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Friday  October 19, 2018

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10/9/18 Pine Creek
Few more Kings this year?

Southern Lk. MI Walleye
9/25/18  8.5 pounds  
Photo by Tom  M.

Plump 14 lb. Coho
9/23/18 Kewaunee, WI
Photo by Steve  S

9/18/18 E Chicago, IN
Salmon & N Pike
Photos by Tom M.
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9/7/18 Ludington, MI
3 Kings & 2 Fat Coho
Photos by Kirk C.


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

10/19/18  Here's a direct quote from our MDNR about CWD being found in Michigan's UP:

"Deer tests positive for CWD in Dickinson County

A 4-year-old doe killed on a deer damage shooting permit in Dickinson County’s Waucedah Township has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first confirmation of the incurable deer disease within Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
               The finding was verified by Michigan State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in East Lansing and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa.
       The deer was shot on an agricultural farm about 4 miles from the MI-WI border."

10/18/18  Brrrrr, 25° last night in Manistee, MI where I live.  So far, October has been below normal for average temperatures.  May I add, wet and rainy too!
                Chances are looking pretty grim for another Lk. MI trip and dwindling daily.  This time of the year is always windy on the big pond and good days are few and far between. 

10/17/18  Next up will be reporting on how many Kings returned to the Little Manistee Harvest Weir.  This is hard data that goes back to the late 1960s.  From my estimation which is probably totally wrong, less than last year is my prediction. 
               With the caveat that size is way up from a few short years ago.  Guess, we'll have to wait and see what the numbers are when they come out by the end of this month.

10/16/18  Filled out the forms and sent in my data gathered during the 2017 season for the Salmon Ambassador program.  My results were lackluster to say the least.  Averaging about .7 Kings per hour based on a 3 hour trip with lines in the water from April into Sept. 
                3 hours of fishing amounts to 5 hours being away from my tackle manufacturing operation.  That's about all I can spare and still make our same day shipping policy.
                Take into account the majority of the trips were the evening shift that never saw the same action the early riser sunrise fleet had.

10/15/18  Election 2018 my wife and I voted by absentee ballot.  I do not discuss, or tell my wife how to vote and we really don't discuss what went into our envelopes.  Being married for over 50 years, one thing you never do, is to tell any women what to do!!  This is easily understood if you put the shoe on other foot with her telling you how to vote.
                Did vote to legalize Marihuana, because you cannot legislate morality.  Our government has been fighting this losing battle since the 1960s.  Spending billions of dollars on prosecuting offenders.  Not to mention the 30 some grand a year it costs to keep pot dealers in the clink.  It's time to turn this into a revenue stream that will enrich our state's treasury.  Nope, I don't plan on buying any pot.  This kind of stuff loses it's appeal when you're a senior citizen with important things to do.

10/12/18  Fall's spectacular colors are close to their peak in Manistee, MI. 
                                       Have a great weekend!

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