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Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
5/20/19 Manistee, MI's
"Tight Lines for Troops" pulled off another highly
successful free tournament. Close to 50 boats
took part in taking our former service members for a
great day of fishing on Lk. MI in homage to our
Click for tournament results
Winning fish was a 19.5 lb. King caught aboard the
"Indian Giver." Lake Trout were the
predominate species, but there was some Kings taken.
With our late spring? ...Manistee could be setting
up for an outstanding King fishery this Memorial Day
Weekend. If we get SW wind and warmer temps?
5/19/19 Have a great Sunday.
Weather for Manistee is a lot better than predicted.
stress, as a safety issue, DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY into
the 51 LED Black Lights we're selling at the
webstore. A few brief seconds is tolerable.
Please keep this in mind when you're using the best,
fastest way to charge/light-up "glow in the dark"
5/17/19 Main ingredient
(alewives) to a successful spring King Salmon season
has been a no show thus far at central Lk. MI ports.
Not fishing Lk. MI last fall due to boat issues
leaves me in the dark about what the bait situation
looks like. Later fall months of October and
November is an excellent indicator on the Alewife
The next couple of weeks in Manistee, MI we should
see some bait and Kings. Kings are the big
deal and most sought after fish we have. Hope
they show soon!
5/16/19 This weekend is
Manistee, MI's "Tight Lines for Troops" happening.
2019 marks the 10 year anniversary of honoring our
service men and women special event.
Manistee goes all out for our veterans with free
tournament charter fishing, awards, raffles, and a
dinner at no cost to all former service members.
To improve this do? ...moving it to later in the summer
when more stable weather patterns will be a huge
bonus to all participants. Middle of May
weather and fishing is iffy in Manistee.
Thunderstorms are predicted for Saturday.
Let's hope this holds off.
5/15/19 Here's Tom M's
fresh report from the extreme S end of Lk. MI down
"I know, you probably know, but
fishing is on fire down this way, mostly from the
ditch east in 50 to 55 FOW. We used three of
your Salmon Buster™ spoons today and they were on
fire. I am a true believer, the only
thing that out-fished them today was my green frog
meat rig on the downrigger. I never really
gave them (my spoons) a good try, but there are
going to be a few of them in my spread from now on.
Click for Tom's meat pole
We ended up with
four kings. The biggest one was 15 pounds.
We lost about six kings the bait and Coho are just
everywhere. Couldn't keep the poles in the
water. Never really got a full spread of nine
rods out today." ...Capt. Tom M. E Chicago, IN
Until conditions change with
warmer water and the bait and Salmon move N, my home
port of Manistee, MI is in a holding pattern
...waiting for the mother lode of Kings to show up.
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