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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
4/22/17 Have a great
Heavy workload for me this week as the 2017 season
moves forward. Biggest accomplishment was
maintenance was completed on my 1979 22' Sea Ray.
Only thing remaining is to pull and grease the top
U-joint in the Mercruiser outdrive.
Cold, wet and rainy has held my enthusiasm for
fishing in check for the past few days. More
rain beginning next Tuesday with showers predicted
thru next weekend.
4/20/17 There seems to
be more Coho being caught this year by our website
members that fish southern Lk. MI. That's the
good news, but fish over 10 pounds have been hard to
come by thus far for members. So, I guess
we're all waiting for the Kings to show up.
I'm in limbo about where and when to fish next.
There's is a weather window this weekend.
Seeing there's no huge amount of inshore central Lk.
MI Brown Trout ...means I'm not to keen on fishing
Saturdays, or Sundays.
4/19/17 Lubricants are
the cheapest thing you can buy for your boat. Having
a rigorous maintenance schedule will coax years of
extra life out of your vessel.
Even inexperienced mechanics can change oil, lower
end lube and pick up a grease gun. Owner
manuals tell you how to do this and how often.
In the charter business having a broke boat means no
revenue and lost days you can never recover.
That's why staying on top of lubricants is so
important to me. With this mindset I was able
to get 8000 hours out of my 2nd charter boat's
motors from 1987-2003.
4/18/17 Day off sounds
good. So, that's exactly what I'm gonna do!
Plan was to go fishing out of Manistee, MI. 17
knot wind out of the SE at 5am morning blew that
off. Angle of SE can funnel right up the
coast, making it too lumpy for me.
Honestly, I'm spooked at Manistee's early season
fishing. After 2 years of less than mediocre
results due to weeds, I'm just not excited at
When trolled lure is fouled with debris on a
constant basis, you have to know when to throw in
the towel and hope for better times ahead.
Do not let me deter you from fishing Manistee with
my less than spectacular outlook.
Reports this year say the weeds don't seem to be
that much of a problem.
is? ...haven't seen it for myself yet!
4/17/17 Installed a
polarizing lens filter on my GoPro action cam.
Video I shot on 4/13/17 came out excellent with
clear views of Browns battling underwater. New
filter allowed better underwater view. Hope to piece this
Ludington movie together when time allows.
Maintenance day for my 1979 22' Sea Ray.
Already changed the oil in the 4 stroke kicker and
drained/replaced the outdrive lube. By the end
of today oil and filter for my 350 GM V8.
Lower end lube in the kicker will be changed by the
end of today too.
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