Some good days

The slow thaw has made for some pretty good spring streamer fishing this past week.  Not every day has been killer, but most days have been more than good enough. The river is back to running clear and this should hang on right through the weekend.  While we all know

March 20, 2019

“A faithful friend is the medicine of life”  – Ecclesiastiucus

 

We have experienced a high water event over this past weekend, but the river is looking perfect right now!  The water temp has been cold, but that is changing daily and warming.  A few fish have been spawning,

Michigan DNR Fishing Report for March 20, 2019

Southwest Lower Peninsula

St. Joseph River: Steelhead have been caught near the Berrien Springs Dam. Anglers reported a good number as well as some large fishing being caught.

Grand River at Grand Rapids: Has high water levels and a swift current which made steelhead fishing a bit more difficult. Steelhead fishing should be good by the weekend.

Rogue River: Was high however water levels should recede by the end of the week.

Grand River near Lansing: The fish ladders are now open.

Muskegon: Pier anglers are out targeting steelhead and brown trout.

Muskegon River: Had very high-water levels at Newaygo and Bridgeton which will make fishing almost impossible. Hopefully the levels will drop by the weekend so the trout anglers can get out.

White River: May be a better option for steelhead fishing as water levels here tend to go up and down much faster. The North Branch would also be a good place to fish.

Northeast Lower Peninsula

Tawas River: The lower river was opening-up. A couple steelhead and suckers were caught on spawn.

Au Gres: Had poor ice conditions.

Au Gres River: The lower end of Whitney Drain below the Singing Bridge had a little open water where a couple steelhead were caught.

Northwest Lower Peninsula

Overall: All rivers in the area had extremely highwater levels which makes for difficult fishing conditions. If we do not get any more rain, conditions should improve by the weekend.

Spring Here to Stay?

Steelhead fishing the last couple of weeks on the Pere Marquette was pretty good, despite the colder weather and drop in the water levels.  Still not a lot of New Spring fish around,mostly Fall-Winter fish in the system. The river now is rising due to rains and melting snow

Part 2, March 17, 2019

Not much too add as far as conditions go from this morning’s brief report. The water dropped and cleared a little more during the day, but the bite never really did turn on, at least while we were out; That was one hack of a cold snap!

The weather is

March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Just a very brief update from me this morning then I will “try” to post a more full report this evening sometime…

Yesterday at 2:30pm. Green Cottage Gauge.This morning at 8:00am Green Cottage gauge. (Down 6”!)

it got very cold last night slowing the runoff and dropping

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