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Sunday, October 23, 2016

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10/23/16  Info from the Little Manistee River Weir shows the largest King at 22.5 lbs.  While this might sound small, I'll willing to bet this 22 and change King was in the 40 inch class.  King Salmon lose a lot weight as they mature into full blown spawners.
                In the later 1980s, took a King from the Big Manistee River that was 46 inches long and this fish struggled to make 22 pounds.  If this same 46" King was caught in Lk. MI
it would have been in the 34-35 pound bracket, maybe more. Click LMRW

10/22/16  Little Manistee harvest Weir King/Chinook Salmon count is 889 fish thus far for this season.  This is a 20% plus increase over 2015's dismal return on 672.  And this might not be the final tally for current 2016 operations at the Little River Weir.
                Alarming count is the low 68 fall Steelhead that have been passed upstream.  This could be attributed to the warm fall we've had and warm Lk. MI water temperatures.
                While 889 Kings is nothing to rejoice about, any improvement is good news.
                Today's whiteboard photo was provided by Kim. A and our thanks goes out for his willingness to share this very important info.  Click LMRW white board tally

10/21/16  I'm suffering from bad case of election burnout.  Plain tired of the many, many robo calls that plague us all.  Solicitation phone calls of any kind I'm against.  What gives these people the right to interrupt our lives with BS scams that want money?
                 If you're over 60 (like me) you can have a no questions asked absentee ballot mailed to you.  I chose this option and voted a split ticket last week.
                 I'm just not into this day and age of extreme polarized politics.  Always remember the motto: united stand, divided we fall! 
                This slogan dates back to 1768 patriotic ballad, The Liberty Song, by John Dickinson.  It has been used in the Civil War, WWII and most recently, the 9/11 crisis.

10/20/16  Met Lil' Sammy Salmon yesterday around 10am.  He was a young beautiful 8" toddler full of spunk that latched onto a 4.0 Gold HRP Salmon Buster™ spoon.  Lil' Sammy  was unhooked him very carefully, then returned Lk. MI.  I told him, "I'll see you again in 3, or 4 years when you're an over 20 lb. big bruiser called, Big Sam!" Click Lil" Sammy Salmon
                The factual part of yesterday's Manistee trip starts with a building W 2' to 3' chop with whitewater.  Making the best option to fish the harbor.  Water temp in the channel and Lk. MI was both 60 degrees.  Did not mark any bait and fish marks were very skimpy.  Did see one medium sized Steelhead caught off the N pier.
                 By noon the seas had built to a steady diet of 2 to 4 footers with a 1' surge at the boat launch.  Hopefully, Lk. MI with offer up a few calm days before October is over.
                 Manistee is a unique port where the channel to Lk. MI runs parallel on the backside of main street with 2 draw bridges and plenty to see. Click Manistee channel

10/19/16  Postponed for a fishing trip today out of Manistee, MI.

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