Great Lakes Fly Fishing Book Signing- Super Christmas Saturday- December 22

You have to put this one on your calendar my friends … a “super Christmas Saturday” fly fishing book event at Glen Blackwood Great Lakes Fly Fishing Company– Saturday December 22nd. I’ll be signing my newly released Brown Trout-Atlantic Salmon Nexus book, along with Kathy Scott from Maine with her epic Everett

Michigan DNR Fishing Report for December 13, 2018

Southwest Lower Peninsula

St. Joseph River: Steelhead have been caught; however, the bite was extremely slow because of the cold water. Try fishing the deeper holes.

Kalamazoo River: Steelhead still are being caught up near the Allegan Dam. Most are floating spawn or a jig and wax worm, back bouncing spawn bags or trolling plugs.

Grand River at Grand Rapids: Steelhead fishing remains fair. Although the numbers are down from last year, the size of the steelhead has been impressive, with many fish weighing 10 pounds or more.

Muskegon River: Boat anglers still were getting some nice steelhead. Those fishing the deeper holes did a little better than those fishing in shallow waters.

Northwest Lower Peninsula

Manistee River: The bite was slow as water temperatures dropped to the mid 30s. Steelhead anglers floating spawn and beads have managed to take a few nice fish. The odd coho also was caught.

All this river

It’s laughable to think that in six months the best place to fish will be the one with the fewest number of cars.  No one is fishing, the rivers are in perfect shape, the trout are on the feed, and it has been nice to see a healthy Au Sable

First book signing

My first Nexus book signing is this Sunday, at Schultz Outfitters. I’ll be doing a program ” Into the Mind of a Brown Trout” ( based on the Nexus book)…all you east siders in the Detroit/Ann Arbor/southern Michigan/Ohio area I welcome seeing you and would love to sign a book

Big Thaw coming…fresh chrome and brownies on their way!

The cold weather is finally over!!!- warming trend for the next two weeks will trigger fresh chrome steelhead and get big post-spawn truttasaurus browns hungry- Chris Robert Bamford from yesterday’s deep chill which I cant wait to see get the hell out of here-I’m done with winter!
Here is a nice chromer by

Winter Steelheading Continues

Steelhead fishing still remains spotty on the Pere Marquette River.  We finally received some rain last weekend which brought water levels up, it did however cool the river off again. Steelhead are really scattered through out the whole river. Fishing right now is the equivalent of being a Lions or

The brown bug

In the middle of May, a cornucopia of trout bugs create splendid dry-fly fishing.  It is my favorite time of year to fish the Au Sable.  Two caddis, the last hendrickson spinners, the first yellow stones, the first sulphurs, and the mahoganies.  But nothing quite compares to the ubiquitous brown

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