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Dirty Water, Rain Coats, and a whole lot of Mosquito Repellent

It’s a Raincoat and Mosquito Repellent Spring on the Pere Marquette River.  Not much to report on other then it’s raining again.  Been one of the wettest Springs I have seen in awhile. River is on the rise once again, with heavy rains all day Sunday and into today. It’s coming into its banks and is really dirty.  The Gray Drakes are still around, however starting to fizzle out in

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Spring of Streamers

Hope everyone enjoyed there Holiday Weekend.  The Pere Marquette River still remains high and off color, with the heavy rains we received last week.  This has definitely been the spring of casting streamers. Last few Springs have been so hot and dry the streamer fishing never lasted to long, so it’s good to be able to take some for a swim.  Fishing right now is hit or miss the brighter

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Spring Has Landed

Spring has landed on the banks of the Pere Marquette River.  Morel’s are out, bird’s are singing and the trees are budding,  I’m back on the two wheel program. The trails ate in good shape and so am I.  Life couldn’t be better.   Trout fishing on the Pere Marquette River has been good.   With low pressure system’s, cool nights and rain.  Dry Fly fishing has still been slow

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Time To Change Gears

We finally lost the last little pile of snow at the house last week.  Sunday we had a Oriole land on the feeder and Hummingbird zipped by my head while Mountain Biking the other day. What a relief it finally feels and looks like Spring up here.  We’re seeing some Spring rains too what we desperately needed.  The river came up and is in really good shape.   The Steelhead

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Trout Season Has Officially Started!

Hope everyone had a great Trout opener last weekend. This week will be the end of the Spring Steelhead Season for myself and my clients. It was a good Spring as far as fishing went, weather not so much. From snow, wind and rain. It was spring then back to winter, then summer and then winter. I’m sick of riding Mother Natures rollercoaster. I’m ready for Dry flies, Mosquito Repellent

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What Happened to Spring?

Hope everyone enjoyed there Easter Weekend .  Hard to believe a week ago we had 9 inches or more of snow on the ground.  Today I was on the river a week later in a T-Shirt it was pushing 80 degrees.  Only in Michigan!!!  Guess this year we’re going from Winter to Summer on the Pere Marquette River.  Steelhead fishing is slowly coming to a end. With warmer weather there

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WILL WINTER EVER LOSE IT’S GRIP?

Will Winter ever loosen its grip? Winter showed its ugly face once again this week and over the weekend. With colder temperatures and rain and snow once again the water temps dropped and the river did come up a bit once again the end of the week.  Steelhead fishing remains good, you can find fish through out the whole river system.  Bigger Egg Flies worked well with the higher water. 

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Starting to Look and Sound like Spring!

Finally starting to look and feel a little more like Spring now. Snow has all but melted, and the banks along the river are starting to show small signs of green grass.  Grouse are drumming in the mornings along with the Turkey’s gobbling.  Little Black Stoneflies are starting to hatch now in the warmer afternoons and yesterday we witnessed three Trout rising on them.   The Steelhead fishing remains consistent

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Slower the melt, happier the Steelhead !!

The Pere  Marquette River fished well for Steelhead last week.  It’s been a slow melt which is good , it’s keeping the water up just enough to keep the Steelhead happy on taking a fly. The water was still high which makes the flow fast, river had good color though.  You can find a mixture of old and new fish scattered through out the whole river now.  Flies last week

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Dirty Water = BIG AND BRIGHT

Pere Marquette fished well for Steelhead last week, despite the high water.  The river is still high with faster then normal flow’s. The clarity in the upper stretches is good, lower you go the dirtier it gets though. For flies last week it was giant Clown Egg’s and Leeches worked really well.  Anything in the big and bright fly department was key. If interested in some Trout fishing this Spring/Early

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