Sunday, March 27, 2016

Spring Steelhead

PM Steelhead Buck
We made a quick trip to the Pere Marquette River this weekend for some spring steelhead fishing.  Baldwin had about 4" of new snow and the morning felt much more like a winter fishing trip!  High and dirty water made fishing tough, but we managed to put a few nice fish in the net and battle a couple other hot fish that we couldn't get our hands on.  Fishing will continue to improve after the recent full moon and as the high water recedes, good luck out there!

PM Steelhead Hen

PM Steelhead Buck

Monday, March 7, 2016

Arkansas Brown Trout

White River Brown Trout

Escaped the snow of Michigan and made a quick trip down to Arkansas to fish the White River for brown trout.  This time of year trout are hungry after finishing their spawn and will crush big streamers.  Best flies on the trip were deceivers in both single and articulated.  Some fish came on shad colors but yellow/olive colors turned more fish.  Will caught the fish of the trip with the 28.5" monster pictured above!

Norfork Streamer Eating Brown

Johnny with a Foggy Morning Brown Trout

White River Brown Trout

The Hyde & The Norfork

Basecamp at the Cotter Trout Lodge