Dry Dock

August 30th, 2009

Mornings here in the U.P. sure have the feel of Fall to them right now as we end the month of August.  Temps in the mid 40’s have been present on a few mornings-a little chilly for the early morning boat ride!  Currently Pacific Salmon numbers have been increasing daily on the St.Marys River system-a few more Pink Salmon are present, but we still have not been targeting them yet.  Why target them when some great Chinook are avaiable!  This year I am more impressed than previous years with the Chinook of the St.Marys-some fish near the 20 lb mark are present that will test your skillls!  Adding Atlantic Salmon & Steelehad to the mix sure just makes it all that much better!

Bye Bye Summer, Hello Fall!

Enjoy the Ride

August 25th, 2009

Some good opportunities exist on the St.Marys River for early Fall Chinook Salmon-a good number of Salmon are currently present making for some exciting moments!  Seems as though this season there are more Chinook present compared to the few previous years.  This is a great sign for the Lake Huron Pacific Salmon fishery!  Some nice Atlantic Salmon as well as this Fall’s first Steelhead have also been providing some memorable days-this time of the year an angler can have the chance to target a few different species in one day here on the St.Marys.  Pink Salmon numbers are low at this time, although more continue to show up on a daily basis.  Look for Pink Salmon numbers to steadily increase as Sept grows closer.  Early Season Chinook Salmon-big & powerful, a great combination that will make every participant smile!

Game Time!

Early Chinook-So Angry, Yet So Nice!

August 18th, 2009

This time of the Summer offers many different options for the fisherman here in the Upper Peninsula.  Currently the St.Marys River system is offering quite the diverse fishery-some super chrome Chinook Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, Resident Rainbow Trout and Steelhead are all available.  Not large #’s of any one species are present- some great fish have been taken by anglers willing to try different techniques and put in some time on the water.  Over the course of the next few weeks more Chinook, Pink Salmon, Coho & Steelhead will be making their voyage upstream-some fun days are in the near future!  A few open dates are still available for this Fall, shoot us a line for dates & details!

Chinook, Rainbows & Atlantics – only in the Yoop!!!

On the Road Again

August 14th, 2009

The past few weeks have been a celebration of family/friends as Erika & I got married this past weekend!  We would like to thank everyone who traveled across the country to join us on this special day.  To say everything was perfect would be an understatement, lots of fun!  We are so very thankful to have such wonderful people in our lives.  After enjoying our vacation away, its time to get back to work!

Currently we are enjoying some more Summer like weather here in the Upper Peninsula-it has been in the 80’s the past few days & it looks as if it will stay that way for a while.  Resident Trout fishing remains descent for being mid August, typically Aug is some of the toughest fishing of the yer due to low warm water.  This year though we have been blessed with cooler temps & our rivers are at a good level.  Brook and Brown Trout have been taken on attractor dries, terrestrials as well as streamers.  Some of the Brook Trout are beginning to show a little color which is always neat!

The St.Marys River has Atlantic Salmon still present as well as a few early run Chinook Salmon beginning to migrate upstream.  The early run Chinook are a very exciting fish to battle with as this time of the year they are very strong & provide some memorable battles!  Look for Chinook & Pink Salmon numbers to grow over the course of the next few weeks.  Some prime dates are available in late Aug through Sept for those anglers who are interested in catching mulptiple species of Salmon in one outing (Atlantic, Chinook & Pink).

Almost time for Fall to begin-ahh yes!