Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Finaly some RAIN !

Hi All

We'll we have got some good down pours in the last 24 hours. I haven't had a chance to check the rain gauge but I'm guessing a inch. Which isn't a lot but it fell hard and fast. Lots of new trees down with the heavy winds but also the oaks I cut up going across the road at the cabin had good acorns on them. Which is making them heavy also. Bring a saw if you plan to float the river in a driftboat and even a come along if you have one with a sturdy rope.

This will kick off the season and get fish moving along up stream. There is decent pockets of fish in every section of river but the best is yet to come. The first 2 weeks of August was better weather than these last 2 weeks. It' has been hot and dry. There is more fish around these last 2 weeks but the bite is worse from all the heat and sun warming the water putting them in a down bite.. This rain is cooling the river down and adding oxygen. The flow prior was deathly warm , slow and little oxygen.

I've had a few trips but there is nothing to brag about #'s wise. Scott here with my largest king of the season at 28+ lbs. This fish would have been is about 5 th. place in the Ludington Tournament this summer. Big fish so far in the big lake is 35.9 lbs. last I herd. That fish was caught on Katch Me, most likely on a meat rig. That was the last week in July. Scotts 28 lber was on a stick bait with 30 lb. braid. I've had a few other in the Minnow my 165 FM this season that were 24, 22 lbs and those were nice fish. This is the year for a wall mounter. The taxidermist will be busy this Winter mounting big Kings Salmon.. Congrats Scott that is the biggest King I've ever had on a stick bait that hit the floor of my jet sled.

Well got to get to bed. Good luck this weekend it's the last weekend of summer. Drive safe and go hook some fish and have a GREAT SEASON this Fall...

If intrested is a guided trip this Fall my open dates are.
September 2,3,5,9,10,16,18,22,23,24,25,29..
October 6, 9-27th. Great Fly Fishing dates in October..

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Salmon are in..

August 18, 2013

Hi All

There are a few King Salmon around. Conditions are poor..Low clear, bright and sunny...The Salmon are trickling up the system and there isn't any huge #s around but if you want to give it a try, you can catch a few. I was 2 for 5 with Johnny Matson and Camron his daughter and  1 for 1 today with clients Tom and his wife. Biggest diffrence is it was 42 deg up to low 70's. on the 15th. in the a.m. and 52 deg this a.m. with highs in the mid 80's by noon today. Plus on the 15th. the peir head was 40 deg and more fish were on the move and around the harbor... So things change day to day....Some rain would be great, like 3-5" would be perfect..But here we are again waiting for rain to bring us a big push and better conditions for casting lures... The fish are big.. One of Johnny's fish was 22 lb. male and the hen we caught today was 20 lbs. Johnny had the last fish of the scout mission spool him removing all 300-400 ' of all his braid and backing. In other words these fish are very big on average.. Sorry no picture of Johnny's fish there are on his camera..Trout fishing is still good/ average..Pressure on the river is starting to increase but it isn't crazy by any means yet. Be nice and give people plenty of space to fish and we'll all have a great Salmon season. My Tue. ,Wed. cancelled so I'm open every day this week Mon. -Fri. if you get the itch to do a half day a.m. Salmon mission give me a call..

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