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Friday  March 23, 2018

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3/23/18 Manistee Docks
1st Street Public Launch
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Furuno 1715 Radar
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2018 New Hardtop Cam

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3/17/18 E Chicago, IN
EZ 5 fish limits of Coho

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

3/24/18  And then there were 3.  The City of Manistee, MI ramps up for the 2018 season by raising the number of "docks in" to 3.  Manistee has the best public launch and most numerous docks I've ever launched at.  Click 3 docks in on 3/23/18

3/23/18  Great news for the coming week when we will finally see the daytime high temps reach into the 50s for my part of Manistee County, MI.  It's been better then a month (2/20/18) since 50° mark was last broken.  Still haven't seen Mr. Robin Redbreasts yet.
              Going to take this weekend off from this website and work on the boat.  Swapping the radar and other recently discovered boat fixes have my time spoken for.  Good to get this stuff done now, and not lose days later this season.
              Fishing reports from the extreme S end of Lk. MI down by Chicago are excellent for spring Coho.  Word from Manistee-Ludington is some Browns and Coho being caught on the beach in 10'-15' of water.  No word on central Lk. MI kings yet.

3/22/18  Selling my radar doesn't mean I've opted to fish the Great Lakes without it.  Swapping the 24 mile Furuno 1715 for a 18 mile Raymarine that plugs into my C127 multi-function display.  Long range radar will shoot over the horizon and see storm cells.  You'll find most of the time your radar is set on 1 mile or less during times restricted visibly. 
              Most brands on short range radar settings spins at 48 rpm, long range like 18 to 24 miles out, the spin rate slows to 24 rpms. Click Furuno Radar Craig's List ad
              48 rpms provides greater definition for close in targets.  When it's foggy radar is a godsend.  Showing how to avoid boats that are in your troll path.

3/21/18  Boat radar is electronic security.  If you've ever had radar? ...this is one piece of marine equipment you won't go without. Click Craig's list ad
              I'm selling my Furuno 1715 24 mile all in one radar unit display, dome, manual, dust cover and cables.  Seen this unit mark sea gulls on the water 200' away from my boat.
              I just don't have room for it on my small dashboard and don't use it as much as I should.  Reason? limits my visibility.  This radar was fine until I upgraded to a C127 Raymarine multi-functional display about 5 seasons ago.  The 12" C127takes up the room on the inside of the hardtop where the 1715 was once mounted.

3/20/18  Spring 2018 begins today at 12:30 pm.  Possibility of fishing Lk. MI this Thursday afternoon if the weather plays nice.  Been watching the S end of Lk. MI and that's a crap shoot too with brisk N winds and temps not much better than here in Manistee, MI.
              Really can't decide with predicted temps in the 30s and N wind predicted.  Next week looks much better with highs in mid 40s to splash the boat.

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