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Dry Fly Fishing should start heating up with the weather

Spring is finally here. The banks are turning green, the Hummingbirds and Oriole’s have showed up along with the bugs that the Trout so eagerly feed on. Trout Fishing is in full swing on the Pere Marquette River.   Last week it was Streamers smacked on the banks in the beginning.  Then followed by light tippet and delicate casts as you floated a Hendrickson spinner to a rising trout.  With

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It’s Trout Time

The Pere Marquette River came up over the weekend and became extremely dirty. It’s now starting to drop and clear.  Last week I kicked off Trout Season and I must say on Thursday as we were receiving the rain, the Streamer bite was one of the best I had seen in a long time.  We also saw some good Steelhead fishing too, before the river came up.  Managed to Swing

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Changing Gears

Well it’s time to pull the clutch in and change gears.  Trout Season has officially started on the Pere Marquette River.  There are a few Steelhead around.  With the warmer water temps there spawning fast and heading out to the Lake Michigan. It’s finally warming up now the banks are getting a little greener day by day. The birds are starting to nest, even heard a couple Turkey’s gobbling.  Last

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Winter Steelheading

As you can see by the pictures winter arrived once again. Looked and felt more like middle of January last couple of  weeks then middle of April.  We really needed rain up here and most of last weekend we saw it in the frozen form.  We received so much freezing rain it actually accumulated like snow, then we saw snow.  The river did rise and started to drop by Tuesday.

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Global Warming – Not in Michigan!

Mother Nature’s cruel joke is getting old now.  It was funny at first, but Winter just wont let go. I went XC Skiing the last two evenings , just crazy.  Last week we saw two Winter blizzards come in and Arctic temperature’s by the weekend. With low’s in the single digits and snow accumulation of 8 inches or more.  Steelhead fishing became even tougher then it already was.  With the

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Fishing, just like the weather, has been up and down!

Hope everyone enjoyed their Easter.  Steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette River is kind of with the same pattern as the weather right now, up and down.   It’s looking more like the end of April instead of the beginning.   The river needs rain in a bad way, the water levels are low.  We saw some precipitation over the weekend but it was in the form of snow again. 

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Steelhead fishing went from really good after the high water, to getting bad as the river dropped and became colder.  Now it’s getting ugly, river is at summer lows.  Steelhead fishing feels more like the end of April then the end of March. We need rain in a big way, looks like maybe will get some this week. I know my fingers are crossed.  We’re still getting opportunity’s at Steelhead

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March Madness!

Steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette River is getting tougher by the day.   With lack of precipitation, cold nights and sunny days the river is extremely low and clear.  A majority of the Fall / Winter Steelhead have now spawned and worked there way out to Lake Michigan. For now there are  Steelhead scattered through out the whole river system, just not a lot.   We desperately could use

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Winter is Back!

Winter showed itself once again along the Pere Marquette River.    Snow came down on Tuesday and through out the rest of the week.  I don’t mind the cold, after all it’s Steelhead fishing and it’s still Winter.  Cold weather can be  good, it will drop the water temps down, keeping the fresher Spring fish from spawning. The river already is getting low and clear with winter water temps back

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Spring Steelhead Season is Underway

Steelhead fishing is getting a little better now that the Pere Marquette River has dropped from the heavy rains the week before. You will find fresher fish scattered through out the whole river system now as they work there way up the river to spawn.  Last week felt like Spring was fast approaching with warmer weather and water temps. Looking ahead though, looks like we’re in for more normal air

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