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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
8/1/15 Big deal month for
all Great Lakes Salmon fishermen has arrived. My
plan for today and tomorrow is to make inventory.
So, I don't feel guilty when I take a morning off this
coming week. After a steady diet of S and W winds,
tilting the biomass of water warm toward the MI shore,
NW is predicted for Monday. This should put some
Kings in Manistee, MI's harbor and within easy reach of
the small boat fishermen.
7/31/15 Good luck to
everyone fishing this weekend. 1-3' seas are
Been miserable all this week. This past Monday had
to put my big guy Lab down. It's just pitiful to
say goodbye to your K9 friend that takes a piece of your
heart with them when they pass. For a 100,000
years dogs have been part of human history. They
help provide food, security, and companionship like no
other animal on this planet.
I've had a Lab in my household since 1986 and couldn't
tolerate being without a doggie buddy. So, added a
lovely new family member yesterday. A 7 week old
beautiful chocolate Lab female we pickup next week.
Haven't decided a name yet. Cocoa and Molly Brown
are topping the list.
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7/30/15 NOAA Wind and
sea forecast for Manistee, MI:
West winds to 30 knots this
morning...diminishing to 10 to 20 kt this afternoon.
Waves 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft subsiding to 2 to 4
W and SW
stack up warm water on Lk. MI's eastern shore.
This will drive the thermocline deeper. If you're
fishing central Lk. MI ports on the MI side this
Be prepared to fish deep and use attractors to increase
your chances at success.
Wise words for today: You don't grow old
fishing. Your grow old when you stop fishing!
7/29/15 Fishing in Manistee,
MI? ...I'm probably not the one to ask. This is
our extra busy time of the season and even a few hours
to go fishing is hard to come.
Here's what I know, the trailer boat fleet is doing 1 to
4, may be 5 fish a trip. With 5 being considered a
big deal. Size of this year's crop of Kings? ...if
you have anything close to 20 pounds, you got a goodie.
Fished way S yesterday morning out of Manistee.
Had lines in the water for about 90 minutes
(7am-8:30am). Took one hit on an almost, all
experimental program with new 2016 test stuff. Lk.
MI taught me another important lesson of humility again.
Cuz what we had the water? ...the fish weren't buying.
I'm OK with this. I'm there to test, & when you
swing for the fences, you're bound to strike out every
now & then. If I was there to catch? ...there'd
had been 5 meat rigs™ in the water. My job is to
make tackle that catches fish for you. Tackle
improvements happens thru trail & error.
7/28/15 My last 3 trips out,
80% of the hits have came within 5 to 15 feet of the
bottom. Mid strata in temp riggers have been a
dud. Close to the bottom is the only place I'm
getting bit. The trio Kings we've cleaned
are chuck full of 3 to 5 inch alewives. Even
though we've never marked a pod of suspended bait.
I can only surmise there's bait on the bottom and that's
where the fish are finding their chow.
With the surface of Lk. MI climbing in the 70 degree
range, get ready for a zoo plankton bloom that gunk's up
the fishing lines, especially braid.
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