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MI
United States
43° 51' 26.9712" N, 85° 51' 5.1012" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Pere Marquette River Lodge - Chris Raines
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Fishing Report
April 10, 2015

Currently we are looking at:

Flow:  Meter is frozen, I'm guessing around 750 CFS and slowly rising, 

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 38 and slushy

Best time of day to fish: Late mornings through late afternoon after things warm up and before they quickly cool back down.

Indicator: Phantom Black Bird or a Sheffield

Recommended leader: 9' 0X

Recommended Tippet: 2X-3X

Best rod outfit: Steelhead - 10' 7WT or  11' 6WT Floating line, need huge drag system.

Best techniques - Indicator with and egg pattern and a caddis nymph or a stone fly for steelhead and trout.

Comments: The weather has broke, fish are on the move and so are people. This will probably be one of our best runs in the past decade. Water levels are perfect. Watch for stone flies crawling on the river banks. Nymphs are going to be real big until the steelies begin dropping eggs.

7-day outlook: Things haven't looked this good in several months. for the next ten days we are looking at mid to high 40's and low 50's. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/

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Fishing Report Provided by Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Michigan Department of Natural Resources
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Fishing Report
April 9, 2015

Marquette: The Upper Harbor is now ice free. Anglers can launch boats however the wind may blow ice back into the area. Anglers will find open water between the "Bubblers" and Picnic Rocks however there are large sheets of ice still floating in the area. The Lower Harbor is still ice packed. It could be a good two weeks yet before the area is ice free. A few boats trolling out near the "Bubblers" had poor results. Only the occasional chinook or coho was caught on crank baits or jigs tipped with spawn, crawlers and cut bait

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