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Happy New Year . . . .

Happy New Year !!! Hope everyone had a great Holiday Season with there families and friends.  I know I enjoyed getting out on the water with good friends and family.  Hard to believe another year has passed and I’m going into my 22 year as a Full Time Fishing Guide on the Pere Marquette River.  I still have the best office in the world, I’m a lucky man. 😊 I

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Happy Holidays!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!! Hope everyone has a safe holiday season with family and friends. Steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette hasn’t changed. Water is extremely low, clear and cold.  It’s  making for some tough long days on the water hitting a lot of pools and runs. Working for it makes it more sweeter.  For flies try much smaller and natural patterns. Sculpins, small Leeches

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“Low Clear Water” and “Fast Flying Pheasants”

What happened to fall? Seems like it’s been winter up here since the first week of November.  Steelhead fishing is getting tougher and tougher again. River has dropped a lot last week and has become clear.   Look for fishing to continue to be tough if we don’t see any precipitation or snow melt to bring water levels up.  You will find Steelhead through out the whole river system.  

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Winter Steelheading Continues

Steelhead fishing still remains spotty on the Pere Marquette River.  We finally received some rain last weekend which brought water levels up, it did however cool the river off again. Steelhead are really scattered through out the whole river. Fishing right now is the equivalent of being a Lions or for myself a Packer fan this year.  A lot of high’s and low’s. Some days the swing bite has been

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving !!! Feels more like Happy New Year with the weather we have had up here. Hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Holiday.  I know I have a lot to be thankful for this year.  Wish I could say I’m thankful for all the happy Steelhead in the Pere Marquette River that ate our swung fly this week. Unfortunately  Steelhead fishing has been tough.  With Winter hitting hard

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Winter’s Arrived Early!

Cold November Rains quickly changed into a Winter Wonderland on the banks of the Pere Marquette River. Fall appears to have left Northern Michigan for 2018. Winter Steelheading is in full effect, with the white stuff on the ground and water temps dropping like a rock. You can find Steelhead scattered through out the whole river system. The bite however is slowing down with the colder and clearer water now.

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The Leaves are Falling and the steelhead are jumping

Washing the truck and boat last week worked, we saw some rain and the Steelhead fishing improved for about a day or two. With the heavy rains last night, the river is rising. With more rain in the forecast, the river should come up quite a bit. You can find Steelhead through out the whole river system.   Fishing should only improve with a little more water in the river. 

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Washed my truck, so Rain is in the Forecast

Fall for me is such a stressful time of year, in a good way though.  It’s the decision’s when you have a day off, do I go Grouse hunting, Bow Hunting or Steelhead fishing? Pretty good problem to have if you ask me.  I recently  had my usual time off to do some Hunting and re-group for my  Steelhead Season ahead.   It was a successful week, the freezer is

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A New Season Begins

That’s a wrap, Salmon Season 2018 is in the books.  Thanks to everyone who joined me this fall. It was great to see and fish with everyone.   There are still plenty of King’s in the river though. The river level did come up towards the end of the week.  With the higher water and leaves, the water has good color to it.  You can find Salmon through out the

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