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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
7/7/15 The 3rd week of July,
adult Kings start showing up in the central Lk. MI
ports. My largest Kings of the season were always
caught in the last week of July and the 1st week of
August in my charter years of 1983 thru 2003. Last
week of August going into the 1st week of September
generally produced the best numbers.
was then, and this is now. Hard to believe we
still have surface temps in the main body of Lk. MI in
the 40 degree range. I can only offer conjecture,
which I dislike doing. But ever clearer waters
cuts down on the amount of heat from the sun has to be
part of the reason. And of course, cold winters 2
years in a row. Cooler water translates to below
base metabolism/growth rates for Lk. MI fish too.
giveaway will end on 7/15/15. This is a 2 week
extension. Thanks to all who've purchased tackle
to qualify for the extra 20 bucks in free-bees.
7/6/15 This past 4th of July
weekend was flat-out gorgeous in Manistee, MI.
High 70s to mid 80s shows that summer is here.
Spent most of my 3 day weekend doing chores.
Sorted out my lake trolls, or cowbells that goes back to
the 1970s. When I went into the charter business
in 1983 charter skippers had to be good at catching Lk.
MI's bread and butter fish, Lake Trout.
There's 3 kinds of shapes cowbell blades, being Indiana,
Colorado, and willow leaf. Indiana and Colorado
are more slow speed and work from 1.2 to 1.8 best.
Willow leaf blades are more speed tolerant that you can
run faster to slightly over 2mph.
Nowadays elitists wrongfully snub their nose at Lake
Trout. This is and was Lk. MI's original charter
fish that goes back to the 1930s.
7/2/15 Have a great and safe
4th of July Holiday Weekend. Going to take a few
days off and enjoy where I live. Summer in N
Michigan is to be appreciated and now's the time to do
it. Still lots to do on the water. Cupped
diver ring data needs to be collected and verified.
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