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1/17/19 Purchased a
starter drone with a 720p movie camera. The
possibilities are endless on what a view from a
drone can show us. Hovering over a surface
spoon? ...it's within the realm of possibilities we
could see the fish attack the lure. Biggest
benefit will be aerial panoramic views of how we
fish. New drone should be here today.
Tune it tomorrow to read about the big crash when
the drone goes rogue and takes for parts unknown
after losing the remote control signal. Amazon
said it was OK for those 14 and up. This is
good, and suits my beginner skills just fine.
Which are none!
1/16/19 Went back in my
archived Capt. John's Logs from 2016, 2017 and 2018
to gather data on when Kings can be caught at
central LK. MI ports (Ludington, Manistee &
Frankfort). It seems the last week of April
into the first 10 days of May was best.
2017 and 2018 inshore shallow water Kings (30'-50')
are gaining prominence by the end of April.
Meaning by then, ...the lake had warmed up enough to
bring bait in from the main body along with some
spring Kings. Heavy on the word some, not in
Have set this time frame aside to do some serious
fishing in 2019 with a new untested spread that
should multi-purpose rods and eliminate having to
pull cores and half cores. I will revisit
today's chat in May with the outcome from this year.
Fun part will be proving my gut feeling will change
the way I fish for the better.
1/15/19 Sharing with you
my favorite fish photo I took on May, 7, 2018.
This respectable King was caught around 4pm in full
sun conditions on 4.0 XG Bluetail Salmon Buster™
This productive pattern was designed by Chip
Cartwright from Silver Streak spoons. I
believe in giving credit, where credit is do.
Click for this photo
Having this pic as a close-up shows the grain in the
skin on this big guy's head. Note the eye
looking down, these eyes will move to watch you,
which is kind of eerie.
This fish was caught in about 35' of water at 2.5
mph troll speed on our 20# test mono Slide Diver rod
70' ....behind the s diver.
1/14/19 Today and
tomorrow will be above freezing and that's about as
warm as you can expect for Manistee, MI at this time
of the year.
Task at hand is to Mamba-ize (paint) a couple of 100
Salmon Buster™ spoons before the weather turns
bitter towards this weekend.
Thus far, this winter has not been particularly
harsh with several days above freezing.
Hopefully, it will stay mild and keep some spring
Kings at reach of the early (April-May) fleet at
central Lk. MI ports. Dealing with spring Kings at
or, over 20 pounds in close to the beach (waters
30'-40' deep) is enough to peak anyone's interest.
1/13/19 Been looking at
drones to capture the way we fish in the spring with
planer boards. Seeing the wide cut of our
trolling pattern would enhance any video.
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