Jun 2021

Much Needed Rain

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the week.  The Pere Marquette River and a lot of Western Michigan is finally receiving the rain we have been in dire need of.   Looks like by Monday the river could become high and dirty.   This Trout season has been a roller coaster of weather patterns. From heat waves to droughts, cold fronts, and everything else in between has made it for an interesting trout season.    The hatches have been spotty, just like the bite itself.   Hex fishing came and went quickly with the heat wave we saw a week ago.  Now this last week we have another cold front on top of us,  making dry fly time really hit or miss. For Dry flies was seeing a few Golden Stoneflies and bigger Salmon flies in the evening. Also a few Drakes still in some areas and Yellow Sally’s still.    This weekend it’s looking like Streamers and Nymphs could be the most productive.   Hopefully, we will see a more stable summer like weather pattern roll in making the fishing much more consistent through July and August.
Pics:  Bob with a nice Brown taken on top, before the lights went out last week.  Steve all smiles with a nice daytime Dry Fly eater.  Cold front rolled in,  Nelson and I took fishing to the Lakes for some Large Mouth Bass here he is with one of the biggest Bass I have ever seen in Michigan.  And No it didn’t want a fly was too windy to cast,  so we gave em the old Yamamoto.