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Friday  December 13, 2019

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12/13/19  Think in 2019 the central Lk. MI ports Manistee & Ludington hit the bottom of the barrel as far a King Salmon fishing goes.  Frankfort did fare a bit better.
                See only good things in the future with increase King Salmon plants, some by MI and  lot by WI.  Our MDNR's failed theory, their natural reproduction experiment is not enough to sustain a viable fishery has been proven beyond any shadow of doubt.
                Figure each season from here on out will get progressively better with more and more fish entering the system in the years ahead.

12/12/19  Restocking tackle for 2020 will come to an end today with our delivery of Super Snubbers™.  We were out of green snubbers and low on black.  Keeping all items in stock is an ongoing process that takes up a lot of time.
                Thinking of writing a letter top Santa Claus for a new head of the MDNR's fishery division with a different vision for MI fishermen.  All central Lk. MI ports are hurting for an early season fishery that's not all just Lake Trout.  April Browns were a mainstay for many years in Manistee that seem to have evaporated.  We can only hope that some of the 450k WI Brown Trout plant drifts over to the MI side.

12/11/19  Been thinking about my best fishing trips in 2019.  1st was Rogers City, MI on Lk. Huron.  Had a huge amount of local support and the chance to meet Julie, the MDNR creel census taker I've spoken with, almost since the inception of this website back in the early i2ks.   Kings we caught there were a tremendous bonus.  Fishing off Lk. Huron's Adams Point and the Ocqueoc River were always on my check list.
                Best thing I like about fishing new water for 1st time?  There's no preconceptions, no rules, you just go fishing.  Then, let the cards fall were they may.  Seeing the longtime Lk. MI standby, the Firedot pattern work in N Lk. Huron was fun.
               It was extra rewarding to see our new 2020 smart spoons on the X-Glow A.I. color rack up a couple of decent Rogers City Kings too. Click Lk. Huron hot lures

12/10/19  Motivating factor behind tuning-up my 1979 Sea Ray boat's motor? ...it was becoming harder and harder to start.  Water in the fuel played a part in this.
                One thing on my side with GM 350 V8s is this is the very same motor that came in my 1987 Cherokee with twin V8s.  Close to 8000 hours on the original Crusader V8 motors before repower speaks volumes for my charter boat maintenance program.
                AC Delco ignition is the same to too.  So, I'm very confident in my abilities to perform what needs to be done.  Except for a total rebuild, I'm good to go.
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