Thursday, May 10, 2012

The "End of Steelhead Season" Report or is it?

Well we all though it would be completely done after the last surge of high water but low and behold there are enough fish around to make a good day.  Ed hit the water with me for the last 2 days and hooked a bunch of Seelhead putting a good number of those in the net.  Some are in good shape and others look pretty rough but we are happy to be able to still put a bend in the rod in mid May on a year it looked like it would finish up in April. 

The end of Spring Steelhead season can only mean one thing,  it's time for Alaska!!!  June 4 looks to be the date this year, my return date is tbd.  Anyone looking to book Fall Salmon or Steelhead dates your best bet is to get them locked in before I go, they can be booked while I am in AK by e-mail or through voicemail, but they could be full by then.  As of right now my openings are October 6, 7, 8, 10  then November 3, 5, 6, 10, 13, 15 - 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 30.  Other guides are availbale on dates I am booked so call or e-mail for availability. 

Ed is pictured below with a few Steelhead from the last two days including one that pulled the boga grip scale to 15lbs.!!

5/10/2012  Ed with a hefty 15lb. Steelhead from yesterday.

5/10/2012  A plump hen from yesterday.

5/10/2012  The picture does this fish no justice, it was the best looking fish in 2 days.
Time to book your Fall Steelhead dates!!
This is what we have to look forward to,  book your November Steelhead dates now!!

5/10/2012  A hen that was nearly done with her duties.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing

Back bouncing for Dropback Steelhead was great again today, we even found one tight hen in the mix.  Ken and Dennis are pictured below with a few of today's Steelhead from the Muskegon River.

5/2/2012  Dennis with a tight pre spawn hen on May 2!!!

5/2/2012  Ken with a hard fighting dropback.

5/2/2012  Back bouncing spawn was great and we were the only boat in the area.

5/2/2012  A dropback male from today.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Steelhead

Back bouncing for Steelhead was very productive today.  It seemed if we could keep the trout from biting long enough a Steelhead would eat and there were plenty of healthy trout eating as well.  Steelhead numbers are shrinking daily but there are biters to be found for those willing to put in the time.  I will not be taking any more Steelhead bookings this spring but for anyone who wants to get out and catch some of the obese trout we have this spring I have some open dates between now and the first of June when I leave for Alaska.

Ed and Fritz are pictured with a few Steelhead and a great Lake Run Brown Trout from today.

5/1/2012  Ed with a hen full of eggs.

5/1/2012  Fritz with a very nice Steelhead.

5/1/2012  Back bouncing was great today.

5/1/2012  Fritz with a fat Brown Trout.