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...Capt. John King
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. Stay at
home. Stay safe. Keep at
least 6' away from other people.
Treat everyone like they're carriers.
Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
4/3/20 The fishing off
Manistee, MI is great. It's the catching that
sucks. 3 boats on the shoreline yesterday,
both N and S that all came home with the black
kitty. Water temperature on the beach has
increased to almost 40°, but it's still silty with
on re-wiring my 16' Grumman. The end is in
sight after another day, or two. Wiring has
never been a strong suit for me, but I do understand
Scrapped the factory wiring that will work out in
the end. Looks like buying the Grumman was a
good move last year.
rewiring 16' boat mess
to launch/retrieve and it looks like I'll have
plenty of time to use it this year. Tackle
business is very slow and that's perfectly OK with
me. I'd rather fish than work any day of the
year. Fishing is fun and a heck of a good
stress relief valve.
has closed 3 public launches in Leelanau County
being: Village of Northport, the Village of Suttons
Bay, and the State launch at the end of Hilltop
Let's hope most launches in MI stay open!
4/2/20 Today's feature
pic is from a video shot in 2019 aboard Wayne J's 16
footer. I'm editing his 3 hour video down to
10-15 minutes. This takes a lot of time, but
I'm enjoying every minute of it. Watching a
seasoned 50 year veteran of the fish wars off the
Port of Manistee, MI is almost as good as actually
WJ weighing a LT
Yesterday, the MDNR planted 13,000 in Pere Marquette
Lk. in Ludington, MI. More browns are on the
way for popular central Lk. MI port today.
Michigan now ranks 3rd highest for COVID-19 among
all states. Arriving snow birds returning to
Manistee from S and SW states please stay at home
for 14 days. Infection rate in Manistee County
is relativity low. Please, let's keep it that
4/1/20 COVID-19 has been
predicted to kill 100,000 to 240,000 in our USA if
everything is done correctly according to the
experts. 80-90% of us that become infected
will not require hospitalization and we'll get well
Those over 60
with preexisting conditions are being hit the
hardest. Use common sense and heed today's
warning, or play Russian roulette.
both sides of Tippy Dam on the Big Manistee River,
because fishermen were crowding together. Look
for more of closings at other major rivers where
spring Steelhead fishermen tend to congregate.
This is wise move by the MDNR.
Traverse County is having community transmission of
the virus according to Channel 7 & 4 News.
While cases in and around Manistee County are low,
this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Click MI COVID-19 data
have died in Michigan. Mostly in SE MI where
there's a heavier population density. Men die
at twice the rate of women. There's 7615
confirmed case of COVID-19 in MI, as of yesterday.
Probably 10 times this amount, because there's not
enough tests available for the general public.
The best thing you can do is not become a statistic
by using common sense and protective equipment.