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Messy Week

The Pere Marquette River is a real mess with recent rain last week freezing over night and a wet heavy dumping of snow, trees were crashing down everywhere.  Every stretch turned into a rowing obstacle course.  Fishing for Steelhead was pretty decent at the beginning of the week but the bite did get tougher towards the end. A drop in water levels and temperatures and added fishing pressure the fish

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, hope everyone has a safe holiday with there family and friends. I know I have so much to be thankful and am so blessed to do what I love to do for a living.  Steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette River has still been hit and miss.  Not finding a lot of fish , covering a lot of water and fishing hard has been the secret to success. 

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Polar Vortex Roller Coaster

They are now calling it the year of the “Polar Vortex Rollercoaster.” I will just call the weather last week “Winter” and the week Winter Steelhead Fishing. Felt more like early February instead of early November. The heaters were going ,Chili was hot and hand warmers were piled in the pockets,gloves and boots.  Week was a rollercoaster of good Steelhead fishing and frustration.   The swing bite was pretty good

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Winter Has Landed

Winter has landed on the Pere Marquette Water River.  Last week was a mess of snow, sleet and rain or as I like to call it “Steelhead weather. ”  The river came down a bit but flows are still fast in some areas and the middle to lower sections are higher and a bit dirtier. Steelhead are scattered through out the whole river system.  Still not great numbers of fish

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Recipe = “Dash of Steelhead”

Once again the Pere Marquette River had high water last week from rain and snow.  It started to drop by the weekend but is now on the rise again from rain on Sunday.   This high water should of been the perfect recipe to bring in a good amount of chrome Steelhead.  Unfortunately, its hard to tell how many are really here with the constant high water.   Covering a

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Woods and the Water – A special time of year

This last week I took a little time off of the river to enjoy some Upland Hunting and a little fishing with friends and family.  I always feel really blessed living up here. There are so many great things to do all year round, right at your door step.  When you have two pointing doggies  as your kids they pretty much tell you” it’s time to go hunting”.   There

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That’s a Wrap

Fall has finally arrived on the banks of the Pere Marquette River. The Leaves are starting to pop in all there vibrant Orange, Yellow’s and Red’s.  The river came up again with another shot of rain, I don’t recall ever seeing such a wet fall in quite a long time. It has been good for the river and hopefully will make for a better fall and winter Steelhead Season.  

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The Look, Smell, and Feel of Fall is finally in the air!

The Pere Marquette River Level is finally starting to come back down after another high water event last week. There are a few New King Salmon around that came in on the rain along with a few Coho and Steelhead.  Flows are still pretty fast so fish are on the move.  Mornings and evenings are getting much cooler and the rivers starting to get that essence of dying Salmon. The

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First Fall Color of the Year

The Pere Marquette River fished well last week for migratory King Salmon and resident Brown Trout. Last week we mixed it up a bit. Taking advantage of the higher dirtier water and some really good Trout Anglers. We spent a couple days stripping streamers for Trout which really payed off. It was some of the best Trout fishing I had seen all year. These fish are just absolutely stunning this

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Another Great Week Chasing King Salmon

The Pere Marquette River is dropping now and starting to clear.   You find the further you get up stream the clearer the water is.  This last shot of rain did bring in a push of King Salmon in to  the river.   You can now find Salmon scattered through out the whole Pere Marquette River.  Find these fish staging in pools  or around gravel spawning areas. Looks like some

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