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Wednesday  August 10, 2022

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8/9/22  Rip Teezer King
Manistee, MI   XG Green Frog

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Washington Island, WI
7/19/22 Wisconsin King
This 1 Strip caught 12 fish!
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LED Green Crinkle Fly
7/13/22 Leland, MI

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7/15/22 Froggie Rip Teezer
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Rip Teezer Time 20 lbs.
7/15/22 Manistee, MI

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21st century specialized low-light LED tackle is in the works.  Flashing LED lights have a Lithium battery good for 200 hours or more.  We've made trolling flies & spoons.  Flashers are next for our LED tackle line-up.  Shifted production to making LED spoons & flashers.  Our new LED spoons, flashers & trolling flies are available now. Click to purchase

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

8/10/22  Had a get out of jail card good for yesterday evening.  Fished way S of Manistee, MI from Guerney Creek to N of Big Point Sable.  Surface temp was 74°.  Temp break was down 50'-55'.  We had 4 nibbles, 3 stuck & 2 big guy Kings made it to the net.
              Fish marks were sparse between 140' to 250'.  Yes, there were some fish there, but very scattered.  2 hits 100' down on the 12" Froggy Combo and 2 diver bites on the 10" BTI Frog combo.  All were loaded with Rip Teezers.  Figure the diver was 60' down. 
             Weird, only 2 depths where we got hits and no sunset action.  Early evening was probably best.  Hours fished were 5:30pm thru 9pm.  So, Mark and I did not set the world on fire.  But any fish is better than no fish.  Especially, when they're around 20 lbs.
              Lk. MI behaved itself quite nicely with waves 1' or less.  It was a gorgeous evening with a beautiful red crimson sunset.  Click Rip Teezer fatality  

8/9/22  Big deal for yours truly.  Finally, have fiber optic cables running in front of my place in Manistee, MI.  Phone lines are from 1953 with the insulation rotting off.  Satellite internet is problematic in the snow and rain.  Wading up to your crotch in deep snow to clean off the TV and internet sat dishes for reception could be a thing of the past.
            Rural customers have the least connectivity and poor utilities.  But that's a price I gladly pay to have my closest neighbor way-way down the road.  Privacy is golden. 

8/8/22   Update is from 9pm last evening.  This morning's predicted thunderstorms will take out my Hughes Net satellite internet.  Heavy rains will cause long outages.  Snow not so much.  So, I'm in a mad rush to get all orders out the door before losing the net.
             No internet means I cannot make shipping labels.  Was hoping for fresh fish reports to be today's topic.  That's going to have to wait, because most likely won't have net connection for most of today.

8/6/22  Have a great weekend.  Catch-up on painting Mambas is my task at hand.  Doing this early and late out of the heat of the day. There's a fair amount of work that goes into these and that's why other manufacturers neglect this fish catch pattern.
            Hopefully, I'll have some fish reports for you Monday when the dust clears.  Trying to put together a window when I can take a few days off to get on the water.  As always, orders come first and the wind must cooperate.

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