Winter shop hours are in effect: Wednesday – Monday 9am – 5pm Closed on Tuesdays.
Holiday Special (until December 24, 2013)… 15% off Gift Certificates!!!! These gift certificates are good at face value for any and all shop merchandise or lodging, but not guide trips. Call the shop to have one mailed to your door…231-745-3529.
It has been an incredible fall and winter of fishing on the PM!
Ray with a solid hen to start our day off right!
The river is in great shape right now…the water level is up a bit and holding a nice tea stain. We have some snow on the ground and it feels like winter is slowly taking hold. The steelhead fishing has been excellent!!! Please come and join us for a full or half day on the water…we know where the fish are holding and have heaters rigged up in the boats.
Every steelhead creates a new memory…They are very special fish
Not much new to report…the fishing has been great and the traffic is non-existent. It is a great time of year to take advantage of some pre-holiday steelhead fishing. Keep an eye on the weather and use up a couple of those remaining vacation days before the end of the year…there are plenty of fish!
The egg bite has still been strong, but nymphs are coming into play more and more. Large clowns in both loud & pale color tones, chartreuse nukes and OC nukes have been accounting for many players. Wiggle hex, stones, pheasant tails and green caddis have been chomped this week too. Once again, pattern vs. presentation??? Make your drifts count and work the runs thoroughly. Drag and bellies in lines will even catch a couple fish…but, the best fly in your box is the one you present properly to the right fish.
Peter put on a clinic with the bobber rod!
Another beauty that Peter landed…great day of fishing!!!
Streamer fishing is gaining momentum; slower strips or swinging will generate the best results. I had a good day last week swinging and will be out there the next couple days too!!! Patterns in Black with blue flash, tan or olive with some generous amounts of flash will get you some tugs. I know I have a couple new patterns I would like to try out before the water temps bottom out.
LOTS of steelhead in the system right now!!!
The water temps have dropped into the upper 30’s and the fish are starting to slow down a touch…but not much! They are still full of IT! Most fish are starting to do the winter death roll before we net them, however some are still cart-wheeling out of the water.
As it stands we are in great shape for winter. Plenty of fish to keep us busy, as long as we can stiff-arm the winter weather. We are offering full and half day guide trips at this time of year. Keep an eye on the forecast and give us a call…1-877-422-5394…we would love to have you!
Your presentation is critical to your success at this point in the season. Make the first couple drifts count and be ready. The difference between a good day and a great day has been taking advantage of the opportunities…when given the chance(s). The bite has been sporadic depending on weather and time of day. But when they are turned on the fishing has been great…if we could have landed half the fish we hooked this season it would have been unreal. None the less, it was great having so many chances and good rides…that’s what makes the search for steelhead so special. Each fish must be fooled to bite your fly, and then hang onto the fish (without making the slightest mistake) through the battle…that is what makes every fish so unique and memorable. And that’s why I love it!!!
Please catch and release all wild steelhead!
Announcements/Destination Travel Info-
Steve will be hosting this year’s trip…please see his report for the most up to date info on dates and availability.
BBT in Argentina 2013 from John Karakashian on Vimeo.
BBT in Argentina 2011 from John Karakashian on Vimeo.
Our BBT Alaska Dates for next year are August 2 to 9 and August 9 to 16, 2014. Anyone booking (placing a deposit) now will get this year’s rate ($2,295) until we hear otherwise, so lock your spot in now!! If you are interested in joining us, please contact Steve, myself or the shop for details. It is an amazing trip!!!!
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