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Monday, February 8, 2016

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New 2015!

Silver Orange Crush
New plated spoons for 2016
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Gold Orange Crush
New plated series for 2016

New CF0-Gold
2016 Salmon Buster™ spoon

2016 Hat Cam
Fun project is done!

New Hat Cam Mount
Getting ready for 2016!

BSO Proof 4/24/2015
Surface Steelhead

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"You've just discovered the most extensive information available to the Great Lakes Angler and Charter Fisherman I've been able to put together so far.  Please keep in mind, there's well over 150 different pages.  Full of my original content containing a complete encyclopedia fishing tips, past results, photos, You Tube videos, Facebook posts, tricks & how to's.  Only here, are the constantly evolving techniques to consistently catch more & larger fish are revealed in an easy to read & understand format" ...Capt. John King

Sweet 16 Deal

Sweet 16 Deal has 8 of the best surface producing spoons from 2015 and 8 new colors that were tested last season.  This deal can be purchased with just spoons with bonus hooks for 125.  There's an option for 16 spoons, bonus hooks, Duo-Lock snaps and 16 Bead Chain Keel Weights for 150.  This is 49 bucks off retail, if purchased separately. This is a complete surface program.  Click for cost breakdown

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

2/8/16  Sweet 16 Deal has been a huge hit and look to close out this offer soon.  Unlike others in the tackle business, I've outlined a roadmap for your success.  My new 2016 8 page article, 4Ts is a complete program featuring bead chain keel weights and plain Dou-Lock snaps for stealthy, trouble free presentation. Click 2016 4Ts article
             There's 4 ways to purchase the Sweet 16 Deal.  You can purchase 8 of my best in 2015 and 8 new 2016, or doubles of the 2016 tested colors.
Click Sweet 16 Deals
             Both of the afore mentioned deals have sub-options to include Duo-Lock snaps and bead chain keel weights.  I highly recommend purchasing the snaps and bead chain weights.  There's 49 dollars in bonus tackle when you buy the complete package.
             Thinking back to the more early days of our fishery, wished there was an offer like this.  I can only imagine the countless hours of trial and error saved.
             If you take to heart the info in the new "how to" articles with associated videos the only reason you're not catching? ...is there's just no fish in your area!

2/7/16  Super Bowl Sunday is when thoughts turn towards the upcoming fishing season in earnest.  By now, everyone one is looking towards spring that's only 6 weeks away. 
             2016 marks my 48th Great Lakes season and that's a helluva long time.  Do know my enthusiasm has not waned and only gets stronger with each passing year.
             What will 2016 bring?  Impossible to predict, but it will be interesting finding out!

2/6/16  Every job has tasks that must be done everyday.  Fun stuff is side projects that improve on previous items.  In my case, it's my new hat cam mount that means hand free video.  New mount sits higher and is better balanced then the old mount. 
            Plus, there's more camera protection.  Mount and camera is about 5 ounces.  This requires a tight fitting head band to keep the cam from slipping down.
            Have the over the counter headbands from Sony and GoPro.  Both are extremely uncomfortable and were designed by the Spanish Inquisition as a torture device.
                 2016 hat cam is ready and waiting for the 1st trip of 2016! 

2/5/16  Just about done with proof reading and clearing up the muddy text in my new 2016 4Ts article.  This was a massive task to put in words how to use spoons on the surface.
             During the course of a 7 month April thru October big water season, emphasis on surface tactics is about half.  Having information like this at your finger tips via the web is an amazing a reel-story. Click 4Ts surface fishing article
             Mystifying part? ...is why fish on top have a special attack mode for the bright fluorescent colors of red and orange.  These colors do not exist in their normal diet. 
Guess some things in fishing are not meant to be explained and this is one of them.

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