Steelhead fishing the last couple of weeks on the Pere Marquette was pretty good, despite the colder weather and drop in the water levels.  Still not a lot of New Spring fish around,mostly Fall-Winter fish in the system. The river now is rising due to rains and melting snow the end of this week. This bump of water should bring some fresh fish into the River.  Flies last week with

Grit is the ability to keep working toward a goal, overcoming challenges and sticking with it even when it’s hard. A true definition of grit would say that grit is a personality trait that helps you keep working toward long-term goals despite setbacks or failures. This was the definition of Steelheading last week on the Pere Marquette. The Weather and the Angler’s were as tough as nails. It wasn’t easy


Feb 2019


Winter hopefully is starting to loosen its grip.  Last week we had a little warming trend it was above freezing for a couple of days.   It started to feel a little like Spring was in the air, I even heard the “cheeseburger” bird.   With nicer weather I hit the river a couple of times with hopes of finding some Steelhead before the weekend.  Which was a little busier,


Jan 2019

Life Below Zero

We’re having a old fashion Michigan Winter this year.  The woodstove has been cranking this week. With below zero temperatures day and night, not much for playing outside.   Short little bursts out the door for the dog’s as they try to make there way around the property.  With two feet of fresh fallen snow by the time they get to the door, they both look like giant brownies with

The Pere Marquette River fished a little better over the last week and a half. We saw a rise in water the beginning of last week,  this moved some fish around and gave the river a decent stain.  The Swing and Egg bite was much better with fish coming out into there normal lies.  Now the river once again is dropping and getting cold in temperature.  Look for fishing to

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


Dec 2018

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

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.  

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