Monday, July 11, 2016

Summer Fun !!

Hi All

Long time no write...I'll go back a while to May..Got my big lake boat ready (washed ,waxed,clean, launched)..Went out on Capt. Sean McDonalds, KatchMe boat and Capt. Jon Kolehouse's, Hattrick boats to do some fun fishing and shake down trips..Had a bunch of fun catching fish in the early season..Big lakers were around some Steelhead, some Kings mixed in..

In the first week of June 3rd.,4 th. we had a PMTU event here for the first fundraiser..We tapped into Detroit's own Atwater Brewery First Brown 1884 Beer...Made in honor of our Pere Marquette River being the first river stocked with German Browns in 1884. The snack food and beer were great along with the campfire meet and greet. Saturday was the BBQ Pig Roast/ Auction at the PM Lodge..Lucky we had a big tent rented for Saturday it rained some ! It was a great event...Thanks to everyone who helped pull it off and Thank You to all that attended or bought a auction item...

Did a few trips in May and a few trips in June for Trout. Then a client Pete and I had a planed trip to Colorado at the end of June. So we were flying out of Detroit so I planned on making a week out of it..Tigers Game we beat the Mariners and it was dog day at the park (we could have brought Rose our Westie)..Meet up with my friend Brett and Lindsey at the game.. Good to see them both..

Then I planed 2 days of Musky fishing with Capt. Eric Grajewski of Musk - E Fly Fishing Adventures on Lake St. Claire.. My friend Tom day 1and my Dad joined me for day 2..We Fished HARD for a full day and another part of a day with flies only, only a couple hits/ grabs nothing landed. So we switched gears ( literally) to casting bait casters with big lures and Bingo they liked lures better than our flies..Eric hit a 44" at 10: 30 a.m. and I hit a 47" at 12:30 p.m. and that was our good bite window..The rest of the day was follows to the boat just like when we were fly fishing...It was a hell of a good time, lots of skill and effort casting a 12 wt. Mystic Rods with a 450 grain SA 25 cold sink tip. We seen lots of Musky..I had only trolled for Musky in the past and you don't see the fish till he's coming to the net..This is more fun and up close...Bring good glasses and you will get a show...Thanks Eric...

Next, was off to Aspen Co. with Pete..A great client who loves to fish..He invited me back in February and we hatched a plan..We fished the Roaring Fork and the Frying Pan rivers..The Frying Pan was low and clear and we caught a few fish each..The Roaring Fork river was ROARING ( run off season still )..A white water rafting trip with some Trout fishing mixed in.. We went with Frying Pan Anglers. We caught a bunch of fish nymphing...more than you can count but we enjoyed wasting some time throwing streamers at 10 mph..We caught some fish on streamers on the move but most Trout couldn't keep up with the boat and would only short strike and just didn't have the time to eat it right...Nothing over 20" but a bunch up to and around 20"..We thought the streamer might have a chance to get a big boy out to hunt...nope...Teener's to Twenty galore..A great fishery on the Roaring Fork..There Colorado Trout fisheries management is first class !! Lots of fish, just like Montana and Wyoming too...The Rockey Mountains were awesome too..Great trip, Thank You Pete!!

I have done a few Pike fishing trips with flies and lures both and some Hex fly fishing trips for Trout lately. Some Big laken too in the last few weeks after getting back from vacation. I have a Trout trip tomorrow and 2 next week. Ludington Offshore Classic is this week starting on Thursday. So got to get oil changed, gassed up, new leaders, check knots, new snaps swivels, and sharpen hooks. Fishing just Big Fish and 333 this year Saturday/ Sunday..Fishing for big #'s has been hard to do ( catch rates are low )..In the A.M division you have to get 10 each day and it's not easy !! So I'm just going to go for a few screamers and screw dinking it up to get a full box of 10 each day. Just 3 or 4 big ones are all we will need in 2 days of fishing vs. trying to catch 20 to put in the box...

Well that's pretty current right down to the 2 Kings Jeff and Heather are holding not even 24 hours ago...If your intrested in booking a trip just call us 231-745-6667... Pike , Smallmouth and Trout are fair game and fun to catch all summer...

Tight Lines

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