Fishn w Eddie

August 26th, 2011 at 10:02 am

Cool nights have been the norm across the Upper Peninsula over the course of the past week, a sign that Fall is slowly creeping in more every day.  Special guest & long time friend Ed McCoy of Hawkins Outfitters from lower Michigan joined up with us for a couple days of Smallmouth & Pike fly fishing.  Top water action on poppers provided some excellent fishing, the warm water exploration continues and has been one of the highlights of this fishing season for sure! A few Chinook are beginning to move in rivers around the Upper Peninsula, look for numbers to increase with correct winds & cooler water temps. Wanna learn some new tricks and become a better angler? Book an outing with Ed in lower Michigan for Steelhead or Trout-a first class innovative guide who knows how fish behave like no other & an all around nice guy- a guaranteed good time :)

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Variety-the spice of life….

August 14th, 2011 at 11:41 am

Finally a bit of relief from the warm weather here in the U.P., night time temps have been getting even into the upper 40’s which has cooled water temps a bit.  Brook and Brown Trout fishing on small spring creeks that keep cool water temps all Summer long have provided some good fishing.  Some Grasshoppers are present, some of the largest I have ever seen are around this year-these can provide some very cool takes from aggressive Trout.  I also have had some days off and the quest for warm water species/new fisheries on the fly rod continues.  Smallmouth Bass was the focus this week with poppers & streamers, these fish are downright outstanding to pursue on the fly. They are aggressive, take a variety of flies, reside in some beautiful places & fight unbelievably hard.  This next Summer look for some new outings to be available when water temps get above the Trout comfort zone, these warm water fisheries require the angler to work flies correctly & are very rewarding!

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Dawg Dayz

August 7th, 2011 at 11:24 am

Yep, it’s the hot days of Summer here in the U.P., pretty much the warmest water temps of our whole season typically right now. Better get out & enjoy this, cold days are coming soon!  Warm water is primo for top water Smallmouth Bass fishing, this is downright fun & exciting to see these fish explode on a fly!  Smallmouth pull as hard as any fish I have ever encountered, one will walk away from a Smallmouth outing wondering, “Why dont I do this more often”!  The U.P. offers some very remote & special opportunities for the anglers interested in this type of fishing for warm water species.  It is nice relaxing way for all skill levels of fly fishers to enjoy a day on the water with friends, family or canine buddies :)

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