October 27, 2012
Salmon season is still lingering around (so is the smell). We had some much needed rain since my last report. I would say we have had well over 6" and the rivers swelled up and moved around the sand/sediment in the holes and cut them deeper. Many of the holes had sediment from the whole summer and grass on the gravel as well. We never got over the banks but they came up enough to have pushed some trees around as well. This last couple rains helped the fishing out a lot. We got a good push from the lake of fresh Kings, Coho, Lake Run Browns, and Steelhead all pushed up into the rivers. The local lakes are all still way down but I'm hoping for good fall rains and a old fashioned winter to fix that..
The Steelhead fishing is good on the Manistee and Pere Marquette. I have caught fish on both but the Manistee is a little more consistent and better fish #'s at the moment. Plugs and egg flies have been the best method for me. The egg flies you have to find what they want color wise and style of egg( the fish will tell you). The leaves play a big factor for the dropback plug fishing and your success doing it..Clean plugs catch fish, dirty/ leafed up plugs don't..
Fall bowhunting for deer is open and here is a picture of a nice Baldwin buck shot by Jeff Hubbard !!! Good work Jeff !!
If you would like to do some Fall Steelheading I'm open to guide from November 13th. to the 28 th..Book a trip and let's go get so chrome Steelhead in November..