Well this is the last post on Michigan fishing until mid-September as I leave early monday morning for Dillingham, Alaska where I will find my home for the next 3 months at Mission Lodge. As many of you know I look forward to my time in Alaska every year and by the time it is over I am looking forward to getting back to Michigan for King Salmon and Steelhead just as much. Look back here for updates on what is happening in Alaska periodically throughout the summer, just not as regularly as while I am home.
I am reachable by e-mail and check my voicemail messages regularly for those of you looking to book fall Salmon or Steelhead dates, although e-mail is the best option with the 4 hour time difference and a busy guide schedule in Alaska.
I fished with David, Kirk and Ryder the last couple days on the Muskegon and Pere Marquette River. We fished the Muskegon last evening and found plenty of Brown and Rainbow Trout and a few Smallmouth Bass willing to eat just about anything we threw at them including spinners, rapalas and dry flies. The Pere Marquette River did not produce the numbers of fish the Muskegon did but the quality was better. When we pulled into the boat ramp I noticed the river was up a bit with some color so we decided rapalas and spinners would be our best bet, we had a handfull of nice fish in the mid to high teens chase to the boat and enough low teeners that actually commited to keep it interesting. Ryder is pictured below with a couple nice Brown Trout from the Pere Marquette River today.
|6/11/2011 All smiles.|
|6/11/2011 Ryder with a nice Pere Marquette River Brown Trout.|