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  • Birthday 01/19/1961

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    Ed
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    Avid angler and outdoorsman
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    Waterloo Area/Ludington
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    CS Manager-we make books

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  1. We fished NW of West Sister Island Sunday and got our limit trolling Stinger and Dreamweaver spoons behind diver disc's with 90 to 100 leads . First time I fished there this season, we had been staying in MI waters all season doing great. I don't think we needed to make the long run. Boats in MI waters did great too. Good luck!
  2. Fished 18 to 21 fow straight out of Bolles. We trolled bandits 30 and 40 ft back and ran 1 crawler harness on rigger on the bottom. Got 4 on it and we got our limit with rest on bandits. Good luck!
  3. https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-86469-558947--,00.html Next time you catch a trout or salmon, remember to check for a clip on the adipose fin - that small, fleshy fin behind the dorsal fin. It could be worth $100. Through mass marking assistance by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Great Lakes states, including Michigan, mark popular game fish like steelhead, Chinook salmon, Atlantic salmon, brown trout and lake trout. Most trout and salmon with an adipose fin clip also have a coded-wire tag in their snout. The tag is small, like the tip of a lead pencil, so it must be removed by lab technicians. Anyone catching and wanting to keep an adipose fin clipped fish should turn the head into a local drop-off station in Michigan. Randy Claramunt, Lake Huron Basin coordinator with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, said the DNR relies on the help of anglers to supplement the marked and tagged fish program. "We have creel clerks at some ports, but there are several areas that we don't have staff, including on river systems with unique fisheries, such as Atlantic salmon or steelhead," he said. "To get enough tag returns to learn about these species, we need the help of our anglers to voluntarily turn in heads." The Great Lakes Salmon Initiative recognized the need for community science and teamed up with Captain Chuck's II in Ludington, Moonshine Lures, Jay's Sporting Goods, Blood Run Tackle and Collins Design and Build to sponsor 33 rewards worth $100 each. Fish with tags submitted before Nov. 1, 2021, will be eligible for the rewards, which will be selected randomly from all entries received by that date. Additional details about the reward program: Each head with a tag that is turned in equals one drawing entry. Tagged fish must be submitted by Nov. 1, 2021. Eligible tagged fish include steelhead, brown trout and Chinook or Atlantic salmon. Your contact information (name, address, phone number) and catch data (date, location, body of water) must be included with each head. The drawing will occur around February 2022. The head must be left at a Michigan drop-off location. According to Jay Wesley, Lake Michigan Basin coordinator, fish tag returns help biologists understand survival, age and movements of important sport fish. "We are particularly interested in confirming the wild contribution of Chinook salmon to the fishery, movement and wild contribution of steelhead in lakes and rivers, and survival and movement of Atlantic salmon," Wesley said. "This reward program will help incentivize anglers to become community scientists and help us collect valuable data." For more information on how to recognize a tagged fish and how to fill out the proper information, visit Michigan.gov/TaggedFish.
  4. Have not heard from him in awhile, hope he is doing well.
  5. Welcome to GLF. I fish out of Ludington, maybe I'll see you around.
  6. That's a unique event. Got take advantage of what's out there to catch.
  7. Thanks for the report. Should get better as the water warms up.
  8. For salmon and trout, go with inline boards. They work better with copper and cores. That is why the vast majority use them. A mast and large boards work great for walleyes.
  9. Congratulations to the 33 winners of the Great Lakes Salmon Initiative’s 2020 tagged head reward program. These anglers turned in micro-tagged heads from Chinook Salmon, Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon caught in the Great Lakes, its piers, and tributaries. The winners were selected from a random drawing of all anglers who turned in micro-tagged heads. All winners will receive either a Moonshine Lure package or a Captain Chucks II gift card each valued at $100. We want to thank our sponsors, Moonshine Lures, Captain Chucks II and the GLSI membership who made this reward program possible. We also want to thank the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for their help in administering the program. Special thanks goes to all anglers who tuned in micro-tagged heads in the past year. The GLSI created this program to provide more data for our fisheries managers to help make the best decisions in managing our Great Lakes salmon and trout fisheries. Turning in tagged heads helps to evaluate the success of stocking programs and supports other research. There was an increase in returned tagged heads from past years in 2020. The data provided from anglers was very valuable since there were less DNR creel clerks working to collect tagged heads due to the pandemic. More information on micro-tagged heads and this reward program can be found at these links: https://www.michigan.gov/.../0,4570,7-350-79119_79146... https://www.mlive.com/.../turning-in-tagged-fish-in... To help support citizen science and our mission to maintain our world class salmon fishery on the Great Lakes, join the GLSI here: https://www.glsalmon.org Here are the winners and the type of fish they turned in. Their prizes are being mailed to them next week. Jeffrey Tloczynski Spring Lake MI Skamania Steelhead Jake Krueger Saginaw MI Steelhead Stanley J Czarnik Twinning MI Chinook Salmon John B Angell Manistique MI Skamania Steelhead James M Scherzer Oscoda MI Atlantic Salmon Bob Maier Spring Lake MI Skamania Steelhead Tom Jacobs Beaverton MI Atlantic Salmon Theodore Jaskowski Jr Alpena MI Atlantic Salmon Ronald Haas Bay City MO Atlantic Salmon Ben L McNeice Yale MI Chinook Salmon Zachary J Page Gowen MI Steelhead Nik Shenk Sebaweing MI Atlantic Salmon Mike Gildersleeve Alger MI Chinook Salmon Roger Callens Oscoda MI Atlantic Salmon Mike J Yambrick Stanford MI Chinook Salmon Nicholas Arend Traverse City MI Skamania Steelhead Dan Tallman Cheboygan MI Chinook Salmon David Rodenhouse Rockford MI Rainbow Trout Chris A Huff Grandville MI Skamania Steelhead Stacy Pope Manchester MI Atlantic Salmon Brandon Hudgins Jackson MI Chinook Salmon James Chamberlin Mancelona MI Atlantic Salmon Jonathon Wieczorkowski Presque Isle MI Chinook Salmon Shane Paige Hale MI Chinook Salmon Domonic Sharp Cheboygan MI Chinook Salmon Cameron L Mattison Farmington Hills Atlantic Salmon Donald A Bragg Boyne Falls MI Chinook Salmon Tyler L Protasiewicz Manistee MI Steelhead Edward C Krebs Greenbush MI Atlantic Salmon Kegan V Augustine Freeland MI Chinook Salmon Codie Braun Gaylord MI Chinook Salmon Randall L Terrian Saginaw MI Atlantic Salmon Josh Kretchman Hale MI Steelhead
  10. This site is composed of primarily recreational fisherman. There are only 13 commercial fishing licenses in Michigan waters of the Great Lakes. There is a high probability that there are no commercial fisherman on this website so you may not get any response here.
  11. You might be thinking of Jullians Reef in Illinois. Some info here. https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Map-indicating-the-locations-of-Julians-Reef-and-Waukegan-Reef-denoted-by-where-the_fig1_317286429
  12. Happy New Year from the GLSI! We would like to update you on our 2020 activities and plans for 2021. Most of us will probably agree we are glad to see 2020 pass into the history books. King salmon numbers were down last season but at least the fish were healthy and large, indicating an improvement in the predator prey balance and more forage for our fish to thrive on. Our President and one of the founding members of the GLSI, Capt. Glen Buehner moved to Florida last year to run saltwater charters and he has been very successful there. With his passion for our Great Lakes fisheries, he planned to continue leading and assisting the GLSI. His heavy workload and steady fishing activity slowed our Facebook communications which is why our page has been quiet in the last half of the year. Recently and with regret, Capt. Glen made the decision to resign as President of the GLSI due to his work in Florida. We really appreciate the hard work and countless hours he contributed to improve our fishery and build this organization. If you are headed to St Augustine Florida and want to go fishing, check out Sea Love Charters and like their Facebook page. Even though our Facebook page has been quiet, the GLSI board continued working on fisheries issues last year. When the Michigan steelhead egg take was cancelled in the spring of 2020 due to Covid, we immediately reached out to the DNR to encourage them to replace the fall steelhead fingerlings scheduled for the fall of 2020 and the 2021 spring steelhead plants with Chinook salmon equivalencies. What this means is for every 2.4 steelhead planted, they could be replaced with 1 chinook. Equivalencies are used so there is no negative impact to the predator prey balance. The DNR agreed with this approach and as a result, an extra chinook plant was made at Grand Haven last year to replace fall fingerlings and chinook plants will increase by 225,000 fish this spring to replace the steelhead we are not planting this year. GLSI also launched a micro-tagged head reward program in 2020. All tagged heads turned in during 2020 will be entered in a drawing for 33 $100 prizes packages. Those heads are processed in the winter and as soon as processing is complete, the drawing will take place and 33 lucky anglers will win either $100 Captain Chuck gift cards or $100 Moonshine Lure spoon and swag packs. We really appreciate our co-sponsors, Moonshine Lures and Captain Chucks II in Ludington. Your GLSI membership fees also made this giveaway possible. We look forward to announcing the winners later this year. The GLSI is representing its members at workshops led by Kelley F. Robinson, Assistant Professor of the Quantitative Fisheries Center, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. The goal is to update and improve the Predator Prey Model used to manage our Great Lakes fisheries and determine stocking capacity for our Great Lakes. One of the primary missions of the GLSI is to ensure we use the best science to manage our lakes and this, along with our tagged head reward program support those efforts. Now that 2021 is here, we are working to define the priorities for the GLSI. Our organization was formed to represent the needs of recreational anglers, charter captains, tackle shops and other fishery related businesses that expect and require a healthy salmon fishery to thrive. A strong king salmon fishery provides a tremendous economic benefit to port communities. One unique aspect of the GLSI is that we are one of the few organizations that survey it membership to determine what we should focus on. We will be sending our annual membership survey out by email to our members soon to drive the GLSI agenda for 2021. We are considering a new proposal that would allow anglers to run more rods. We will also be working on stocking recommendations for 2021. Should we fund another reward program in 2021 to help collect more data to manage our Great Lakes fisheries? Should we contribute funding to the Tribal Consent Decree negotiation that are ongoing? We will look to our membership to determine how we move forward on these ideas. Our board of directors are all unpaid volunteers. They donate their time and resources to improve our fishing. We run a tight budget and we use our membership funds very carefully. If you like what we are doing and would like to participate in our membership survey, please consider joining the GLSI. You can do that here: https://glsalmon.org/ We will be very active in 2021 so look for frequent updates. Here’s to a much better year in 2021 with tight lines and full boxes!
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