Rivers North Fishing Report


September 7th, 2009

Increased fishing pressure with the holiday weekend made for some busier mornings on the water with the other anglers pursuing the Chinook Salmon.  The annual Salmon fishing tournament on the St.Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie, MI created a large amount of traffic which has not been the norm as of lately.  Well I guess anytime you throw $2,000 up on the line for the biggest Salmon, anglers are going to try & win the loot!  Regardless some good opportunities existed for the patient angler.  Chinook & Pink Salmon numbers have semed to hit a lull as of this week.  The high sun & warm temps has kept river temps @ 62-64 degrees & not many new fish have migrated upstream.  Some good fish are still present which made for some very nice days on the water.  A few Steelhead are also present now & Atlantic Salmon have also been providing for some excitement!  The Atlantic’s are entering into their prespawn mode now & a few fish are really starting to show some cool spawning colors-a real treat to get a colored up male into the net this time of the year!  I expect once this warm weather spell we are under leaves us that we will start seeing more new fish enter the rivers here across the U.P..  This month will hold some great fishing for both migratory species as well as resident Trout.  Trout streams have been maintaining a fair level this Summer as the cooler weather has kept water temps moderate-we will be targeting some Fall Trout here soon – the official Trout season only has a few more weeks left.  A Brook Trout in full spawning colors is about as magnificent as a fish comes…..

One Specie, Two Specie, Three Specie-starting to sound like a Dr.Seuss book up here!

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