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Wednesday  November 13, 2019

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11/12/19 Boss Vee Plow
Made in MI's U.P.

Sally the One Eyed Salmon
Her mug shot    8/20/19

Thanks to Wayne J
10/30/19 Manistee, MI

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11/13/19  Lake effect piled up a good foot of snow at my place in Manistee County, MI yesterday.  Some parts of Leelanau County W of Traverse City, MI got of 30 inches.  So, a foot of the white stuff is tolerable with the right equipment.  Click Boss vee plow
                Purchased a new Boss vee plow a few weeks back.  This is quite an upgrade for yours truly.  My old plow was 20 years old and the plow truck was a 1996 Ford F150.   Boss plows are made in Michigan's U.P.  Buying a made in MI product was a no brainer.
                Still learning the ins and outs of a vee, or wing plow.  Did learn, compared to a straight blade plow, like Moses parting the Red Sea, this vee plow pushed the snow clear of the mold board.  No big lumps, or drifts pile up in front of the truck.

11/12/19  2019 season is in the history books for me.  Now, it's time to make plans for the 2020 season.  Looking at DeTour, MI either in early May, or the 3rd week of June for Atlantic Salmon.  The DeTour Passage is in fairly sheltered waters unless there's a big blow from the S.  My research shows there is a marina and a campground S of town.
               Time frame is a good fit.  That's makes this trip a worthwhile pursuit.  From what I've seen on You Tube surface rods on planer boards is the most productive.
               Fun part will be fishing new Lk. Huron waters in an area I've never been to.

11/11/19  Veterans Day.  A perfect time to thank Wayne J for fishing with me in 2019.  Life has taken a toll on my former boat mates and it was nice to have Wayne aboard.  Plus, Wayne is a Vietnam era Air Force vet that flew on a B52.
                 Wayne is fun to fish with.  Him going from a 3 rod spread to 6 or 9 rods was a big adjustment.  One of my best times last season was to fish aboard his boat, the "Take Five."  I was fascinated by the constant updates to his electronic wiring scheme since 1979 (back when he purchased his boat new).  Click for Wayne J
                He always does something I get a kick out of with his great outlook.  Best part? ...he's knows what to do and is fully capable of handling any situation.

11/10/19  Weather for the first part of next week is exactly what I don't want.  2020 heads are in production and will need to be picked up.  This means a trip to S of St. Joe down US31 where lake effect snow can and will make driving treacherous.  So, it's batten down the hatches and get ready for winter with more snow and low temps in the low 10s.

11/9/19  A big thanks to Wayne J, we have close up photos of Sally the one eyed Salmon.  I never noticed her jaw had been ripped off.  It was getting dark and we had another fish on.  The torn off jaw caused a flap to cover and blind her left eye. 
             Caught 1000s of Kings during my 50 years and counting on the Great Lakes and cannot ever remember seeing a one eyed Salmon before. Click Sally One Eye
              Ever better, there will be a companion video to augment the written article I'm working on now.  The written part is in layout stage and need further .edits to the video.

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