of words
can ever describe what a surging double digit King
peeling line transmitting their power up a rod and
reel feels like!
For me, it's a magical event of Lk. MI baddest fish
living up to it's reputation.
The sheer strength and majesty King Salmon have
...is what fish tales are made of.
Icing on the cake is what something totally
unexpected happens, like it did a few days ago when
we boated a King Salmon pushing 18 pounds.
This is my best/biggest April King since I left the
charter business in 2003. So, we're off to a
4/26/17 Part I: Escaped
from the shop yesterday morning to wet some lines and it
felt good! Just being on the boat, wandering
around in hopes of a fish, or 2 was energizing.
With zero confidence, trolled N up the shoreline
searching for Browns with 6 rods off the big boards.
OK, after the best part of a hour with not hits,
...on the beach Browns were a no show. Seen this
movie before and changed tactics. Set a rigger
down 7' over 12'-15' of water & looped towards the
the S. Still had 4 lines off the boards.
Soon after the 1st rigger was set, a 5 lb. Laker
fell victim to the lethal SB 4.0 in the Gold Crushed
Click for this LT & Salmon Buster™ spoon
This was a positive clue a another rigger needed to
be added into our 6 rod spread. Then, swapped
out 2 of the surface board lines for 2 Slide Divers.
Headed S to the 1st clay bank with no action.
Changed direction to the N and that's when our 2017
King season officially began with a bruiser pushing
18 lbs. ripping into the deadly SB 4.0 Gold Crushed
Click for our season opening King Salmon
Part II tomorrow with more reel-info &
4/25/17 Breaking News:
Big deal for Todd B and myself about 9:30am
this morning. Boated our 1st King of 2017.
This bruiser pulled the scale down to 17.8 pounds.
Flavor of the day was the killer Gold Orange Crush
4.0 Salmon Buster spoon.
Click for this bad boy!
For the rest of this reel-story, tune in
4/25/17 11 days have
went by since my last fishing trip and that's
way-way too long. Between the weather and
being busy in the shop ...has kept me dockside.
It's my own fault for not making time to steal a few
hours on Lk. MI for a needed mental adjustment.
Fishing puts everything in perspective for me that
been a steadying influence on my life since I got my
1st fishing rod & reel in the mid 1950s.
Back then, the USA made fishing reels here. My
1st reel was a
Pflueger Akron that came out in about 1925.
The Akron was manufactured in Akron, Ohio ...not
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