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Fishing Report 2.1.16

The Pere Marquette is still fishing well for Steelhead. The fish are scattered through out the whole river system right now. With warmer weather last week and rain yesterday the river should be rising once again. This will be a blessing as the water was really starting to clear. Last week we managed to hook Steelhead on a variety of flies. Hex’s and Eggs though seemed to be there food

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Fishing Report 1.18.16

The Pere Marquette River is still fishing well for Steelhead.  Water temps are dropping fast and the river is now making ice.   Shelf ice is starting to form along with slush on these single digit nights.    Steelhead fishing is more on and off with the colder water temps.   There are a good number of fish around just coaxing them to bite on any given day now can be the challenge.    This

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Pere Marquette River Fishing Report 1.12.16

The Pere Marquette River is in great shape and still fishing good for Steelhead.   The water has dropped a bit in the upper parts and middle to lower sections are looking great with a nice tea stain to them.   Be aware of trees though , with the heavy wind storm on Christmas Eve, there are a number of trees down.   Over the weekend we saw rain and freezing rain along

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2016 FlyTying Weekend

Happy New Year !!!!  Hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday Season.   As winter sets in the Fly Tying begins, time to fill our boxes with  goodies that will fool our under water friends.   Join me for a weekend of Fly Tying at the Red Moose Lodge, where we will focus on filling those boxes with easy and effective Steelhead patterns. Thanks to Nomad Anglers  and Red Moose Lodge for sponsoring this

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Fishing Report 12.24.15

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday with their family and friends. The Pere Marquette fished much better for Steelhead this week with a small push of new Steelhead entering the system.   The river is in good shape with a nice tea color and a little more flow.  Last week we did see it come up on the banks again Tuesday through Wednesday.   With that happening I once again turned a full

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Fishing Report 12.14.15

The Pere Marquette fished a little better for Steelhead this last week.  It’s still a lot of work, the bite though did seem to be a little better, especially on the swing.  Still covering a lot of water and fishing hard has been the norm for myself and my clients this fall.  Persistence though is paying off, from changing flies to adapt to each pool and even changing flies and

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Fishing Report 12.6.15

Last week was the few times of the year when I think Mother Nature really likes to mess with Fishing Guides.   It is when she takes all weather patterns and mixes them in a hat and decides which day gets what.   We started a week ago with heavy snow and cold temps which in general made the river start to drop fast and cool.  By mid week the Steelhead were becoming

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Fishing Report 11.22.15

The Pere Marquette is finally fishing a little better for Steelhead. With the recent rains and Windy weather we had last week, new fish entered the river.   The fish are still really scattered through out the System.   You still need to fish hard I have not found one spot is more consistent then the other.  Covering a lot of water and fishing everything is key.  With the river being up a little the fish

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Fishing Report 11/8/2015

The Pere Marquette finally recieved the recipe it needed for Steelhead to show. Rising water levels along with some good wind to turn the lake over. We did see a few fish move into the river, however not the big push we were expecting. This fall run is looking to be scattered small numbers entering the river. Kind of the same thing we just witnessed with our King Salmon run

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Fishing Report 10.23.15

Our condolence’s go out to the Doney family. Shirley passed away battling cancer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Martin and his family. They both mean a lot to me and this community. There always willing to help us when were busy on the water. If any of you have gotten a car spot on the river more then likely it was Shirley and Martin moving your vehicle. If

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