April 7th. 2013
The river is maintaining a good height and flow.Snow is almost gone. The boat hasen't touched bottom in weeks. Steelhead fishing is consistent and fair to good. Most peolpe are expecting better fishing than it is for this time of year. But it is what it is, FISHING. I have managed to jab away at them and have good days. I have seen very few fish on beds but many areas are tore up pretty good. I often fish the dark water pockets and just know they are there. Tie lots of flies and dig them out of the jams. Another good weekend for most and look forward to the week ahead.
Rick and his 2 boys fished hard 3 days and found fish in the lower flies on Wednedsay, mid river Thursday and then lower on Friday so they got the full PM tour.The boys Quin and Lenn toughted out some cold days and we started at 10 a.m. most days.Feet were very cold was the biggest issue.On Thursday I had Dave for a good day in the lower flies 5 for 6 is not bad for a 25 deg start at 7 a.m.. I also had Joe and his dad Lenard for Saturday in the lower flies. Man was it busy in the flywater. We launched at 10a.m on Saturday for the full on circus experience.. Egg and nymph flies are whats for dinner. Chuck and Duck and Indy rigs are best. Fish hard and good luck on the water. Thank You for another busy Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights at the lodge No Vacancy is a good thing to see coming out of winter.
I'm open April 8-11 and 14-17th. if you intrested in a guided trip. Here on the Pere Marquette River or the Muskegon River.