Rivers North Fishing Report

Deep Freeze

November 9th, 2008

Looks like our beautiful weather is coming to an end, forecast is calling for more normal temps over the next 10 days.  Yesterday we received precip in both the form of rain & snow-this will help our water levels stay up a bit where they are currently.  Water temps bumped up form anywhere from the mid 40’s to even 50 over the course of this last warm spell.  This warm water has the Steelhead downright mean-some epic battles have occurred over this Fall.  The fall Steelhead is such an addictive fish to chase-choose your technique, swinging streamers, indy fishing with the floating line, & bottom bouncing.  There should never be a dull moment when pursuing this great fish.  Over the course of this weekend a ran into another angler astream & the angler asked me ” What is the limit on Steelhead?”  I have been dwelling over this question now for a while- yes the limit of Steelhead is 3 fish per day.  This is absolutely absurd-there is no need to keep 3 of the highest quality sport fish available in the world.  Sure maybe they taste really good?  So why not keep one & share the wealth with others?  We promote catch/release-I witness how well this technique works on a daily basis by catching Steelhead that have obvious scars on their mouths from previous years.   Here in the Upper Peninsula a large amount of our Steelhead are wild fish, not stocked.  If an angler keeps 3 Steelhead everyday for a week, a fishery can be severely impacted.  Give it a try on your river, watch how good it works!

Please release your catch so that someone else may have the great expereince that you were able to enjoy.

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