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Wednesday  March 21, 2018

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Furuno 1715 Radar
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2018 New Hardtop Cam

Remote broadcast mic setup

3/17/18 E Chicago, IN
5 fish limits of Coho

3/14/18 GoPro Photo
Dialing in field of view

3/12/18 Manistee Dock
1st Street Public Launch
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    Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?

3/21/18  Boat radar is electronic security.  If you've ever had radar? ...this is one piece of marine equipment you won't go without. Click Craig's list ad
              I'm selling my Furuno 1715 24 mile all in one radar unit display, dome, manual, dust cover and cables.  Seen this unit mark sea gulls on the water 200' away from my boat.
              I just don't have room for it on my small dashboard and don't use it as much as I should.  Reason? limits my visibility.  This radar was fine until I upgraded to a C127 Raymarine multi-functional display about 5 seasons ago.  The 12" C127takes up the room on the inside of the hardtop where the 1715 was once mounted.

3/20/18  Spring 2018 begins today at 12:30 pm.  Possibility of fishing Lk. MI this Thursday afternoon if the weather plays nice.  Been watching the S end of Lk. MI and that's a crap shoot too with brisk N winds and temps not much better than here in Manistee, MI.
              Really can't decide with predicted temps in the 30s and N wind predicted.  Next week looks much better with highs in mid 40s to splash the boat.

3/19/18  1st week in March when this week's daytime high temp is above freezing, but not by much.  This causes major issues at launch ramps for morning fishermen when the temp is in the teens.  First boat, or 2 is OK, ...then, the water in the ramp freeze and your vehicle must climb the icy incline after launching to park.
               Ever-so-slow warm up this week, as we wait for spring to break. Tomorrow Mr. Winter is facing retirement by Mr. Spring 2018.  Let's hope Mr. Winter takes the hint ASAP!

3/18/18  Have a great Sunday!

3/17/18  St. Patrick's Day hopefully will transition to a lucky season for all of us.  Luck is defined as where opportunity meets preparation.  So, I'm prepared and waiting to get lucky!
               We all have different things that turn our crank.  Mine lately has been focused on raising the quality of my videos.  This season will have 2 hat cams, a net cam and a stationary hardtop cam to cover what the other ones miss.
              I enjoy the fact of being a movie producer in control of my own destiny.  Know what I want to see and how to set up better videos that's a work in progress for 2018.

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"Sunday Detroit News" 
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