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10/19/17 From 2007 to
2017 photographed Manistee, MI's same gravel bar in
Pine Creek that flows into the Big Manistee River
...about 12 miles downstream of Tippy Dam.
There's been no noticeable change to the banks of
this Trout Stream.
Watched a log, fresh in 2007 deteriorate. Now,
swollen with dry rot soon to vanish from this creek.
This log is on the left side of the 11 photos
It's always a special treat for me to visit Pine
Creek in the fall. Watching Salmon spawning is
totally engrossing when minutes can turn into hours,
as these fish move to and fro endlessly. 1
thing the pics cannot do is to tell you how noisy
these fish during the spawning process, as they work
the gravel with their tails.
Click 11 Pine Creek pics
featured photo is spawning Kings in Manistee County,
MI's Pine Creek. Pine Creek is a fast flowing
MDNR designated Trout Stream with regulated season.
This tributary of the Big Manistee River is a
pristine and beautiful sight to behold!
Been doing a 10 year photo study where I photograph
the same section, standing in the same place to view
October spawner King Salmon (Chinook).
What I noticed this year was the Kings appeared to
be a little larger overall and in about the same
numbers as past years.
Know today's photo is not all that clear. But
is does captured the amazing "s" turn/curve on how
flexible these fish become during their last cycle
of life. With the water moving, and the fish
in a constant swimming action this pic is the best I
could do from distance with no flash to speed up the
Click for this live action photo
Possibly could have got closer, but it's not for me
to disturb these fish with their offspring rod and
reel ready in 3, 4, or 5 years.
10/17/17 My annual
pilgrimage to Pine Creek, a tributary of the Big
Manistee River is scheduled for this morning.
This year is my 10th anniversary of archiving photos
of spawning Kings in this designated MDNR Trout
Stream since 2007.
It's fascinating to watch these fish as they usher
in new generation of King Salmon to be reel-ready in
about 3, or 4 years!
Click Pine Creek article
10/16/17 Most of the
time during the season there's time to work on new
color combinations for potential new tackle
selections. Not so this season. Tackle
orders took off like a rocket in mid July and stayed
that way thru Labor Day weekend.
Challenge for the offseason is just to rebuild
inventory that sold out this year. Hardest hit
was our meat heads that flew out the door like
hotcakes. 2017 marks the first time we sold
out of meat heads in most colors.
This week we'll start process of ordering more heads
to have in the machining stage by early November.
The nose and tail holes must be drilled by hand in a
10/14/17 Have a great
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