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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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4/28/16 Ludington, MI
Shoreline Mixed Catch

Boat Flares     Placards
It's the law

April King Salmon
Reports of a few coming in!

/19/16 Coho Salmon
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4/15/16 E Chicago, IN
Salmon Buster™ spoon catch
Mike P, Jim P & Joe W
Photo by Capt. John W.
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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
             Been 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.
             My take 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. 
            Manistee has 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" many.  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!
            Keep waiting 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 March.

5/2/16  In the April issue of the MDNR's 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 ago. Click Green Lk article
            While Brown Trout are no longer being stocked in Green Lake, Lake Trout are. 
            Mark Tonello, MDNR fishery chief for my area wrote an excellent report with historical facts I found fascinating. Click 2013 Green Lk report

            Inland lakes 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."  Click here for more info on this area

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