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Sunday July 5, 2020

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7/4/20 Manistee, MI
50' down over 65' of water
Bad Boy King over 20 lbs.

7/1/2020 Manistee, MI
Take 5's short am trip

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Lk. MI Kings & Coho
6/20/20 E Chicago, IN

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                                            Welcome New and Returning Visitors
You've just discovered the most extensive information available to the Great Lakes Angler and Charter Fisherman I've been able to put together so far. Please keep in mind, there's well over 150 different pages. Full of my original content containing a complete encyclopedia fishing tips, past results, photos, You Tube videos, Facebook posts, tricks & how to's. Only here, are the constantly evolving techniques to consistently catch more & larger fish are revealed in an easy to read & understand format" ...Capt. John King

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COVID-19 can and will kill you stone cold dead!  If you do not take the necessary precautions?  Experts say the most likely way you'll become infected is from the air you breathe.  So, wear a mask, or at least a scarf when you have to go shopping.  Rubber, or Nitrile gloves must be worn too.  Bleach wipes? ...make your own by making up a strong 1 to 3 mix.  Keep at least 6' away from other people.  Treat everyone like they're infected!  Stay home.  Stay safe.  Better days are coming!

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

7/4/20  Went fishing on Lk. MI out of Manistee and enjoyed the time off and company of Wayne J. aka Take Five.  Did tolerable, full fishing report tomorrow.

7/3/20  Have an enjoyable 4th of July Weekend and stay safe.  Updates are taking a mini vacation till Monday.  We all need time off for the reel important things in life, like fishing!

7/2/20  Fresh hot off the press: Manistee, MI fishing report from Wayne J. aka "Take Five."  He started early yesterday morning.  Had lines in by 5:30am and took 3 fish before whitecaps chased him back to port around 8am. Click Take 5's catch
             The Salmon Buster™ 4.0 XG Bluetail did the heavy lifting.  Boxing 2 Kings with largest pushing 18 lbs.  He took a decent Lk. Trout on our White Lightening (moon jelly) 10" BTI flasher and a XG Green BTI fly to top off his morning.
             Predicted weather is hot with no rain till next week.  Seas are on the fleet's side for the 4th of July Weekend.  Salmon fishing, while spotty appears to be on the upswing.

7/1/20  Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.  It's entirely possible there will be no reliable vaccine for the China virus.  Some viruses like HIV still don't have a cure.
            Found out, Covid-19 health care workers have a lower infection rate, than the general public.  They wear masks, the public at large?'s a percentage.
            Our economy will never be a 100% until this health care crisis is over.  Take Vice President, Mike Pence's sound advice and wear a mask.  It's your responsibility to society when in public places such as grocery stores, please!

6/30/20  Set a record for April, May and June.  This is a record I'd rather not have.  Not catching a Salmon, or Trout from the Great Lakes in these 3 months is reel-bad.
               I'll try to craft tomorrow's chat to explain why.  Think will resonate with all that struggling to run small businesses in the age of the deadly China virus.  Have to keep reminding myself I'm not Superman and can only do what outside forces allow.


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