Water Warz

October 22nd, 2012 at 8:21 pm

The faucet has been on high from heaven as of lately here in the U.P. as much rain has risen rivers across the region.  Steelhead, Coho Salmon, Lake Runs, & resident Trout are available-some areas are fishing better than others at this time with water conditions.  Both streamers and nymphs are productive under the current conditions.

Once again, this brook trout limit increase proposition has reared its ugly head.  Seems as if politics at our government level have more to do with this than actual fisheries science & what the people of Michigan really want. At this point, it is time to start emailing the newly appointed DNR Director Keith Creagh directly.  Please contact Director Creagh -DNR-Director@michigan.gov or call 517-373-2329 and let him know not to let special interest/personal agendas dictate our fishing regulations.  We the people spoke via public comment meetings, online surveys, petitions & MI DNR fisheries released a statement in Aug saying they were not recommending the limit increase.  Now this…. Very fishy.

Pure Platinum

October 16th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Some good rains and snows over the course of the wknd have rivers up quite a bit in some areas of the U.P., a nice change of pace as low water has been the norm for a while.  Steelhead have been the focus as nothing goes harder than the ones that are around right now. Salmon numbers are dwindling as most have or a migrating into spawning areas, although some Cohos remain active enough to eat.

Bling

October 10th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Lots of high sun over the past week & a bit of relief as of lately.  Some early snows have been showing their face as a reminder that winter is not far off!  A variety of Salmon species are available as well as a few Steelhead.  Juvenile as well as adult Steelhead have been hooked, better bring your “A” game for the bigger variety as they have been getting the best of most people.  Forecast is calling for cold & wet, a nice combo for the chrome hunter.