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2018 action for spring Coho in S Lk.
MI is beginning to heat up. Eyeing this early
fishery with great anticipation. Could make a
quick trip if wind looks favorable.
Batteries are going back into my boat today.
Need to complete wiring for the hardtop lights and
new USB outlets. This has taken on a new sense
of urgency with the ice gone from S. Lk. MI and Coho
waiting to be caught.
Boat upgrades are moving along nicely.
Yesterday, was able to install the new aft deck
lights on my 1979 Sea Ray's rocket launcher/rod
rack. Fishing late during adult King season is
one of the few options I have. Too busy in the
mornings shipping orders on the same day, or as fast
as they come in.
new LED's on rod rack
Never use rear deck/aft light while navigating to
and from your harbor. Especially, in the
channel where very bright lights can cause temporary
My new LED lights won't be fully appreciated until
late into this season. But it's another
project that's done now. Not when we're extra
busy making tackle this summer!
Another warm spell is on the way.
Lasting well into next week with temps in the high
40° range. This brings the early season
anglers another step closer to Lk. MI 2018.
Sometimes I know better and just get by with EZ
cheapo fixes. The bow light on my 1987 Sea Ray
uses an expensive double bayonet socket Perko light
I've put dialectic grease on both ends and sometimes
this problematic bow light still won't come on
unless you flip the nav light switch 2-3 times.
Talked myself into upgrading to a LED green & red
bow light that gives 50k hours of service. The
safety aspect is beyond question. You must
show yourself to other boats when it's dark, or
you're a navigation hazard.
Cost to replace running lights is cheap compared to
a ticket the U.S.C.G. can and will write. You
see C.G. in the Manistee, MI's harbor at dark
assisting others, or looking for poorly lit boats.
Once the C.G. spots an infraction, you'll get a free
boat inspection that brings in ALL safety gear into
question, including flares. So, if you ain't
up to snuff 100% in all departments ...this can get
real expensive in a hurry.
Common sense says treat the C.G. the respect they
deserve. Once I had a mouthy charter customer
becoming confrontational towards the C.G. This
put me between a rock and a hard place. Just
make sure your boat is legal in all aspects ...at
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