Location

MI
United States
43° 51' 26.9712" N, 85° 51' 5.1012" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Fishing continues to be productive on a day to day basis, but we are working for our fish this year as they are scattered throughout the system. Here one day gone the next.with water levels lower than last year and the Spring flood levels and temps ahead of schedule fish are getting their business done and dropping back quickly. The trout are on the egg bite pretty strong and the streamer game for drop backs should gain some momentum over the next 2 week, so look for opportunities to open up as Spring progresses. As the steelhead fishing eventually fades into the sunset, look for the trout to get comfortable again without angry chrome around and start to get into kill mode and chase our streamers around again! 231-228-7135 

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

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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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

March 30th, 2015 

Paul with a fresh hen to start the day

The weather today produced quite the swing from sun to high winds and then a blanket of snow, it just couldn't make up its mind. There are still some new fish showing up on the PM and we have been continuing to find them each day out. There are some fish spawning, but the cold front put most of those fish back into the deep water. I expect that will change as we head into this week with temps forecasted up to 60 degrees by midweek. The egg bite has still been the strongest for us, especially on the fresh fish and the trout lurking around behind the active spawning gravels. Orange has been the best so far and as the sun gets brighter tone it down a bit. The run still feels like we are in the beginning stages so I expect April will be the steelhead month for the PM this year. 

Tight Lines, 

Ed 

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