Thursday, October 27, 2011

Craaaaaazy! - Fishing pics from the past few days

Andy w/ a hefty brownie

Steve with cold forged steel!
sometimes I have to wet a line

There is a story to this steel horse

good friend thoroughly enjoying the day

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

10/19/11 - Muskegon River Steelhead

"This was supposed to be a salmon trip, oh well"

If the fishing today mirrored the weather conditions, things would have been much different.  But alas, as lungs expelled thick clouds of smoke and icy water fell from the sky, Brian found his happy place.  Clouds rolled back, blue skies rolled in, and a smile was found gracing his visage more than should be expected on this dreary day.  I kept trying to locate a fish that would bring him back to the realm of mortals but to no avail,  he was undaunted.  Brian went 100% for fall steelhead(not on just a couple), something I may not see again for a while.  Hail to the victors!
Brian with another cartwheeling acrobat 

Monday, October 17, 2011

10/8/2011 - Muskegon River Salmon

Logan w/ a nice buck

Katie with a well fought fish
Spent a great day on the river with Logan and Katie who had never caught a King Salmon before.  They did a fine job fighting and landing some real nice fish.  The weather for the day was near perfect which helped sooth sore and tired forearms.   The Muskegon is just breathtaking this time of year, throw in some big fish on the fly and it's hard to beat.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10/1/2011 - Muskegon River Trout

John doing it right

Mike w/ a buttery brown

After a few grueling days on I-80 I find myself back floating to the cadence of the Muskegon.  It has only been a few weeks but some notable changes have been made to the salmonid community since my previous trips.  The "brutes" have ascended the river and are starting to make a few remodeling changes.  But much to my surprise/pleasure today was one last trout trip before salmon fishing really gets underway.  And catch trout is what John and Mike did!  Starting off the day with a 22" rainbow(possibly a steelie but pretty colored up) on a caddis larvae.  Weather was excellent and the fishing was steady all day with many nice fish caught and as many more eluding the net.  Water levels were up a bit so fish have moved around but were still feeding well.  Caddis activity was decent at times but when they were most active the wind was up so we decided not to fish dries.  The salmon are about to take the show here on the Muskegon but for hard core trout fisherman there are still many opportunities.