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  • Birthday 07/20/1952

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    life long resident of northern Michigan. Fishing the big lake and local rivers for steelhead ,salmon
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    hunting and big lake fishing
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    charter fishing,HVAC

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  1. Thought I would post this info for member MCBA Capts. and interested fishermen. Several weeks ago we started posting on Facebook for our members and the interested public. We're able to get info out in "real time" as we receive it for our members...If your on Facebook...just do a search on Facebook for MICHIGAN CHARTER BOAT ASSOCIATION...and our page will come up for you...Some Capts are posting pictures already to the page for the public to see...Also we're "test" buying a little advertizing on Facebook to get our name out to a bigger public...via the Facebook network. On another topic...we're in the process of doing a new website with all the new "tekky"things...such as APPs and more user friendly navigation site features.. That should be up and running sometime in May 2014....
  2. You coming over for the LOC (Ludington Offshore Challenge), Tourney this weekend? Well, we're at the middle of July, I hope you can come over in the next 6 weeks, cause after that, it's over. Thanks Duster. Most fish are deep right now, things are about to explode inside soon with warm water getting more abundant. Thanks.

  3. John...........George has been gone for at least 1o years or better now. Time flies and it could be 15 years now ,I just don't remember for sure. When George was alive I bought several 100 flies and squids from him . His son Casey Ritchie took over the fly making business and still may be making flies. I still see a few around in several area tackle stores in northern Michigan. George's aqua-gold fly was a killer on king salmon for me with a Bechtel fish catcher flasher in white/glow or white with silver prism tape. Another one that worked great was George's black squid fly and a white Luhr Jensen dodger on over cast or dark days . George usually gave me a good break on flies if I bought a 100 at a time,think I was buying flies from him for a buck a fly if I bought a 100 and they at that time sold for 2.75 each at local stores. George was a firm believer in the double single hook set up on his flies and over the years I've come to think he was right there.... I lose more fish on today's treble hook flies....such as the KRW flies. Now I buy KRW fly bodies and make my own double single hook set up. George lived in Honor,MI on Big Platte lake and had a barber business in Honor and I grew up in Benzie county so I knew him for many years. Just in the past several weeks his twin brother Dave Ritchie past away. Dave wrote for the Detroit Free Press for many years doing the sunday outdoor page. Both Dave and George wrote books on fishing in their lifetimes. George also wrote for the local weekly Benzie Record news paper on fishing/hunting in north west Michigan. The Ritchie brothers grew up in the Flint,MI area and both moved to northern Michigan...Dave lived in Buckley,MI and as I mentioned earlier George lived in Honor,MI.... I still use some of George's flies that I have left,just last week I used a yellow/glow squid and a chrome dodger for lake trout off of my home port of Arcadia. MI
  4. Congrats....with your new boat....those Tiaras and Slickcrafts have some of the best hulls in the business. I'm sure you'll be happy with it..
  5. Same here ...Ed...but I change Ken's treble hook to a single double hook fly set up. Most of the time I buy the 3 pack fly bodies from KRW and make my own hook setup. I was on a friends 33 Blackfin on Tues. evening the king that came in was caught on the 2 single hook fly and the other lost on the treble hook fly on its way to boat after 5 minutes or so into the fight. Same colors,same spin doctors on both dipseys.
  6. Some of the guys came down to Manistee from the Arcadia marinas to fish the Tightlines for Troops tournament over the weekend...no problem in the channel for their boats. Those boats averaged in size from 30 to 33 ft with inboards..
  7. Hej Jonas.....flot laksen i billeder....tillykke med fin fangst i Svergie
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