If you’re going by the calendar, we are fishing for spring steelhead. But the weather has other ideas! Winter is having a hard time letting go, but the forecast shows that spring is coming sooner than later. Woke up to brutal cold temps this morning with so muc slush flowing down the river, would have made fishing impossible. But by the time we started mid day, the slush was gone and we were in the clear. Picture below are Ed and Fritz with a couple fish they put in the net today.
Friday, March 1, 2019
It’s March already but winter isn’t done with us yet. Looks like another little cold snap on the way for next week then the possibility of some mild weather on the way. There are Steelhead throughout the river and fishing has been decent when we’ve gotten out. We will likely get a good flush of water once it warms up with all the snow pack to the north. For those looking to book a trip this spring the time is now. Opening bags are limited. Ed and Fritz has a decent afternoon today, here are a couple of the fish they put in the net.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Wow have I neglected this page!! Well, winter steelhead fishing has been pretty good in 2019 when we are able to get out. The cold snap we had locked up the river with ice and rendered boat ramps below Newaygo useless. The river has since cleared of ice but ramps are covered in a thick layer of ice that will take some time to come back into shape. I was talked into taking a break from snowmobiling to do an afternoon trip today and fishing was pretty good. Here are a few of the fish we put in the net.
Friday, August 31, 2018
We’ve had a great summer in Alaska so far, 3 weeks to go before heading back to Michigan to chase Kings and Steelhead. The King fishing up here was fantastic this year, we had record shattering runs of sockeye and now we are into egg fattened rainbows, beautiful colored up dollies and as many silvers as you can cast a fly at. Here are just a couple pictures to highlight the summer fun.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Ed and Fritz got out today to enjoy the warm weather. We found enough fish to keep us interested. The calendar says winter is coming to an end and that means more boat traffic. If anyone wants to get out and enjoy steelhead fishing before the boat hatch there’s still time. Here are a couple fish from today.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Today almost seemed like summer after a 3 week deep freeze. Or was it 3 months? Either way it felt like way too long between fishing trips. The fishing was good today, I think we got on some fish that have not been harassed in a while. Here are a couple of the fish Ed and Fritz put to the boat.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
It’s been a minute since my last update, I’ve been pretty busy fishing. The Steelhead fishing this fall has been pretty good. We’ve had higher than normal water level since October and water temp is still hanging in the low 40’s which is sure to change with this cold snap. With what looks like winter setting in and my schedule lightening up it’s a great time of year to get out and catch some Steelhead without a ton of boat traffic. Below are a few pictures of the fun we’ve been having.