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Pere Marquette

Michigan Steelhead 4/9/16

Last weekend a bunch of guys and I headed up north along Michigan’s west coast with a few small boats, way too many fly rods, a smoker, and a cooler full of meat.  Exactly the way I expected to celebrate the end of my non-married life.  Along the way we checked the weather forecast and … Continue reading »

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Mini D&D

Another fun video from Schultz Outfitters of the Fish Whisperer tying a smaller version of his signature fly; the Drunk and Disorderly.

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West Michigan Steelhead

Last week some friends and I fished the Pere Marquette river in northwest Michigan.  All of us have fished the river before and have come back for good reason.  It’s designated wild and scenic and host healthy runs of wild steelhead.  Not to mention it’s one of the best brown trout fisheries in the country.  … Continue reading »

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Michigan Rivers Part I – Pere Marquette

Last weekend my fishing buddy from work Jim and I took a few days off to visit the Pere Marquette and Big Manistee River.  As we reached Manistee National Forest I could hear one of the many Tim Allen “Pure Michigan” ads in my head.  I really didn’t know what to expect since the Salmon Run was … Continue reading »

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Pere Marquette Steelhead

Just got back from fishing for steelhead on the Pere Marquette River in western Michigan with my dad and a family friend. The conditions there were not in our favor, but thanks to our knowledgeable guides we still managed to put some fish in the net. The P.M. is a free-flowing, wild and scenic, blue-ribbon, … Continue reading »

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The Fish Whisperer – Pere Marquette Fishing Reports

The Pere Marquette River in Michigan has seen a sad salmon run this year according to guide Tommy Lynch of Hawkins Outfitters. His theory – a decline in bait fish due to over stocking in Lake Michigan. Tommy has spent most of his days on the P.M. in the last 30 years and has seen … Continue reading »

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