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Only here, are the constantly evolving techniques to
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Today's Update and, ...or
9/17/14 Published a photo
from Kim A. showing what he caught yesterday. Yes, they're
still catch catching some Kings off the Port of Manistee, MI.
Don't like to offer conjecture, but we could be seeing, ...what
we didn't see in August? Factoring in the late spring &
the record cold from last winter.
Kim's 9/16/14 Manistee Kings
back story is hens, or female Kings
making up the majority of the catches according to pics I've posted
what I've seen on my boat.
a ballpark estimate: 2/3 being natural, non-fin clipped Kings
and a 1/3 being of the stocked variety. Many will say this
is good. I say it, shows DNR planted, or stocked Kings are
having poor survival rates. This will be discussed again
after the MDNR weir numbers come in, usually in later October.
9/16/14 Looks like a decent window
this coming Thursday to wet a line on Lk. MI. If I do get
a chance to sneak out of the tackle shop? ...my focus will be
300' & deeper.
Good of the fishery is something I'm very mindful of.
Posting free .stl tackle files on the web will benefit all.
Even though you don't have a 3D printer yet, this tackle will
live on forever. Extra monies generated by the message
board goes to a CAD designer who does excellent modeling work at
a reasonable price. Click
Out of pocket expense for the "free to the public" jaye Plug
designs was 150 for 3 plugs, being #3, round #4, and the special
#4s with inserts for Mylar/vinyl lure tape.
9/15/14 Today's photo is supplies
used to make 3D printed tackle. Please note the hair spray.
That's to get the glass build bed tacky so the print sticks.
Stuff in the small can is used to fuse the 3 parts of the
Click 3D build
These parts are a nose, tail section and centering pin to align
the nose to tail. Can of spray paint is a thick glaze to
help the infill support matrix of the print to become 100% water
tight. At 100' down the water pressure is 44 pounds per
square inch. Lures of this type? ...the action depends entirely on buoyancy.
Leaking is a no-no.
have 2 styles of plugs in 2 sizes that's story on it's own and
will be discussed later down the road when I update my
9/14/14 Updating my Thingiverse
account with number 3 & 4 jaye-Plugs is something I hope to get
done soon. Open sourcing these free to the world 3D models
is not for financial gain on my part. It's to show we do
not have to purchase China made tackle!
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