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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
5/22/15 Have a great, safe
Memorial Day Weekend, because you desire it!
Did a cost rundown on my recent trip to Wilson, NY for
fish Lk. Ontario.
With gas being under 3 bucks a gallon, it was now, or
Cost for gas to and from Manistee, a 900 mile round trip
(Ford F250 4wd towing 7000 pounds (boat & trailer
NY fishing licenses for 2 for 7 days was 28 + 28 was 56
Upgraded MI drivers license ID to drive thru Canada for
2 was a 100 bucks.
2 nights dockage, 66 dollars.
Boat gas used was under $40.
All figured in, this 3 day event was 532.00.
With food thrown in, let's round it out to 600.00. Cost
of knowledge gained ....Priceless!
5/21/15 Manistee, MI's
spring fishery for Kings is starting to happen.
Last weekend's "Tight Lines for Troops" event is to show
gratitude to our service men and women. The
largest King caught in this do was around 17 pounds.
The reel-story is the amount of juvenile King Salmon in
the sub 12 pound bracket. Considering Lk. MI's
mainbody water temp is still in the mid to high 30°
range? ...this is good sign!
Don't come to the conclusion Kings are jumping in the
boat at Manistee ...yet! Heard 3 to 6 fish per
boat last weekend, and some pulling skunks.
Everything right now in my home port depends on getting
Lk. MI to warm up. But, for as cold, as the water
was last weekend, even low numbers are encouraging.
What I found extra challenging on my recent trip to Lk.
Ontario? ...was their enormous population of bait fish.
This meant neutral to negative Salmon with stuffed
gullets after the morning low light flurry was done.
NY King stomach autopsy
Common sense says, it's a large harder to coax a bite
from a fish that has fed to the point, where it's belly
is jam packed full of alewives!
5/20/15 Today's featured pic
is Kings caught out off Wilson, NY on Lk. Ontario & the
lures used. Most difficult thing for me to adjust?
...was N orientation. Lake Huron and Lk. MI, N is pretty
easy to figure out your troll direction against the shoreline
that runs N to S. This area's shoreline view
reminded me a lot of Lk. Huron from Grindstone City to
Todd B and I averaged about a fish an hour per 6 lines in
the water. Some boats caught more & some boats
caught less. Know for a reel-fact, my fishing
strength is meat, & in hindsight that's always 20/20, we
should have ran more meat than we did. Especially,
after the early spoon bite died and withered on the
Click lures we used on Lk. O
I will prove you tomorrow what makes Lk. Ontario a
challenging fishery. Wilson, NY is 448 miles away from my home
port of Manistee, MI. I'd rate my NY trip as a
8.5, plus with the knowledge of this fishery gained ...a rock solid 10!
Last weekend out of Manistee, Kings began showing up.
There were lumps of bait in 30' to 40' of water not too
far from the harbor.
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