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Friday August 29, 2014

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Manistee Mojo is available at Tangled Tackle in Manistee


8/28/13 King 10am  John J
34.8" Manistee, MI 18.5 lbs


36" Planted King Salmon
(clipped adipose fin)
8/26/14 Manistee, MI


8/24/14 St. Joe, MI
10 fish 2 person limit!
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8/24/14 Frankfort, MI
Robert W's 26 lb. Brown Trout
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 Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?

8/29/14  Yesterday morning's trip out of Manistee, MI was both bad and good.  The bad was from 7am thru 9:15am.  That part was as exciting ...as watching Herring thaw. 
               Then, it was good in the next hour and 15 minutes (thru 10:30am) John J and I boated 4 fish (2 Kings, 2 Coho) in a mid morning butt saving flurry.
               Area fished was slightly N of the harbor in 125' to 225' of water off Orchard Beach State Park.  E wind pulled temp up in the 50' down zone.  Our bites came at 66' to 90' down.  John J combo at the 90' depth took well fed, thick bodied male over 18 lbs.  That fish was just short of 35 inches.  Coho were 5-7 lbs.  Click chunky male King
               Fished 3 mornings in a row and have some very interesting observations to share with you tomorrow.  Sonar shyness will be part of the subject matter.  Scheduled for Sunday's chat? ...a cute bonafided reel-tale about "old 1 eye."

8/28/14  Wished I'd have worn a bag over my head to sneak away un-noticed from the boat launch when we put the boat on the trailer around 10:30am.  1 small Lake Trout was the only thing kept the plague of dreaded black striped kitty away. 
              It was a tough struggle yesterday morning for us to get a hit.  Missed a diver tug on a Mojo BTI and the tiny Laker was the end sum of the short morning.
              14s to the 11s was dead water in the 125' to 200' depths for us.  Temp started at 85' down, then came up to 75' as E and NNW wind began pushing cooler water in.

8/27/14  Escaped from the shop yesterday morning and fished Lk. MI out of the Port of Manistee, MI.  Rolled the dice and it came up 6, so we headed back to the last place I wanted to fish, down by Big Point Sable in the 6 numbers.
               Swing and a miss at 95' down (that was the temp break) on the Manistee Mojo over 160' of water.  Had John J aboard, and it's a given we'd fish with combo named after him.  Chute rigger down 140' over 150-200' of water took a decent Laker and planted, fin clipped King.  This was the total sum of our efforts during a short morning trip, 7:45am thru 10:30am, for about a bite an hour.  Click for our 36" planted King
               Issue with the normally great area we were in?  There was no comfort zone for the fish and bait.  Water broke from 62 degrees to 49 degrees in a short 5' layer.

8/26/14  Hope to get some water time soon weather permitting.  Reports I have from Manistee, MI are very confusing.  One day is good, next day, ...not so hot?
              Mike M sent in today's featured pic.  He fished out of St. Joe, MI a couple of days ago and did well on an evening trip, boxing a 2 person limit.  He was using attractors, flies and meat.  Mike is a long time website member.  Click St. Joe catch

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