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Thursday August 5, 2021

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Steve "Roscoe" B.
8/23/05 Frankfort, MI

7/31/21 Lk. Superior
Atlantic Salmon Gold Orange Crush Salmon Buster 4.0

Photo by Kevin D.
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Green Glo ST  Fairport, MI
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Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?

8/5/21  2 days ago my fishing partner was Steve "Roscoe" B.  First met Steve in the early i2ks, possibly 1999.  This was a bonus for me, because you don't find fishermen like him very often.  Steve's passion for fishing means, he could just as happy on a river bank with a cane-pole and a can of worms.  Plus, he's top quality skipper on a big lake boat too.
            It was a joy to spend at least a morning with him catching up recent events in both of our lives.  Never lost touch with him, talking at least once, or twice a year.
            Steve's won several Flint Steelheaders tournament with his expertise fishing meat.  Steve even put a workforce together to make meat rigs back in 2005 that put out quality tackle.  Steve has been a plus in my life!  Click Steve "Roscoe" B.
            I nicknamed him Roscoe, because it was easy to remember back when he crewed for on my charter boat.  Learning the names of all customers aboard was a task.

8/4/21  Yesterday, fished Lk. MI out of Manistee, MI from 6am until 9am in miserable and sloppy 3' SW seas.  My 22' 1979 Sea Ray trailer boat has a hard cut deep v hull that's dreadful to troll out of in anything over 2' waves.  There was no way to shoot video. 
             Action cam stabilization over compensates into slo-mo up and down.  This not even close to fun to watch.  Unless, you're up for bad case of motion sickness.
            We did miss a release 90' down over 140' of water (Froggie w/Grn. Glo ST).  54° temp was 25' down that tapered off to 41° at 100'.  That's a wide playground for the fish.
            Even the smell of a skunk is mellowed by being on shore since May wasn't that bad.  Pulled the plug on this outing, cause fishing is supposed fun, not extreme sports.
            The bright spot? I had the opportunity for fish with Steve B.  Have a lot of history with him that goes back to the early i2ks.  Including Steve crewing for me when I was still in the charter business.  Steve's story will be expanded tomorrow...

8/3/21  Day off, be back tomorrow.  Orders that come in today will not be billed until we ship, probably Wednesday afternoon.

8/2/21  Long time friend of this website, Kevin D was, or is in MI's UP to fish Stannard Rock in Lk. Superior.  Forecast wasn't favorable for the 40 mile ride.  So, he fished inshore and caught a well marked Atlantic Salmon as a bonus. Click Kevin's Lk. S Atlantic
             Kevin's weapon of choice was our old standby Gold Crushed Orange Salmon Buster 4.0.  This popular pattern many consider their most effective spoon in the top 30'.
             Taking tomorrow off.  There's Kings off my home port of Manistee, MI and I'm must attend my 53rd family reunion that began in way-back in 1968!

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