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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 Riversnorth Fly Fishing - Brad Petzke
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:51-60 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
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October 23, 2014
Burr, some cold weather here lately & even a few snowflakes in the air. In many areas of the Upper Peninsula the leaves are all off the trees and cold crisp mornings have a quite a bit of frost on the pumpkins. This time of year is great, I can’t get enough of the great opportunities that are available. It isn’t easy fishing, but the rewards are phenomenal. Water temps have been cooling daily and many streams are running well above average w all the wet weather we have had this fall. Some nice Steelhead are currently available, but some areas are lacking in fish numbers while others seem to have around normal amounts. Look for fish to continue to arrive as water temps drop and river levels stay higher than normal. Late fall offers some high opportunity for the predator as well….
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Fishing Report Provided by Pere Marquette River Lodge - Chris Raines
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:51-60 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
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October 23, 2014
Wow, what a difference a few days make. The river has become 100 times more peaceful. The crowds have gone, the atmosphere has returned to a quiet, relaxing place that feels more like the river that I have come to love. Now don't get me wrong, I don't mind sharing this little piece of paradise, but now is the time of year that I love. The colors are changing. Your more likely to catch a trout or a steelhead as you are a salmon. In fact if salmon is your target species, then you will not have much to choose from. There are a few very pretty coho's in the system, and they certainly make a better sport than Chinook in my book. Trout have moved from pre spawn to mostly full on spawning. This kinda sucks because a week ago you could find them near the salmon and they were eager to bite. Now they have pushed up on the gravels themselves. It's best to let them spawn, as this is the most grueling aspect of their short lives and the more we hammer them while they try to procreate, the fewer will do it successfully. So give the spawners a break and fish the dark water. Trust me this will switch soon and we will see a very good post spawn brown trout bite. Steelies are throughout the system. In fact from top to bottom on this river you can find enough to make for some fun. The majority of fish seem to located in the fly water, however fresh fish will continue to push up from the lake. We should be setting up for a great fall of fishing! Check out our website for information regarding Fall steelhead schools. These are incredibly fun and informative classes that feature two days of fishing and class room discussions revolving around our Great Lakes steelhead, their behavior and techniques used to catch these wild fish. Hope to see you on the water. Chris "uber" Raines
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