The weather let loose last week with temps in the 40’s and 50’s last week Wednesday and Thursday. By Thursday the river was fishable in the upper stretches most of the ice had blown out.  However was hard to get in and out of pools with the shelf ice on the banks.  With the rain and snowmelt on Thursday, the river was on the rise and getting dirty.   I

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. Hope you and your families have a safe and Happy Holiday. Steelhead fishing  has been a casting roller coaster ride of frustration and gratitude.  The Pere Marquette is low, cold and fairly clear.  There just aren’t a lot of Steelhead in the system.  Looks like Winter is coming in again next week, with Arctic temps in the single digits and teens.  For

Winter has landed on the Pere Marquette River and all over the State in the last week and half.   River is very low and cold now, with water temps dropping everyday. The lows are dropping and ice is starting to form along the banks.  Steelhead fishing has been a lot of work for a hookup. Covering a lot of water and fishing a lot of pools has been the

I Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving !!!  I know I enjoyed a little break with some fishing with Heather and Clint and  I got to ride my Mtn. Bike, it felt so good to be back on the bike.  Steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette was much tougher last week. With a big low pressure system and heavy angling pressure, due to the Holiday the bite was much tougher. 

Steelhead fishing last week was a little tougher. The first sign of Winter lingered for a few days. Temps in the teens and twenty’s at night and highs not even hitting thirty a couple days. Cold air temps lead into dropping water temps and more lethargic fish. We had to work a little more for the hook ups.  The river is also getting clear and the Steelhead are starting to

Wow !!!! What a week it was for chasing Steelhead on the Pere Marquette River, you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.  That smile was lost for a good two months due to my accident. With the first stroke of the oars and the rip and leap of a chrome Steelhead on the swing, everything else was forgotten.   The fishing has been good on the Pere Marquette River


Oct 2017

River is Up!

The Pere Marquette River finally received the much needed rain it needed in the last two months.   We saw a significant amount of rain over the weekend bringing the water up and making it dirty.  Fishing for Salmon continued last week as another push of fresher fish entered the river.   Along with the King Salmon a few more Coho Salmon came in and a few Chrome Steelhead too.

Fall is arriving slowly on the banks of the Pere Marquette River.   This week we’re finally seeing the trees start to pop more in colors and the nights and mornings are much cooler.  The river still is in need of water, hopefully Saturday’s predictions of a all day rain will land on Lake County.   Despite the lack of rain and low , clear water conditions the Salmon fishing

The Pere Marquette is thirsty for a cool glass of rain.  The river is very low and extremely warm, temps reaching the high sixties last week in the lower stretches.   The Salmon are still moving into the river from the Lake in small pushes.  In the upper and mid stretches of the river, a majority of them are now spawning with the warm water.   The low clear water

As most of you know by now we’re into our Salmon Season.  Fishing for these big Kings of the Pere Marquette River has been pretty good.  There big this year, making for some interesting battles when hooked.  The nice thing is were seeing plenty of fish in the river. It’s been a good run so far. Fish are even pushing into the river, even with the water so low.  You