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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
5/4/16 There are too many
black bears in Manistee, MI. Black bears kill
people, or if you're lucky? ...just munch on you for a
while. Frank Devereaux was MI's last known
fatality. He was killed in Cheboygan, MI in 1883.
Click bear fatalities 2010-1830
dealing with a giant black bear with a pawprint a bunch
bigger than my hand. This critter got in my
garbage once. Moved the garbage cans inside.
Much to the dismay of this big bruin that came back the
following night for seconds.
on bears in my neighborhood? ...young healthy bears that
can forage on their own are not out to attack you.
It's when they get old an can no longer feed
successfully the odds of homo sapiens becoming a happy
meal increase drastically.
seen a huge increase in bears over the past 10 years.
Everyone I know that lives here, has seen them in their
yard, bait pile, or bird feeders.
MI bears in
the wild have a long 20 to 30 year life span. So,
it's easy to see how a few bears can turn into "way too"
Click more MI bear info
5/3/16 Enhancing daily
updates with links to expand the subject matter makes
the topic far reaching and more interesting. The
wonder of the internet is a simple mouse click that
transports you into the world's knowledge base.
There's only so much 8 to 10 lines of my written text
can do. Hyperlinks are a big help explaining the
rest of the reel story!
for Lk. MI off the Port of Manistee, MI to build
temperature. It's like we're stuck in limbo with
the same temp of the main body (5 miles offshore) since
5/2/16 In the April issue of
Reel in Michigan's
Fisheries, there was some good info on Green Lake up by
Traverse City, MI.
Click for this issue
I know of
this lake in the second person. Heard of it from
my departed fishing friends, George Richey and
Freshwater Hall of Fame charter skipper, Bud Raskey.
Know they both fished this lake for Browns many years
Click Green Lk article
Trout are no longer being stocked in Green Lake, Lake
MDNR fishery chief for my area wrote an excellent report
with historical facts I found fascinating.
Click 2013 Green Lk report
with cold water species of Trout and Salmon is where I
hope to focus my efforts soon. Best part? ...wind
is not usually a factor on inland lakes.
5/1/16 Here's a
customer testimonial from the Pacific Ocean and State of Washington on our
west coast. Especially, enjoy feedback from parts
unknown to me that I've never fished. Here's what
Tom G. had to say about my tackle:
"John I have to tell you I have made
believers with your tackle. Rods on my whaler using
your tackle consistently out fish other methods. Matter
of fact my rod caught the biggest (plural) chinook all
season. I fish out of the Port of Ilwaco into the
Columbia and over the bar into the ocean."
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