Saturday, September 3, 2016

BIG!....IS THE WORD FOR THIS FALL'S 2016 CHINOOK RUN!

What has been caught out in the big lake- both Michigan and Ontario this summer has been very large Chinook and Coho salmon. Some first arrivals in the P.M. and Manistee have seen a few very large fish. Now the big ?....what will be the numbers and duration of the 2016 salmon run be- stay tuned!- with a warm fall, we will see them trickle in for a long period- One coho caught in a big lake tournament went 19 pounds!...that is 'Huuuge' by coho standards- mysis shrimp ( both native and exoctics and alewife numbers apperaed to be better than thought, and alewife # that were 'maybe a little understated?...maybe? ( just sayin!), seem to be contributing positively. Large kings are being caught of the Wisconsin coast and NY/Ont. sides of Lake Ontario- hold on once water temps cool off more favorable- lots of optimism here!