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8/18/18 Question for you
today: how many Kings over 20 lbs. do you have to
catch to consider you have a good trip? ....my
answer is 1 or 2.
Bass, panfish, trout, & walleye anglers go fishing
all the time without the remotest chance of catching
a 20 pounder, & do so happily. W Coast anglers
limit might be 1 a day.
By sheer volume, Great Lakes King Salmon have
diminished their value. So, it's my contention
we've spoiled ourselves with over-expectations of
200-300 pounds of boxes of Kings. Yes, I've
had boxes well over 300 lbs. in the charter
This I can tell you with careful observation from 20
years as a charter skipper (1983-2003).
Average charter customers are good for maybe landing
50 pounds of Kings. Whether is be five at 10
pounds, or two 25 pounders. Then, they're shot
and you'll lose a lot of fish from them not keeping
the line tight. Tomorrow's topic?
...rebuilding the fleet.
8/17/18 S of Manistee,
MI the 10s starting in 75' of water there is a DNR
"test" net running SW for 3/8 0f a mile. Same
thing at the 9.5 numbers.
My understanding of "test" nets? ...test nets are
deadly gill nets that kills everything that gets
stuck in them depending on mesh size. These
nets are scheduled to be pulled this morning at
9:30am. So, beware of this area in the
huge thank you goes out to Capt. Brad Peterson from
Angler Management Charters in Manistee for calling
in with this info.
Angler Management website
Kevin D aka Chummer had a good morning yesterday.
Nice 5 fish box on meat. Know he was using 350
coppers and pulls a lot of meat. Many thanks
to Kevin for the high quality photos he shares with
Click Chummer's 8/16/18 catch
8/16/18 Fished Manistee,
MI last evening from 7 till 9pm. Setup in the
13s and trolled S to the 10s. Hit 3 fish all
on the same rigger 75' down over 80' to 88' of water.
Temp break was 55' down. Salmon my wife, Merlene
& I caught came out of 48-50° water.
Troll speed was 2 mph. Flavor of the day was
the 12" Ghostbuster combo. All 3 bites came on
this rig. Seas were a nice 1' chop that made
for a pleasant evening.
This is the 3rd day in a row I've fished.
Haven't done that since leaving the charter business
in 2003 (15 years ago). Caught our 1st adult Coho in 2018.
Big fish, big fun! Go get 'em!
Click wife's too big to hold fish
Important 1pm supplemental update:
In the 9.5 numbers S of Manistee, MI there is a
new net going in according to Capt. Brad from Angler
Management Charters. No further info.
Could be a test net, or a long term trap net.
Will investigate for more info ASAP!
8/15/18 Fished a very
lumpy Lk. MI out of Arcadia, MI with Capt. Steve B.
aboard his battleship, a 35' Cabo. 3 to 4s
from the SW that grew into 5s when we pulled lines.
There was some fish in the Steeple Hole, but as we
got closer to the Herring Hole it was pretty grim.
Temp dropped by 10' from the stout SW wind.
News for all: even a 35' boat in sloppy seas is not
a pleasant way to fish.
So, buying bigger will
not flatten out the boat ride during trolling, or on
the way in.
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