Location

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
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:51-60 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
September 22, 2014
Salmon are here. Maybe not as many as we are used to, but the fish are here. They are holding, moving and spawning. All depends on the day and the section. The big pushes of fish that we are accustomed to seeing this time of year have not arrived yet. But a large push has been seen as of yesterday moving up through the lower river. Not sure how long it will take them to get up here....only the fish gods know. My guess is that we will probably have a couple decent push's still. Regardless there are a ton of browns eating the few salmon eggs rolling around. With so little spawning activity there is overall, the active redds are producing good. Streamer fishing will get it done too! Run lighter leaders and keep a close eye on your fly. Be true to your drift and it will pay off. The pressure is low due to the lack of salmon and it's actually pretty peaceful on the water. Guides are spread out from top to bottom in the system and it's working out good. I've seen a couple of pretty brutal net jobs recently and I have to say that if you are going to net a fish and take it's picture, handle with care. Don't flop the fish on the bank and then take the hook out, and then take the picture...without giving it some water!!! Fish can't breathe air! The salmon will obviously die...but the big key is to spawn then die. Especially hens. With that said, let's have fun and enjoy the pretty colors on the water. Tight lines and let's hope the fish god's shine on us. Hope to see you on the water. Chris "uber" Raines
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Fishing Report Provided by Hawkins Outfitters - Chuck Hawkins
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2
Average: 2 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:51-60 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
September 22, 2014
Salmon numbers remain at an all time low for this time of year. It has been a very slow run up to this point and saying "we are working for it" would be an understatement. If you are lucky enough to stumble onto a spot or two with good numbers of Salmon you can make it a very good day, if not, well taking advantage of your opportunities becomes more important. Covering lots of water has been the name of the game. Trout have still been chasing streamers and rising to dry flies for us this week as a backup plan on the slower salmon days. Look for the egg bite to take off as well as more of the Kings in the river are starting to spawn. We have some more rain heading our way this weekend, hopefully that will get some more fish moving, so far it has been a trickle of fish for the most part.
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