Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Steelhead numbers are improving daily and there is rain in the forecast!!  Sunday was cut short with the starter going out in my boat but we had enough time to get into some fish and make a fisherman out of a newbie.  Mari caught her first ever Steelhead and will surely be back for more.  The boat is fixed and I promise to start taking more pictures and updating here more often.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Fishing in Michigan

It's been way too long since my last update here so I am going to try to cover the last month or so since coming home from Alaska.  Salmon fishing has been ok, with a decent amount of fish holding in pools it was nowhere near as good as it should be.  Water temp played a big role in the tough bite as for the most part never dipped below 60 degrees before the fish decided to just hit gravel to spawn.  Now it's time to let those fish do their thing and target Steelhead.  Steelhead numbers are decent and improving,  a shot of cold and rain to bring the water level up and temp down should kick things into high gear.  As of right now egg imitations behind spawning salmon are the best bet to find steelhead as these fish are taking advantage of the easy food source.  We should have another good fall steelhead fishery with great fishing thru December just like last year with the slowly cooling water temps.  I have just a few late November openings and a decent amount of December openings for anyone looking to get on the river and catch some Steelhead.  Here are just a few pictures of what we've been catching lately, salmon and steelhead.

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Trout fishing has been great lately.  Only one more week in Alaska then it's back to Michigan for Kings!  Here are a couple nice rainbows from the Kvichak River.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Summer 2016

With 2 weeks left in the season here at Mission Lodge another summer is almost past.  Fishing has been outstanding!  While it's always sad to leave at the end of the season I am really looking forward to fishing back in Michigan. Rumor has it the Kings are pretty big out in the lake which should make for some excitement in the rivers this fall. Anyone looking to get out and test your arm against some big kings this fall give me a call, I have a couple dates left in late September and early October.  Here are a few pictures of fish we've been catching in Alaska lately.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Alaska Kings

King salmon season in Alaska is coming to a close and what a season it has been!!  With the exception of a few days here and there we have had warm sunny weather so far this summer.  The King numbers were great on the Nushagak, Togiak and Goodnews Rivers and fishing was fantastic.  Now we just need some of that nasty rainy August weather to get the silvers on the move.  Here are just a couple pictures of Kings from this season.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring Steelhead

Steelhead fishing has been pretty good for us lately.  We are finding a mix of bright and colored up fish both float fishing and back bouncing.  Water temp is in the low 40's which should have more new fish on the move.  Water level is up around 4,800 cfs and pretty clear right now. I have some openings for afternoon half day trips in April for anyone that wants to get out and join the fun. Give me a call for details or to book an afternoon trip. (616)204-4999

Below are some pictures since my last report.