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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
1/15/21 Wet and rainy
this morning with temps in the mid 30s, as 1/2
winter continues. Each day that keeps the
temperature moderate reduces chances of Lk. MI
Lake Huron froze over when the baitfish population
crashed in the earlier i2ks. Ice shutting down
sunlight that limits the food chain is not helpful.
From what I seen last August out of the Ports of
Frankfort and Manistee, MI we marked plenty of bait
and that's a good thing to look forward to in 2021.
Internet free zone this weekend for yours truly
taking off both Sat. & Sun.
1/14/21 Approaching the
mid point in January it was 42° at my place in
Manistee, MI. 1st 2 weeks of 2021 has been
mild that's unheard of at the time of the year.
Back to fishing. The 3 and 1 photo that been
front and center this week. All 3 photos have
1 thing in common. Water temp was the same top
to bottom within a couple of degrees. Deep
fish 155' down in April were marked on my sonar.
Fish 60' down and higher in Manistique, MI were
marked. Seeing target zones was a big part of
The 2019 trip out of Rogers City, MI no such luck on
the sonar. We were not marking fish.
This was a clue to run part of our spread high 20'
to 30' that paid off. High fish do not mark on
sonar. Wary adult Kings up high can become
boat shy and scatter.
1/13/21 3 in 1 photo
taken 9 years apart that took place in April, July
and August. Each pic was a different location,
with a variety of water temps and depths.
How do you figure this out? ...unanswerable.
The process of elimination plays big, if you have an
open mind? Here, experience has been my
Relying on a tremendous bag of tricks that's worked in the past can be a
major hindrance. That's
why, ...I like new ports with a clean slate. This
allows for fishing in the moment with no ill
preconceived archived notions.
Click 3 in 1 pic
Solving speed and depth are big hills to climb to
fend off the black kitty. My deal is to keep
trying new tactics until it works. Then, ride
it into the ground.
1/12/21 Today's 3 in 1
photo starts off with a meat rig catch from 4/25/12
with Kings being caught down 155' in 35° water off
the Port of Manistee, MI.
These spring Kings were sluggish being only 3° away
from being frozen solid that wanted a slow 1.5 mph
presentation to pry a bite.
Click 3 in 1 photo
Second is from 7/20/16 with Kings eager to bite in
60° to 62° water that wanted only spoons moving at
2.5 to 2.8 mph. This catch came from the UP's
Manistique, MI on the far northern end of Lk. MI at
30' to 60' down. Wasted most of the morning
trying to get dialed in with not much to show for
it. Evening fish was the reel-story when we
figured it out for a strong last light slugfest on
X-glow Salmon Buster™ spoons.
Last of the 3 pics in from Rogers City, from Lk.
Huron on 8/24/19 that will be carried over until
tomorrow when I try summate the never ending
unknowns of fishing.