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Sunday, January 22, 2017

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1/19/17 Escanaba, MI
Fatso Alewife
Photo by Top 40 Charters

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

1/22/17  1st month of official winter is done.  With January on the way out, this extended warm spell has allowed me to catch up on painted spoons.  These were in short supply.
               My job is all about time management and planning.  Having time freed up allows for out of town fishing events that I'm looking forward to. 
              Going to new areas presents reel-knowledge to be filed away for future reference.  Getting out of your comfort zone always leads to better things!

1/21/17  Best part of 50 degrees for Manistee, MI today!  This is exactly what we need to stave off a complete freeze over in Lk. MI.  Open water provides more sunlight penetration that keeps the whole food chain going.
               My season begins in about 7 weeks when I head to the S end of Lk. MI for the early season Coho fishery down by Chicago.  Lots to do so I can take a few days off!

1/20/17  Happy Friday!  Above freezing temps for the most part continue in Manistee, MI. 
               Today's featured pic is good news from the N end of Lk. MI at Escanaba.  Seems there's a lot of Alewives around according to ice fishermen.  The girth shows a fat healthy Alewife ready to provide a meal for Salmon & Trout. Click for this photo

1/19/17  It goes without saying anything to do with ice fishing is going to be very questionable with this extended warm up.  Be very-very careful!
               Should have the new die cuts of the reel-minnow image in-hand by Friday, according to the tracking number.  Will be shipping the in-demand BBS spoons next week.

1/18/17  The new 2017 Blue Back Shiner (BBS) reel-image Salmon Buster™ spoons are in the process of being restocked.  I will have a limited supply available for shipping by the first part of next week.  Click to purchase these new BBS spoons
               Time expenditure on my new article is a lot.  Putting thoughts down in print is only one part of this effort.  Working with the 13 photos in this new work requires captions to tie things together is another part of the time invested.  Formatting is the fun part any article, but it's time consuming.  Getting to chose the layout is what I like best!
              Here's where the internet pays dividends when compared to paper magazine print articles.  Having info at your finger tips with a click can't be beat!

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