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5/25/18 Have a great
Memorial Day Weekend!
5/23/18 Been laid
low by a nasty cold for the past week and have no
current fishing info from Manistee, or Ludington,
MI. Need some water time and soon.
Forecast for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend looks
decent. Highs in the 70s with showers for
Friday evening and Saturday morning. After
that it's clear sailing.
5/22/18 Guest update
from Wayne J who helped out with last weekend's
Tight Lines for Troops event in Manistee, MI.
for some of the fish caught
"While volunteering for Tight Lines for Troops,
I had a chance to snap a couple of fish boxes.
They had a larger than usual catch which
consisted of approx 70% lake trout. I also saw
several kings pushing 20 pounds. Good time for
our veterans, Wayne J."
5/21/18 Salmon Buster™
spoon have now caught all the major cold water
species in MI. Coho, Pink, King and Atlantic
Salmon have been checked off the list. Along
with Browns, Lake Trout and Steelhead have all fell
victim to my creation. As little as I
fish nowadays this is quite an accomplishment to be
the fish we caught on 5/16/18. I was not a
Coho, but a small Atlantic Salmon. Website
contributor, fishing friend and DNR census taker
Julie S brought this to my attention. Here's what
Julie had to say:
John, Was just looking at that
fish you caught the other day. You mentioned it
was a coho. I looked at it and it’s an Atlantic
salmon. That fish came over from Lake Huron one
of the planted sites Alpena St Mary’s LSSU plant
OSCODA or Lexington.
These fish are moving around. Would you have
approx length and also did you see any kind of
fin clip. The ad is there so I’m thinking a fish
planted from LSSU which would be one of the
pectoral fins or ventral fins. Want to send this
info in to our biologist. JULIE S
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> My Reply <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Hi Julie, Looked at that fish
long and hard, counted anal rays too.
Just did not see the x and y dots I seen on
Atlantics caught in the past.
Spots on gill plates were there, but none too
What raised my suspicion as how to classify fish
was the scales were tight,
not like spring coho, with scales falling out.
Click fish in question
Ad fin is there, far side pec fin? ....don't
remember taking notice of that.
I'd say it was 21-22 inches long. We did release
this fish. Thanks for noticing, John
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