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Monday  March 8, 2021

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1st Strip Teazer Coho
3/7/21 E Chicago, IN
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3/7/21 Burns Ditch, IN
Limits of spring Coho
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1st Dock is in!
3/4/21 Manistee, MI


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"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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Game changing Strip Teazers for the 2021 season have arrived.  Our soft plastic herring replacement strips are tremendous weapon to add to your arsenal.  Seen these strips out-fish traditional herring in low light and have video proof.  Plus, STs held their own in full sun conditions.  Glow properties are remarkable.  Durability is measured by seasons, not a few fish.  Click info & video gateway  Click to purchase Strip Teazers

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

3/8/21  50°s today and maybe 60° tomorrow is preview of what's to come.  We won't see 50° as our average daytime high temp in Manistee, MI until the last week of March.
            Good news is official spring 2012 is only 8 days away.  Winter is on life support, as we look forward to this season full of fish tales yet to be written.
            Manistee does have 1 dock in at the 1st Street launch that will be used by the early season by the diehard small boat fleet today.  Click 3/4/21 Manistee dock
            Lots of good news coming from the S end of Lk. MI with spring Coho in the 15" to 18" range grabbing the headlines for now.  More on this tomorrow

3/6/21  Been hitting pretty hard for the last 2 weeks.  Taking the weekend off.  Be back Monday with recent pics of Manistee, MI's harbor and Lk. MI.  Have a great weekend!

3/5/21  Today's featured video proves Strip Teazers do the job with the 1st King ever on our herring replacement strips.  We caught 3 Kings in the Frankfort, MI test sessions.  2 of the 3 came on Strip Teazers.  1 of the 2 came in low evening light.  The second one was full sun, after 9am.  This was a jaw dropper for me. Click 1st ST King video
            Product development begins with a high amount of skepticism.  Theories and feeling don't count.  Results do!  This ended up a lot better than originally thought.
            Developing ideas that turn into fish killers is the fun part.  The manufacturing is not near as motivating, but it's all part of the process.
            Built a gateway page to our 2021 Strip Teazers with all 6 videos and links to all 5 of the individual articles.  Turned out awesome in my book. Click ST Gateway page

Have recent photos of Lk. MI and the harbor at Manistee, MI that will be shared soon.  This could be one of the earliest seasons ever with one dock already in at the 1st Street launch ramp.  Predicted highs in the 50s next week will have boats on the pond.

3/4/21  Today's new video is pretty much self explanatory.  This is where I share my knowledge with you.  Tomorrow's new video is a jaw dropper! Click page 5

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