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Lake-Run Brown Trout 9/18 2014-09-18 18:13:49 | Trouterspace
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Lake-Run Brown Trout 9/18

Posted by on September 18, 2014

For at least the last week or two Great Lakes trout and salmon have been making their move up the tributaries.  I visited my favorite local trib today and was pleased to connect with a beautiful brown around 24”.  I did not see a ton of salmon moving, but they did make their presence known.  Things will only improve for the lake-run trout from now until the river freezes with the best times being after some rain brings the water level up.  If you live near a great lake you have giant trout near you!  Go get some!!

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4 Responses to Lake-Run Brown Trout 9/18

  1. Brian

    Great looking website! I moved up to MKE last fall and have been waiting for this fall run. I’m new to salmon and steelhead fishing and didn’t have much success last fall and winter – I put in a lot of hours yet only had a few soggy salmon, one brown, and a frozen, broken 8-wt to show for it. I’d love to get out and learn the local waters and techniques with someone. Please shoot me an email if you’re interested.

    I live in the 3rd Ward and run along the lakefront each morning. The past few days I’ve seen A LOT of fish breaching the surface. Not sure if they’re salmon or trout but they seem to be in thick. This morning I saw quite a few fish stacked up right behind the art museum – pretty sure they were salmon.

    • a_rosati18

      Thanks for viewing. I’ll be getting out once a week or so until the rivers freeze and I’m sure we could get out there and do some fishing. If it makes you feel better I had almost ten fishless days my first fall run before I was rewarded with three steelhead in one day. Staying focused is the real key to success with steelhead and lake run browns. The long periods of not catching sometimes forces your mind to wander too far from the task of presenting the fly the best you can. You have to believe they are there, and keep the fly in the zone. See you on the river!

  2. Brian

    Thanks man. I fished the falls at Estrabrook Park and had one take, which was promising. I spoke with another guy who caught three nice browns using yarn. I’m still confused how he was fishing the yarn, but that’s another story. I’m hoping to give it another shot this weekend.

    • a_rosati18

      Having one bite a day is about all the action my friends and I have had. So you’re doing as well as the rest. It’s been tough. I’m assuming the yarn that the other guy was using is a an egg-sac pattern. Pink and orange yarn is used to make fly patterns that resemble a cluster of eggs. I don’t think salmon eggs bounce down the river bottom in a group together naturally, but the trout don’t seem to mind.

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