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Wednesday  March 4, 2015

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Salmon Busters™ Great Lakes Info Tips and Trix Capt. John's Log

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"You've just discovered the most extensive information available to the Great Lakes Angler and Charter Fisherman I've been able to put together so far.  Please keep in mind, there's well over 150 different pages.  Full of my original content containing a complete encyclopedia fishing tips, past results, photos, You Tube videos, Facebook posts, tricks & how to's.  Only here, are the constantly evolving techniques to consistently catch more & larger fish are revealed in an easy to read & understand format" ...Capt. John King

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

3/4/15  Parts and pieces are ordered for my exclusive Super Snubbers™.  2015 snubbers will come in red, green, black and my best color in 2014, blue.  There is no snubber on the market that provides you with the cushioning effect of these shock cord/bungee snubbers.  
            Fish were hard to come by last August off Manistee, MI when an all time low of record of only 2871 Kings were harvested at the Little Manistee River Weir.  
            With that in mind, doesn't it make sense to cut your lost diver bites as much as possible?  Should have all the colors of snubbers in-stock in about 2 weeks.  So, hold off on ordering snubs if you want them in green (currently out of stock), or new 2015 color, blue.
            Your wisest investment in 2015 tackle is my state of the art cupped black diver rings deal that comes with 2 snubbers for a lowball 19.95. Click to purchase

3/3/15  My focus today will be restocking Black's downrigger releases.  Need to order more Super Snubbers™ too.  Hope to have a new blue, red, green, and black snubs within the next 2 weeks.  Ordering tackle and supplies is my least favorite job.
             Looks like a drastic improvement in the weather will begin this coming Saturday.  Next week at this time we could see the thermometer pushing 40°, maybe more.
            That's 60 degrees warmer than just a few short weeks ago when it was minus 21 at my house.  40 is a start, but we're going need that ...and a lot more to melt to 2 plus feet of snow cover on the ground in Manistee, MI.

3/2/15  3 of the next 6 days are forecast to be above freezing at my place in Manistee County, MI.  Could it be ...spring is showing signs of life?
             The table is set as far as spoons selections go for 2015.  This is the last chapter in Project 2015 (Salmon Buster™ Spoons) that began about this time last year ...when I ordered my 3D printer.  Without countless prototypes this never would have happened!

3/1/15  Special announcement today!  Added several new Salmon Buster™ spoon color selections.  Old stand-bys, such as: Red-Gold, Black-Gold, and Midnight Rainbow (black-silver) have been added-upgraded with shimmering holographic lure tape.  I've scoured this planet for the ultimate best holo-metallic lure tape no other tackle manufacturer offers.
            These new patterns were my "go-to" spoons back when I chartered on the Lk. MI, Lk. Huron, and Lk. Erie (1983 thru 2003).  With spoons, it's all about colors for certain times of the season.  Early season more natural colors (non glow) seem to work better, with glow ruling the roost from late July on.
            To make ordering easier, the Salmon Busters™ have been split into 2 pages.  One for regular and one for glow.  Click standard spoons   Click for Glo Spoons

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Making Trolling Flies 1
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2010 Myth Busting 1
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Double Loop Knot
Thinking Inside the Box 
Spectra Super Lines  
Eaters, or Biters part I

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Guy Ellis-The Outdoor Guy "Manistee News Advocate" 
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Tom Huggler 
"Fish Michigan" 
March 1999

"The action on Lake Michigan continued at a frantic pace... the crew went on to land 7 Kings (Chinooks), 1 Coho and 9 Lake Trout on the half day Charter." (17 Fish 6 hr. trip)
Dave Richey 
"Sunday Detroit News" 
August 1984

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