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Wednesday  August 16, 2017

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28 lbs. St. Joe, MI
8/14/17 Master Angler King
Photo by Klev6

8/13/17 Arcadia, MI
Nice King Salmon!
Photo by Capt. Steve B

Pacific Ocean King Salmon
20 miles N of Columbia River
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Photo by Tom G.
Astoria, Oregon USA

8/9/17 Staci's King
Middle of the day!
Photo by Kelly S

Middle of the Day Kings
8/9/17 Onekama, MI

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

8/16/17  Saga of the 2017 big Kings marches on with Master Angler Kings being caught as far S as the Port of St. Joe.  This is the year of the big Kings. Click St. Joe 28# King
              Going to take this afternoon off and try out some ideas that have been in the thought stage for a very-very long time.  The plan is there.  Now, to put it in action.  Sure, failure could be a part of this.  But nothing ventured? ...nothing gained!

8/15/17  Today's featured photo is from our Pacific Ocean's NW coast.  This huge King was caught about 20 miles N of the famed Columbia River that borders the states of Oregon and Washington.  It came on Super Mag Black Ice Meat Head. Click Pacific Ocean King
               While I'm on the subject of big Kings, there was a 41 pounder caught off Muskegon, MI and more 30s taken off the Port of Ludington, MI.  I have no doubt there's been a few 30 some pounders out of Manistee, MI that I've yet to confirm.
               As not to paint too rosy of Manistee's King fishery, there were blank spots that held no, or not many fish this past Sunday after the N wind.  Seems N was better than S.

8/14/17  Port of Arcadia, MI looked like place to be yesterday morning.  Here's a hand-on report from resident charter skipper, Capt. Steve B:

"17 boats out here this morning john. All but 1 boat caught between 2 and 5 Kings.  One fish went 32 lb and another went 30.2 lb and most fish were in the 18 to 25lb range.
            So, the update is the big kings have arrived and are much bigger this year than the last several year averages. Both meat and spoons seemed to be working on these fish that were 100ft down in 150'." Click Arcadia, MI Kings

8/13/17  Have a great Sunday.  Go fishing and enjoy yourself!

8/12/17   Lk. MI showing it's very best behavior beginning tomorrow:

Saturday NNW wind 15 to 20 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 4 to 6 ft.
Saturday Night Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sunday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft.
Monday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Waves around 1 ft.
Tuesday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft.
Wednesday S wind around 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Lk. MI is having another big temp swing where the thermocline is going to be down around 100' from SW winds to 30 knots last night.  Wind is supposed to calm down, making today tolerable for fleet to get another day in search of Mr. King Salmon.
              By tomorrow N wind to 20 knots will bring in colder water.  How much remains to be seen as we contend with a down temp yoyo that has nothing to do with moderation.
              All the reports I've heard from Big Point Sable to Frankfort, MI is saying pretty decent King fishing for the most part.  This is great news for all!

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