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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
3/27/17 March-April southern
Lk. MI is the opening curtain for the 2017 season.
It's mostly jack Coho in the 2 to 3 pound range in
March. By later April these fish will gain a
weight depending on the amount of bait available to
around 4 lbs.
While I've heard the Coho bite is fantastic, yet to hear
about how much bait S. Lk. MI fishermen are marking.
This is the important part. Click
XGB Smurf Coho SB 4.0
3/26/17 According to my
early season contacts in southern LK. MI, the Coho bite
is the best it's been in several years. Time will
tell if this holds up.
3/21/17 Coho catch
3/25/17 Have a great
3/24/17 Before leaving to
fish southern waters, last fall, put antifreeze thru the
main and trolling motors. 50/50 mix of antifreeze
should kill any organisms. Know it's a poison,
because it can kill pets. There's no way I could
forgive myself for transporting mussels, or any invasive
specie to previously uncontaminated water.
Do know there's several places outside the Great Lakes
watershed that host zebra mussels. Zebras are in
northern Alabama's Wheeler Reservoir on the Tennessee
3/23/17 Results from the
2016 Salmon Ambassador program came out today.
Several interesting facts backed up by data that is beyond
Ratio of naturally reproduced vs. planted is only semi
correct. Skewed by the reduced King Salmon plants.
Click for this port by port info
3/22/17 Committed long
distant plans are fraught with issues. Knowing
what I know now, would have delayed my Striper trip to
Alabama. We got hit with a severe cold front with
nighttime temps down to 20 degrees and days in the low
40s to high 30s.
Southern impoundment fish get tough when there's a loss
of water temp. This meant big live bait to pry a
bite from fish more interested in spawning than eating.
Stripers are fascinating to me. These fish are
beautiful & share the same radiant blue-purplish hues
that our King Salmon have. Cameras struggle to
capture a true likeness.
look at my first venture into the realm of southern
Striped Bass as a winner from the amount of knowledge
lb. sucker used as Striper bait
3/21/17 Beginning this
Friday afternoon east wind will prevail for a good 5
days off the Port of Manistee, MI. This is in my
window for my first Lk. MI trip trip of 2017.
E wind should push any weeds/debris away from the our
shoreline. Been fighting junk in the water
for the past 2 seasons that makes shoreline trolling off
Manistee an exercise in futility. I will not fight
this junk in the water (looks like root systems) fouling
lures. Never seen these weeds/roots until about to
2 years ago.
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