Bitter cold today conditions made for a tough day of steelhead fishing. Temps were in the mid 20's, snow was falling, and the wind kept all but the most dedicated anglers home on the couch. I took the centerpin with me, since I was feeling pretty hard up for a steelhead battle. On the second or third run I fished I got the job done with the pin. Float down and the fight was on with this guy. These are typical size steelhead on the AuSable right now.
After having some quick success with the centerpin, I switched over to my spey rod and finished out the day swinging streamers. No takers on flies. Highlight of the afternoon was running into a local trapper. What looked like a chocolate lab, turned out to be a beaver. Dam those things get big!