2020 fall salmon

Discussion in 'North West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by longline69, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. longline69

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    was just wondering if anyone knows if the kings are running big again this year.last couple years their have been some brutes
     
  2. Bob Hunter

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    Yes
     
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  3. nighttime

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    Still big but not as many reports of the 30#’ers like last year. Fish still have a little time to fatten up....
     
  4. michcats

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    Lets all pray for some repeat of last year
     
  5. Fishndude

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    After the 2nd week of August, the mature Kings pretty much quit eating.
     
  6. Mr Burgundy

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    Cant wait for salmon season. Both on the west side and mid state coho action. Last year was an absolute amazing year. I had lots of double digit days for coho and kings. Few more weeks and there should be some more fish around.
     
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    I hope the water cools some or they'll be boots before they make it half way up the river lol
     
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  8. Fishndude

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    I wonder, if people aren't wearing masks, and aren't practicing social distancing, will the State shut down some of the most popular areas? Tippy, Homestead, 6th Street, etc.
     
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  9. Mr Burgundy

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    That's a very good question. They already did it at tippy once.
     
  10. Mr Burgundy

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    That happened a couple years ago. They sat in the bay and basically boiled until the first good rain. Then all shot up at once, boy were those some zombies that year! Still had fun though!!
     
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    Was it 3 or 4 summers ago where the PM was already stacked with some big pods at this time? We had a cool summer and it was a little after the 4th they started showing up. Buddy and I were trout fishing and came to a hole with at least 30 kings in it. We instantly walked back, drove home, grabbed our kang gear, and came back. Haven't had a cool summer like that since.
     
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  12. Fishndude

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    I'm sure there are some parr-boiled Kings in the lower Betsie, right now. They will always run upstream after a heavy rain in mid-late summer. And when that happens in August, a ton of them will get trapped, and die in low warm water. But enough make it to keep that crazy run going, right?
     
  13. michcats

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    Im ready to see the first pics start rolling in come on fall!!!!!
     
  14. Mr Burgundy

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    Shhhhhh lol.
     
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  15. Mr Burgundy

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    Theres a few rivers on the west side that had some fish already