Welcome New and
"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
Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
10/16/21 Frog Heaven is today's title
line. Made about 140 XG Frog Strip Teazer
yesterday afternoon with the new injection machine.
Being able to inject on the Z axis made for a
smoothly-blended 2 color line.
Prior, some 2 color shots were semi streaky and no
consistency. The fish didn't seem care, but I
did. Today's production goal? ...120 XG
10/15/21 Have a great weekend.
Cutting it close on strip production with waning
daytime high temps. Chilly last night at 43°.
Today and tomorrow are being devoted to dialing in
the new injection machine ordered last December.
Finally arrived about a month ago. Stuck with
2 pricey plastic injection machines for now that
could end up a "good thing" in case one goes kaput.
10/14/21 Cell phone died recently.
Went thru a bunch of failed fixes starting at the
SIM card that was replaced. Conclusion? ...the
fail was in the cell phone itself and lost files.
As I jot down today's chat, I'm backing up all of
what's in my documents folder. Ever though,
there's auto backup is turned on. Having all
the important stuff on 2 spare hard drives is a lot
better than 1. Losing all my company/personal
files is a not!
Lots on the upcoming agenda. Have to cover the
spawning Salmon in Pine Creek for the 15th
consecutive year. Our annual poll began in
2003 on your" best method for adult Kings" will be
featured too in the not too distant future.
To be a success in the fishing business there's no
such thing as "overnight." That's why many
charter operations and tackle business become not
viable. When grandiose plans meet reality?
...many are forced go out of business.
10/13/21 Between a rock and hard place
with strip production. Need inventory to last
us thru next April by estimating demand. My
guesstimate is our strips will have increased demand
from the fleet that put them on trial last summer.
So, there is a decent number of fisher folks that
know they work. In our favor is there was zero
herring, or herring strips available last August.
This made me look a lot smarter than I am. Do
know there's plenty of work that needs to be done.
Plus, brand new color selections of Strip Teazers to
10/12/21 I keep mentioning Strip Teazer
production for 2022. Today's pic is 400-500
strips in the drying/scent process. This is a
4-5 day air drying deal that can't be hurried.
The drier the strips are? ...the more herring scent
will be absorbed during packaging. This is
probably the most important step in the whole
Click strips in production
This is not a hard job. However, this is a
time burner with most of effort devoted to mixing
and heating soft plastic. Injection part goes
Every time I open a freshly poured mold and see good
quality parts/strips? There's a lot of
personal satisfaction seeing this was only a
brainchild a year ago.
For a continuation of daily log entries going back
Click here √