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Tuesday  October 16, 2018

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10/9/18 Pine Creek
Few more Kings this year?

Southern Lk. MI Walleye
9/25/18  8.5 pounds  
Photo by Tom  M.

Plump 14 lb. Coho
9/23/18 Kewaunee, WI
Photo by Steve  S

9/18/18 E Chicago, IN
Salmon & N Pike
Photos by Tom M.
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9/7/18 Ludington, MI
3 Kings & 2 Fat Coho
Photos by Kirk C.


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Labradoodle Pups:  CKC registered, DNA tested, 3 males & 6 females will be ready for their new homes in later October.  This exceptional litter is from our Chocolate Lab, Kat and Standard Poodle, Buster.  Both parents are smart, well-trained & a joy to live with.  All pups have the shiny rich dark-brown color just like their mom.  Click for more info

Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?

10/16/18  Filled out the forms and sent in my data gathered during the 2017 season for the Salmon Ambassador program.  My results were lackluster to say the least.  Averaging about .7 Kings per hour based on a 3 hour trip with lines in the water from April into Sept. 
                3 hours of fishing amounts to 5 hours being away from my tackle manufacturing operation.  That's about all I can spare and still make our same day shipping policy.
                Take into account the majority of the trips were the evening shift that never saw the same action the early riser sunrise fleet had.

10/15/18  Election 2018 my wife and I voted by absentee ballot.  I do not discuss, or tell my wife how to vote and we really don't discuss what went into our envelopes.  Being married for over 50 years, one thing you never do, is to tell any women what to do!!  This is easily understood if you put the shoe on other foot with her telling you how to vote.
                Did vote to legalize Marihuana, because you cannot legislate morality.  Our government has been fighting this battle since the 1960s.  Spending billions of dollars on prosecuting offenders.  Not to mention the 30 some grand a year it costs to keep pot dealers in the clink.  It's time to turn this into a revenue stream that will enrich our state's treasury.  Nope, I don't plan on buying any pot.  This kind of stuff loses it's appeal when you're a senior citizen with important things to do.

10/12/18  Fall's spectacular colors are close to their peak in Manistee, MI. 
                                       Have a great weekend!

10/11/18  This year's acorn crop around my place in Manistee County, MI is very heavy.  Both the white and red oaks have dropped enough to cover the ground in some places.
                Natural food for deer will come into play with the MDNR banning bait piles to battle CWD.  This sounds like a good idea unless you've watched deer feeding on pine trees in the winter like I have.  Deer all suckle off the same branches.  While banning baiting sounds good.  In reality, it might slow down the spread of CWD, but it's sure not the complete answer to this devastating problem.

10/10/18  80° days in October are few & far between.  This made my annual trip to Pine Creek to check out the Salmon spawning ritual extra appreciated. Click Pine Creek pic
                Take this with a grain of salt, because it's not very scientific.  Did see a few more Kings this year and size was up over past years going back to 2007. 
                Today's featured photo of Pine Creek is the exact spot I've taken yearly photos in a 12 year time study.  Did see a few fresh run Kings too. Click Pine Creek time study

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