Top Tier Trolling
for Great Lakes Surface Fishing
By Capt. John King began on 11/1/15
Proof reading is about 99.9% done. This is a work in progress!
||Never, since I started writing fishing
articles for this website in the early i2ks have I attempted such a
comprehensive, "leave no-stone unturned approach," as I have
this 6 part article. Add in 2 companion videos that proves
how serious I am about your success!!
Why? ...the answer is easy. I have a vested interest that began when I introduced to the world, my Salmon Buster™ spoons in 2015. Just saying, "buy me," without extensive customer support is not how I do business!
Now, it's entirely on my shoulders to make sure you're as successful, as humanly possible with my tackle. Correct usage is always in the eye of the beholder, but I can share with you every bit of my knowledge going back to 1983 for targeting surface Steelhead, Rainbows, or in Wisconsin speak ..."bows."
Forewords of Moving Forward
2015 was a sharp stick in the eye for most Lk. MI anglers with a slow down of our Chinook/King Salmon Fishery. Central Lk. MI ports on the MI side still had some Kings show up. While ports like St. Joe and Leland practically had none. Moving forward with the Lk. MI King Fishery is a total unknown at the creation of this article and videos. To be a fisherman, more than likely you're an optimist like me. Hoping the Kings soon return to their former glory ASAP!
Do know, the brightest spot for my home port of Manistee, MI in 2015
was the amount Steelhead. The info here
describes the nuts and bolts of how to target surface running
Steelhead. In addition, to to a lesser extent, April shoreline Brown Trout. Basics to the fine points
are not overlooked vital for
2015 was the first year since 1996 there were more Steelhead, than Kings
at my home port of Manistee, MI.
So, why not go after them?
Historical Reel Facts
Steelhead are the Great Lakes the freshwater
version of the majestic Tarpon when it comes to soaring out of the
Roots of this fishery dates to 1940s when departed Freshwater Hall of Fame fisherman and friend, Capt. Bud Raskey would row his boat with customers aboard on the S end of Manistee Lk. off the mouth of the Little Manistee River pulling old time spoons. The Little Manistee River is in Bud's backyard. A 1/2 mile away from his former home in Stronach, MI. Click for Bud's story
In the mid 1980s this fishery started grabbing
a lot of ink in the fishing magazines and major newspapers.
Scum line was the big deal tag on this fishery that produced 20-30
fish trips in late May, all of June, into early July were the rule
...not the exception.
Ready, Set, Go!