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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
8/29/15 Happy Saturday!
S wind has sent the temp break down to 120' the last I
heard from Manistee, MI. Next week is shaping up
with a stable barometer and steady temps in the 80s into
the Labor day Weekend. Wind is supposed to calm
Have a great weekend, because you deserve it!
8/28/15 Fished out of
Manistee, MI for approximately 1 hour yesterday morning.
In fact, we pulled lines at 7:55am in building seas.
Straight out of port there was a lot of marks at 75' to
150' down over 175 feet of water when Todd B and I first
setup. S wind pushed us past this big pod of fish
well before we got all our lines in. Turning
around trolling back into the waves was out of the
question. Trolling downhill with the seas was bad
seas were all messed up with converging waves from 2
different directions. While my heavy 22' 1979 Sea
Ray cuts the water on plane nicely, it's a miserable
platform in mixed up waves. This due to it's hard
cut vee hull that echo rolls in the trough.
an hour riding in a nasty 2' to 3' slop, decided I
wasn't having one iota of fun. Knew there were far
better ways to spend my time onshore.
8/27/15 Hanging the "gone
fishing" sign on the door for this morning. Plan
is to fish a mini trip. Then, be in the shop well
before noon to get orders all shipped today. Been
almost 2 weeks since I was last out. It will be
interesting to see where the temp is.
Last night Lk. MI off Big Point Sable was flat calm and
we had a very bright, almost full moon. So, I'm
not overly confident about what this morning will do.
8/26/15 Only 5 days left in
August as the 2015 season rolls on. Best news is,
2015 is an improvement when compared to 2014 and 2013
for central Lk. MI ports.
Here's a guest update from Pete D:
"Thank you for posting a pic of my 14
year old son Daniel in July. He and I just returned
home from our annual two week fishing trip in Manistee
with friends who have been coming to this port for 30
plus years and have been mentors to me and now my son.
Your blue mamba glow flasher and meat rig were deadly
for us 100 feet down. I first learned about your tackle
and daily posts from them and am now a daily reader and
more successful fisherman. Thank you for all you do and
please keep on."
to view Pete's fish
Pete D. Extra Credit fishing team
8/25/15 The central Lk. MI
ports of Manistee, Ludington, & Frankfort, MI have the
deepest thermocline we've seen in probably the last 3
seasons and that's a good thing. Finally, Lk. MI
is recovering from record, or near record winter ice
cover for the last 2 years.
Warm water produces more plankton that's welcome news
for the bait fish population. Also, having warm
water increases the base metabolism and grows larger
Salmon and Trout of all species.
We had a lot of wind from the W & combinations of S the
past 4, or 5 days. Wind is going to come about to
the NW. This should help run some cold water in
and raise the existing temp (thermocline) that ranges
from 110' to 140' down. My guess is we'll have
temp in the 70-80' range when it calms down this coming
Weather outlook for this weekend looks very promising
too with highs in the 80s and winds that look to be
calming down. So, get out and enjoy summer while
you still can!
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