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Thursday   July 20, 2017

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Lk. Superior Salmon
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7/17/17 Munising, MI

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6/11/17 Fairport, MI
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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?

7/20/17  Heavy work load this morning from the webstore has my time spoken for.  Will update you tomorrow on my mini vacation to MI's U.P.   While restocking continued in my tackle shop.  Meat heads were the holdup, providing a few days to get away.
              To me my fishing career is about personal accomplishments.  1st to other fisher men and women.  Then to myself.  Was able to catch a Lk. Trout and a Salmon from Lk. Superior to complete my quest to catch in ALL 5 Great Lakes.  Only took me 49 years since Oct. 1, 1968 when I caught my 1st Great Lakes Salmon to add this achievement.

7/19/17  As of 5pm today, my webstore located at:
                   Has reopened and is accepting orders presently.
                Have NOW caught Salmon and Trout from all 5 Great Lakes!
                              Click 7/17/17 Lk. Superior Salmon

7/18/17  Restocking continues with progress.  Tackle sales  will begin again before this week is over.

7/15/17  Have a great Saturday.  My webstore is closed for sales until 7/20/17, or this coming Thursday.  We were running out of certain items and need time to regroup.  This is a great time for a mini vacation that starts tomorrow.  Details on my looming adventure will be discussed tomorrow......

7/14/17  Almost the halfway point in July as intensity of the 2017 builds. In fact, set a new sales record for the number of Canadian orders accepted and shipped.
              King Kryptonite meat heads have been removed from my website temporarily.  Ran out of the WTP clear crushed ice tape this head uses.  Should have these meat heads back in-stock towards the end of next week, if not sooner.

7/13/17  Picking up on yesterday's chat, one thing, leads to another.  It is absolutely necessary for me to take a few days off and search for that "one thing" that turns into
beneficial info down the road.  This is called moving my product line forward from what I see with my own eyes and not gross exaggerations.
              If you've ordered meat heads? ...we're running about a day behind as we battle to keep up with demand.  Hope to have backlog cleared up soon.  Patience please.

7/12/17  An idea in the making has a starting point that everything grows from.  Then, it's like a tree growing branches.  If the initial concept had merit? 
              Point I'm trying to make? 2016 season was based on learning that came from my out of town trip to Manistique, MI in the UP last July.
              Here, it was more more by accident, than intention, learned how deadly the Ghostbuster pattern was.  Then, this spoon color was transposed to flashers & meat rigs that produced my best box of Kings (to 28 lbs.) on 8/10/16  in a very-very long time.  This 2016 evening trip grew into a written article with video. Click 8/10/16 Salmon Fishing
              For this reason alone, need to get out of my comfort zone and fish a new port/area before summer is over.  This can only be accomplished by taking a few days off.

7/11/17  In a couple, 3 weeks adult Kings will start making their appearance known at all Lk. MI ports.  End of July, 1st part of August is a safe bet to get into the fish we wait all season for.  You know ...the big bruisers that test your tackle to the limit.
              Now is the time to get your rig shipshape for the coming fish wars.  Most important other than sharp hooks? the condition of your leaders and mainlines.  Even the smallest nick can cost you both a lost fish and a hit in your billfold to buy/replace.
         Paying attention to details saves a lot of grief & disappointment in the long run.

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