Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Much nicer than last week..
With the warm up we have had some good water open up. Fish are moving up slowly from the lake. Lower river is still locked up, some is starting to open up where the sun hits it. From reports I've herd from car spotters is the Pere Marquette River open river from M-37 to Walhalla.
Today I ice fished with Sean Mc Donald, Chris R. and Jeff S.. We all caught Perch and Crappy mostly on minnows. It was wicked cold and windy, 30+ mph on the lake shore. If we didn't have shanty's we wouldn't have lasted very long out there. Today it felt like below zero and yesterday it was 42 deg.( go figure). Yesterday I was on the river with John Robinson fun fishing /scouting for Steelhead. The PM fished well and was a very nice day to bend a rod. All the fish were on egg flies. They were picky about the egg fly, you needed the right ones.
In a couple days we will warm up again and hopefully it will stay around a while longer. There is a few more fishermen/ fisher women showing up. But it's not what I would call busy out there yet. A few fish are working on some beds but most are still in the holes and runs. There is still a foot of dense snow to melt in the woods so until that's all gone the water is pretty chilly.
April 1,2,11,15--18, 20--24,26,29,30
The Spring run is near and fishing is improving. Get out and fish!! Last ice is near too, decisions, decisions..