16 Seasons of Archived Daily Great Lakes News
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bait and fish migration is clearly evident.
Lk. MI is red hot in the SW corner with Kings and
Coho from E Chicago, IN to Kenosha, WI.
There's plenty of bait there too. This area
has benefitted from the cold spring.
"Fished Manistee evening. Pulled a whitefish on the XG Bluetail SB 4.0. And a Laker on meat on a 300 copper. Had a hard rip on a blue bubble fly. Very slow night. Fished north and on way back south in the 14s started marking bait. And seen it rising on the surface. Only one big splash we saw on top it was like glass. Maybe 10 boats out tonight" Chris G.
7/14/19 Work the dreaded
4 letter word that keeps me form fishing.
Extra busy in the shop with tackle orders that have
us working weekends to keep up. In the tackle
business (from my experience) there's too much, or
not enough. Seems to be no middle ground.
7/13/19 Gearing up for
adult Kings that often exceed 20 pounds is not an
afterthought. It's part of the overall plan to
have your tackle prepared for these bruisers.
The line on your reels is direct drive to King
Salmon that can flat-out bust you up. Now is
not the time for old monofilament line that hasn't
been changed in a couple of seasons.
7/12/19 Webstore is back
up and running. Brief shutdown did help a
little Was able to build a supply of Mamba
flashers that take a longtime to paint.
7/11/19 We're about 2-3
weeks away from primetime Kings. The Ludington
Offshore Classic that offers 6 days of events begins
on July 19 and ends on July 24. There's always
plenty of Kings caught during this time frame of
7/10/19 Today's pic is a
test version Salmon Buster™ spoon that caught a
juvenile King yesterday morning of of Manistee.
The SB 4.0 is in the mixed veggie pattern was a
special request by Wayne J. The veggie is a
fluorescent red, green & yellow painted on a clear
spoon with an interesting 3D holographic effect
that's in the works for 2020, or sooner.
7/9/19 Not privy to any
weekend reports from Manistee, MI. This could
be? ...because fishermen at less likely to
post/share a slow report. Falsely, holding
themselves responsible to a slow day on the water.
Since there's reduced number of Kings available?
...it's not what you know. It's the luck of
draw on what area/depths you chose to troll.
Kings are not hard to catch, but darned difficult to
in this day and age.
7/8/19 Brad M. was kind enough to send in today's featured photo of a Lk. Huron Atlantic Salmon caught recently. His fish hit a 4.0 Salmon Buster spoon in the HRP Laser Glow pattern. No fish reports to share with you on how the central Lk. MI fleet did over the weekend yet. Hoping some come in soon. Click for Brad's Atlantic Salmon
7/7/19 Have a great Sunday. Mich-Angler webstore is closed until Friday, July 12, 2019. We will not be shipping any orders this week.
7/6/19 Whole bait is
going to be hard to come by this year from what I've
heard for MI fishermen. Looking for an
alternative source that meets the MDNR requirements.
7/5/19 Some Kings and a
few Steelhead were caught out of the Port of
Manistee, MI this morning. I'd say less than a
handful numbers-wise per boat. Word is there's
lots of bait around the harbor, but not much out
7/4/19 Happy a safe and great 4th of July. It's full summer in Manistee, MI now. Reached 90° yesterday afternoon. This warmth will help central Lk. MI by jump starting the food chain and attract more sorely needed bait to my home port.
7/3/19 Today's featured
photo shows how good fishing can be when there's
bait around. This mix of King, Coho and
Steelhead is from the extreme S end of Lk. MI that's
loaded with bait. These fish were taken in
about 2 hours on Tom M's boat out in 70' of water.
7/2/19 Manistee, MI
boats that get in on the first light early bite are
catching suspended fish in 150' to 300' of water.
It's a mix of Lake Trout and Kings.
7/1/19 Was out of my
home port of Manistee, MI yesterday morning.
Lines in the water from about 8am till 11:45am.
Went out deep to 650' of water looking for surface
fish on the temp breaks. 29-30 west line had a
7° drop (56° to 49° differential). Missed a
hard rip setting up and that's all she wrote out in
the deep water.
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