April 12, 2013
Not much going on here but watching the water rise. It still hasen't crested, all because we had another couple inches of rain, freezing rain, and sleet yesterday. We had a good inch of icy white stuff on everything this a.m. and most schools were closed around us except Baldwin. Tommy and I went streamer fishing on the 10th. in the afternoon and we moved and rolled a few 18"-20" Browns. Finally we made a fly change and he landed this nice 25" lunker Brown. So we were happy with that to get one really nice one to the net. Tommy would rather catch one hog than a bunch of mediums. Me I still like action and I'm happy catching 14" to 22" Browns. Tommy Lynch is offering a Streamer school here Next weekend April 19,20,21. To make arrangments to learn just how he catches these Big Browns on streamers contact Tommy at firstname.lastname@example.org ...
ALL rivers on the West side of Michigan are all blown out. Lodging and guided trips are being re-sceduled all over town. A few are still going out and it is a adventure going thru the woods to go around trees you normally go under. Laying on the floor of your boat to get under the bridge at M-37. Pulling anchor to chase, net and land fish. Big Manistee & Muskegon "style" drifting and netting at the same time.Way Tricky stuff in this river compaired to those huge rivers. If you try to fight Steelhead and bring the fish back to the boat you loose almost all of them if you don't pull and chase them down.
If you attempt to float or wade the river be extra careful. I have a bunch of good days open in April to guide Streamer for Big Browns or Steelhead if your intrested in a trip. April 16,17,23,24,25,26,27..