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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Fat Laker Trout
20" girth! Gold HRP spoon
Ludington, MI
Photo by Kirk C
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5/21/16 St. Joe, MI
Daniel & Jack' Salmon
Photo by Peter D.

Capt. Brad's King
Mtn Dew Salmon Buster 4.0
5/19/16 Manistee, MI
Photo by Brad B

Jeff G   E Chicago, IN
Laker hit a Green Frog
meat rig™ on the bottom
Photo by Tom M

5/19/16 Manistee, MI
3 to 4 lb. Steelhead


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

5/25/16  Fatty Laker with a 20" girth is today's story.  This chubby fish was caught off Ludington last week by website member Capn Kirk.  The lure was a 4.0 Gold HRP Salmon Buster™ spoon that's earned number 1 ranking on Kirk's boat.  In fact, he knows how to use my spoons better than myself!   Click for Kirk's tubby LT
             With Kirk's pic added today, that makes 5 photos in the left border.  All sent in by you, the viewers of this website.  Which I greatly appreciate!          

5/24/16  Hallelujah and praise the fish gods the S Lk. MI fleet is finally catching Kings and some Coho.  You know, fishing defies logic & timetables.   Because St. Joe is about a month behind the norm.  Best news? ...more Kings are being caught when compared to last year at this time of the season.  While not limits of Kings, but enough to keep it interesting!
              Here's what Peter D had to share from last Saturday's St. Joe fishing trip:

"I took my son Daniel and his friend Jack (a first timer) fishing Saturday out of St. Joe.  We managed to land seven of ten fish.  One lake trout, three coho, and three kings.  The boys nearly did it all out there but have to improve with the net a little ...Dad got nervous when the better of the kings went wild at the back of the boat and I had to help a little.  We had a great day!" Click for Daniel & Jack with part of their catch

 5/23/16  Dueling fish reports for today's topics:

"Wanted to let you know that your Salmon Buster Mtn Dew spoon took the first fish (13 lb King), in the first 10 min (at 12:31 pm) this past Thursday (5/19/16) out on the shelf. 
It was my first time out in my new-to-me boat on my brand new wire line dipsy rig...made my year on the first day...in the middle of the day! Snubbers are working great too." 
Thanks, Brad B. Wast'n Tyme Too, Manistee, MI
Click for Brad's King

"Went fishing Friday the 20th out of the E Chicago and it was laker city.  This is my friend and mechanic Jeff G.  He works for Cabelas and is a big user of your product.  Would love to see his picture on your webpage.  This is just one of the Bigger Lakers we caught on your green frog meat rig bouncing the bottom.  It was the only pole we had bouncing the bottom.  No Silvers for us. They (Lake trout) are still fun to catch, but we don't keep them."
Tom M.  Home port: E Chicago, IN  Click for Jeff's big Laker

5/22/16  What a great weekend to get out and enjoy the outdoors!

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