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4/25/19 Today's featured
Photo is from Dan A who fished out Lk. MI of the
Port of St. Joe, MI a few days ago. On his
morning trip 4 Coho and a 22 pound King fell victim
to Capt. Dan aboard his Grady White, "Reel Women."
Big news is the double digit 22# King!
Just by looking at the girth of the fish in today's
photo you can see clearly round plump fish not
suffering from malnutrition due to lack of bait as
we're led to believe!
Nice to see there are some Kings being caught this
early in the season. Hope there's many more
Kings caught by all the viewers of this website.
Click Dan's catch
4/24/19 I keep looking
for any shred of information to plan my next trip.
Inshore water warmed up some and reports of a few
smelt runs is in our favor.
Only thing I have for Manistee, MI is there was
several boats in the harbor perch fishing and
catching some. That's good news for table
Been reading "Something Spectacular" by the father
of our Great Lakes Salmon, Howard A. Tanner.
Found out State of Michigan came up with a million
dollars for pellet food to feed and raise the young
Coho back in 1966.
That's over $7.5 mil in today's dollars to test the
viability of a Salmon fishery that may, or may not
work? In other words that's plus $7 mil for a
shot in the dark.
4/24/19 Lack of normal
inshore water temp is today's topic. About
this time in April 44-50 degree water is laying just
off the beach. According to a reliable source,
41° is all we can muster out of the Port of
Ludington, MI. Predominate N wind has running
cold water down the shore. That's about to
change with a W & E winds predicted for the rest of
today at noon surface temp in Manistee is 44°.
4/23/19 Daytime high
temps in the mid 70°s is not hard to take.
Hope we turned the corner for better weather.
About time after 6 months of cold weather...right?
Wind and wave forecasts have been way off the mark.
Error has been running about double of projected
wave heights. Wind direction has been spot on.
Only thing I'm hearing is Lake Trout out of Manistee
and Ludington. Nary a peep about spring Kings
yet. Brown Trout must be on the endangered
species list, because they're scarcer than hen's
teeth. Early season Browns have been close
Looking for a window to sneak away for a 1/2 day,
but must contend with a lot of rain this week.
Rain is OK. Rain lessens fire danger the dry
woods where I live.
Had a forest fire, (mostly ground cover) burning
adjacent to my property 5-6 years from a downed
power line. That was scary!
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