New Trout Video

January 26th, 2010

Just finished up with this new video compilation from the 2009 season of Trout fishing here in the U.P.-brings back some good memories from last year! Kinda tough to watch Trout rising on a video when it is only like 15 degrees out here, it gets me looking forward to a very promising 2010 season! Show season is starting very soon & some good remaining dates are currently open for all seasons. Contact us now for a relaxing day of fishing here in the Upper Peninsula! Some new outings are available for the 2010 season!

Glimmer of Hope

January 19th, 2010

Sunshine & some beautiful weather encompassed the Upper Peninsula this past weekend, this was a welcome sight to see the thermometer reach above the 30 degree mark!  It is amazing how a little bit of sunshine during the Winter brings a smile & gives you the sense that Spring is not that far off in the distance.  The warm up really didn’t do anything in the snow melt or runoff causes as water levels/clarity/temps are still the same as prior to the warm up.  Lately fishing has been difficult, but it seems that the nicer weather has provided for a bit more activity/cooperation in the eating dept from the Steelhead & resident Trout!  Winter is a peaceful time to be out on the river, not many anglers & a beautiful backdrop.

If you don’t go, you don’t know…………..

Stop the Carp Invasion!

January 14th, 2010

It is a very scary thought to consider that our world class Steelhead & Salmon fisheries could be a distant memory if the Asian Carp situation continues much more upstream.  More evidence has been found to link the Asian carp even closer to the Lake Michigan this week.  Michigan is taking a stand against this & trying to protect our Sport fisheries.

Please visit http://www.stopasiancarp.com/index.html & sign the petition to immediately require the U.S. Army Corps to close the locks connecting Chicago’s carp infested waterways with the Great Lakes to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes.  By signing this petition you are doing your part in helping to keep our Great Lakes fisheries strong!

Michigan Trout Unlimited urges the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of the State of Michigan’s (and Wisconsin’s, Minnesota’s, Ohio’s, New York’s and Ontario’s) request for preliminary injunctive relief to protect the Great Lakes‘ coldwater trout fisheries from the Asian Carp (bighead and silver carp).

Contrary to arguments made by State of Illinois and the Obama Administration in response to Michigan’s legal action, the threat posed by Asian Carps to the Great Lakes economy and its coldwater trout fisheries is real and grave. In fact, the opinion of the U.S EPA is that, ” Asian Carp are a significant threat to the Great Lakes because they are large, extremely prolific, and consume vast amounts of food. They can weigh up to 100 pounds, and can grow to a length of more than four feet.  According to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Asian Carp “are well-suited to the cold water climate of the Great Lakes region, which is similar to their native Eastern Hemisphere habitats. It is expected that they would compete for food with the valuable sport and commercial fish. If they entered the system, they would likely become a dominant species in the Moreover, according to the Illinois DNR, once they are in the Great Lakes, the Asian Carp will be difficult to control. Asian Carp were released into the Mississippi River in the 1970s from catfish farms that were using them to clean up their ponds. Since that time the carp migrated northward into the Illinois River – undeterred by the colder northern conditions. Had Illinois not illegally created the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in the late 1800s, diverting water from Lake Michigan and connecting the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes via the Illinois River, Asian Carps would not pose the threat to the Great Lakes it does today.

100% Agave

January 6th, 2010

The last week or so has been spent on a very pleasant escape south of the border.  A little bit of fishing was done as well as a recharge of the soul in the nice sunny Caribbean atmosphere!  It was quite a treat coming from snow & subzero temps to daytime highs in the upper 80’s- now back to the cruel  reality of Winter!  I can see many more salt excursions in the future as the angling opportunities are so much more different than freshwater.

Here in the Upper Peninsula more seasonable weather is upon on us as some good snowfalls has our base on track for a good Winter snow pack.  Rivers are at a normal level & fish are in Winter mode.  Forecast is calling for snow nearly daily for the near future-looks like its time get get the ice fishing gear out!

Happy New Year!