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Saturday, August 27, 2016

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GhostBuster Striper
Lewis Smith Lk. AL
Salmon Buster™ Spoon
Photo by Rick M.

GhostBuster 12" Flasher
On the job & GLOWING!
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200 lb. Box of Kings?
8/10/16 Manistee, MI
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TTR with a 28# Hogasaur!
8/10/16 Manistee, MI

SB Ghostbuster 4.65
Charged & glowing
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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?

8/27/16  Traditionally, when it comes to Lk. MI Salmon fishing the last week of August and the first week in September show the best numbers of the season. 
               Gone are the days of searching for elusive, scattered fish.  These fish are homing- in on rivers to spawn.  Putting the odds in your favor of intersecting them.
               With any luck, early this coming week should be able to escape from the tackle manufacturing business long enough to get some lines wet.  It's been 17 days and counting since I put a good box together and that's way-way too long!

8/26/16  Double/triple T.G.I.F. today!  Just concluded the busiest week of the 2016 season for my tackle shop.  Shipping orders has kept me out of the loop when it comes to meaningful fishing info from my home port of Manistee, MI.

8/25/16  Salmon Buster™ spoons catch a variety of fish.  Know these Lexan™ spoons are deadly on Lk. MI Kings and Steelhead.  That's an established reel-fact.
               Now, these spoons are making a name for themselves on Smith-Lewis Lake/impoundment not far from Birmingham, AL for freshwater Stripers! 
               The 2016 hot pattern has been the GhostBuster that was named long before the movie came out.  Seems Mr. Striper likes it ...as much as our Kings.
               It's wonderful to see what universal fishing communities do and catch.  From Salmon in Alaska, to Lk. Erie Walleyes, to Lk. Ontario Kings & all points in-between, my patent pending spoons are catching fish! Click Alabama Ghostbuster Striper

8/24/16  All the Lk. MI DNRs are proving they're playing politics in the fullest measure.  Meaning you come out with way more than you want and settle more towards the middle.
              They have walked back the proposed MI's Lk. MI King Salmon cuts from 64% to 46%.  OK, all well fine, and good.  Click for MDNR webpage on the subject
              What I do not understand? ...is why WI gets the largest piece of the pie, while MI has a lot more shoreline of Lk MI.  This is wrong.  Everyone should be treated the same.  Showing preferential treatment to any one state is pure unadulterated BS!

8/23/16  Have no current fish reports to work with.  This past weekend's high winds, rain and thunderstorms kept everyone I know dockside.
               Did a little more research about Ketchikan, AK.  It's the southern most area of Alaska to fish.  Several hundred miles S of Anchorage.  This port has a 3 weekend Salmon Derby with caveat qualifying Kings must be caught during specified weekend time & days.
               The winning King in their 2016 derby weighed 48 pounds & change.  30 pounders fairly commonplace.  This is what my dreams are made of.  Big Kings in their native ocean environment is a new horizon for me to conquer!  Click 48 lb. King Salmon

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