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Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
6/18/19 Keeping yourself
safe and legal is today's focus. First, check
the dates on your flares. This is a U.S.C.G.
requirement. Next is a 5" by 8" plaque about
oil discharge. Pretty sure all boats over 22'
must have this plaque.
Getting pulled over by the Coast Guard is most
likely insider your port with burnt-out running
lights in the harbor. This can happen anytime
with old style bulbs when you're plowing thru rough water.
I went to LED to lessen this occurrence.
The Coast Guard is not on the muscle. They're just
doing their job. My run-ins with the CG have
all been amicable. Coasties are there for your
protection and deserve to be treated respect.
Make sure your air cleaner/spark arrestor is cleaned
ever so often.
6/17/19 In the year 2002
rebuilt my Wolverine Charter Choice rods with Aftco
roller guides for 30# test 7 strand wire. Made
a simple wood vee-jig to twist/roll the thread over
the guides. This served me well until this
Click for i2k wire diver article
Noticed I had 2 broke guides. OK, no big deal.
Let's do a cheap easy fix with what's on-hand.
Used 30# Cortland White Spot Braid dyed with a blue
After several coats of clear lacquer the rod is back
in service. Background on the rods used dates
to the 1980s when I bought the Wolverine 10' rods
that were the best on the market. 70 bucks in
1985 equates $166.25 in 2019. So, these were
no cheap rods!
Getting 34 years of service out of these old beat-up
rods makes this a wise purchase. Incidentally,
there's a 100 bucks in the Aftco roller guides on
each rod and they've caught several tons of fish and
Kings to past 32 pounds.
repair job photo
6/16/19 Happy Father's
6/15/19 Father's Day is
tomorrow. Go and enjoy it with dad. Many
of us no longer have that opportunity. So,
take advantage of this special day.
6/14/19 Guest update
today from Josh A. Onekama, MI about last weekend's
"Wanted to share with you some good fishing
adventures this past weekend made mostly by one of
your meat rigs. Believe the name is green
some good scum lines loaded with beach grass and
wood. But also, bait and hungry kings.
Few miles north of Onekama 24s to 27s, best depth
This meat rig
accounted for 3 20lb kings in about 2 hours Saturday
morning on same wire diver & accounted for 6 fish on
the day. Worked the same water rest of Sat.
evening & 3 hours Sunday morning. 11 fish
Saturday and 4 Sunday, all kings, most had small
2"-3" alewives in them. Thanks again for the
top notch tackle." ...Capt. Josh A.
6/13/19 Posted a photo
of the new double single hook setup that undergoing
testing. Hooks are VMC Permasteel open eyelet
used as an option for our spoons. Can only
report these new hooks are 1 for 1 and further
evaluation is needed.
Click 2 single hooks
Testing new ideas/ways to accomplish a goal, or to
solve a problem should be an ongoing process.
The best has not been invented yet, but we're
6/12/19 Ludington's Capn
Kirk continues to break new ground with our Salmon
Buster™ spoons when he caught a Whitefish 110' down
close the bottom. Catching whitefish with a
trolled lure of any kind is a rare experience.
Click Kirk's Whitefish
Was out of Manistee, MI for a few hours last
evening. Setup S of port of few miles in 400'
of water. Wayne J and I fished into 125' on a
5 mile straight line troll path. Hooked and
released a small 5-6 lb. King during our test
New double single hooks worked and wire Slide Divers
performed as intended.
So, this should be viewed as win even with only 1
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