Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday.  Looks like old man Winter is going to show himself here in Michigan, think everyone will be having a white Christmas.  Steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette was tough last week with the water dropping fast and already getting clear.  After this weekend ice will be building with temps in the teens and single digits. Swing Bite was on and off with

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Dec 2022

Winter Landed

Looks like Winter finally showed itself this morning! A good amount of snow as I headed out the door. We saw high winds, snow, and even some rain and freezing rain was thrown in just to make it interesting on the river this last week.  Fly Fishing the Pere Marquette River for Steelhead has still been up and down. The Swinging Fly bite and Nymphing bite have been good when

Steelhead fishing has been a roller coaster ride. With the weather, the bite has been up and down on the Pere Marquette River.   The PM fished well last week on the swing, with cloudy days being much better than bright days. The river is very low, cold, and clear – bad news for a Steelhead Angler. We’re grinding it out, and finding a few fish on the swing.  It’s all

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Nov 2022

Cold Steel

The Wood Stove has been burning for three days now and the banks of the Pere Marquette River are covered with over a foot of snow.  Winter arrived last week and decided to stay, from advisory to warning, the white stuff kept piling up. The river is low, cold and clear now, Steelhead fishing was decent last week just searching for biters. This week so far has been tough with

The bump in the water early last week saw some good Steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette River.  Hard to believe last week you could be in a t-shirt and now we have around three inches of snow on the ground.  You can find Steelhead scattered throughout the whole river system.   The river now is getting low and clear with the colder weather were seeing.   For flies last week, Chartreuse

Steelhead fishing this last week was much tougher, water became extremely low and clear and weather felt more like a summer day of hopper fishing for Trout then Steelhead fishing. We did see some rain Friday night and Saturday and looks like river bumped up on Sunday, which we desperately need.  There are Steelhead now throughout the whole river system.  For flies on the swing if water comes up and

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Oct 2022

Fall Fun

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the Fall.  It seems to be going by way to fast ,just a week ago we had wonderful colors in the woods and along the river. The leaves now are all but on the ground.  I did manage to get out and enjoy the last bit of great weather on the bikes and in the woods chasing some Grouse and Woodcock around with

“That’s a Wrap!” Another Salmon season has come to an end. First, I would like to thank everyone who joined me for the Fall Salmon Season! It was great to spend time on the water together making memories. By far it was a great run of fish.  There are plenty of Kings still in the system for this time of year. You can find most of the fish around spawning

Fall is starting to show itself along the banks of the Pere Marquette River.  The weather last weekend and this last week was wet and definitely much cooler then the 80’s we were seeing.  Trees are starting to show some signs of fall color now.  The rain didn’t really do too much to the river as far as bringing it up or giving it a good stain. For the most

Salmon fishing on the Pere Marquette remains good.  The fish are however scattered throughout the river system and with the warmer summer weather and lack of rain we’re seeing they are spawning and fading fast.  The upper river is probably the lowest I have seen this time of year, every time rain is in the forecast, we see little to none.  There’s plenty of fish to still arrive, Anglers are