View Full Version : PM Report/Update for 8-31-04
08-31-2004, 12:37 PM
Just have time for a quick link again so... Click here for the latest (http://www.fishbaldwin.com/Reports/Reports.cfm) if you like! :)
Feel free to leave comment on this thread and I'll check it when I can...
Tight lines all,
08-31-2004, 01:13 PM
Steve, excellent reports and I have to say you stated it very well. I was up in the mid section this past Saturday,just had to get the boat out, and saw a few fish in some holes but for the most part, the water was somewhat stained and you really could'nt tell holes from runs or just plain dirty water that was'nt deep. Saw a few fish but only hooked up one that just plain tore me apart. It will only get better each day/week from now on.
Thanks for you reports,pics and information. You guys are the best !!!!!!
08-31-2004, 02:32 PM
I hit a VERY popular mid-river hole Friday (8/27) night and was surprised to see it available. The river was high and stained - places that are usually ankle deep were knee-deep, and I could barely see bottom when standing there. And the little creek that empties in on the opposite side sounded like freakin' Niagara Falls ( it's usually darn near dry this time of year ).
Saw a few fish roll, had a few brief hookups. Then, precisely at midnight, it was like SOMEONE TURNED THE SWITCH ON! I could hear multiple fish jumping downriver, getting closer and closer. Then the wave hit my bend. Now, I've been night fishing often alone, for hmmmm, 14 years, and don't get spooked easily. The hair still stands up on my arms writing this post. The number of fish ZOOMING by was amazing. My legs were bumped twice (once upstream, once downstream), and I actually had to back out of the river twice for fear of a jumping fish whacking me in the head / chest. There were that many, and boy, were they movin'. Of course, the hole filled / emptied / filled / emptied about every 10 minutes for about two hours (lantern started sputtering & the headlamp started to dim), but the number of fish that took the shortcut across the sandbar was impressive, too.
Final score: The silver freshies kicked my @ss. Plus, this idiot (just like you, Steve) forgot his net and wasn't lucky enough to have a net man show up. And the beach I normally could have used was underwater. But the bottom line is that the rain Thursday triggered at least one healthy push of fish.
Here's looking forward to more days & nights on the river!
By the way, Saturday morning at sunup, the hole was empty.
08-31-2004, 02:49 PM
Thanks for the report Steve, i'll be back up that way in about 10 days to hit the upper part of the river for 4 days of fishing so from the sounds of it there should be a good deal of fish to play with.
09-01-2004, 08:59 PM
Great report as always Steve and thank you. I will be up that way sometime friday 'til monday, battleing the other's on the road, haha. Will have my float boat, so covering water shouldn't be a problem at all.
09-01-2004, 09:41 PM
Great report Steve, you know how to push the Fishing Button deep inside of us.
I am chomping at the bit to hit the hallowed waters of the PM this weekend through next week. :D
I will be easy to spot I will be search around for my missing "friends" and I still twitch on occasion from the "one second burst". ;)
09-02-2004, 06:15 AM
Was wondering if a 5.5 motor handle the manistee river? :confused:
09-02-2004, 07:52 AM
It was just about as good as being there. Naw!
Thanks again for the sunshine off the water and a fish on.
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