Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Muskegon River trout - Sept. 13,14

Mel w/ the reward of a nice drift

After guiding out in Jackson Hole for a few weeks one might ask, "How can it get better than this?".  A valid question, true, but ohhhhh Michigan and the Mighty MO.  Playing hard to win first chair, second fiddle, not an option. The past few days would make anybody but a dry-fly prude blush, and maybe even them.  After a nice temperature downswing fish are back at it and getting sassy-fat.  While there are a couple areas that have good fish rising to caddis, pseudo's, and winged ants we have been focusing on the excellent nymph fishing.  Fish counts have been high and many holdover fish are being hooked/landed.  Mel and Joe  put the screws to em' and dialed in with the precision of an atomic clock.  The result was a crescendo fortissimo resulting in an epic battle waged to the tune of "The Last of the Mohicans" and a magnificent steelhead!  Michigan and the Mighty Mo...We hear your melody.

Joe worked hard for this one; 9' 5wt/5x/#18 ab hare's ear 

1 comment:

  1. Oh J.J. - I know I'm your brother so my comments don't count as much, but your writing is AWESOME!

    Great review of the Mo, makes me want to leave the West.