A few days, catching trout eaters

Discussion in 'North - North East Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by ausable_steelhead, May 7, 2018.

  1. ausable_steelhead

    ausable_steelhead

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    Hit the NE, and had a fun few days chasing fish. Mostly targeted eyes, but also found large lakers, some steelhead, and a few lost Atlantic’s. I saw one nice brown caught as well, and a feeding chinook cruising the shoreline.

    Shiners were around, but unfortunately...planters were the main target for loons, mergansers, terns, and corms. That’s just the air raid, as below is every bit as perilous.

    Caught fish casting, jigging, and drifting. I fished steel for a bit, and got a few on bobbers and beads. Walleye and lake trout came on stickbaits, jigs, and bait.

    Steelhead

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    Lake trout (and more eyes)

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    Nice work! Great pictures
     
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    Awesome! You’ll be eating good for awhile!
     
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    Nice work!!!
     
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    Nice pics, thanks for sharing
     
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    Great fish... one of the main reasons I love fishing here in Michigan is we have such a great variety of sport fish to target....I haven't be back to Au Sable for a month because I got sick but while I was there I got these...

    Any word if the Steelies are about done...not too many good days left I'm guessing? 9493.jpeg attachment-1.jpg 20180416_183109.jpg

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    I've heard of good numbers of Steelhead in the river, recently.
     
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    I fished it yesterday. There are still fish in the river on the beds. It was a great day.
     
  14. ausable_steelhead

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    Fishing has been good lately. The suckers have cleared out, so you can get at the others now. I’ve been on it the last two weeks, and wasn’t disappointed.

    I haven’t fished steel much at all since the opener, but have been focusing on eyeballs. Last Friday, I jigged up a really nice 30”, 10+lber. This week I got a 28”, also on a jig. Limits have been pretty attainable. Beautiful, clean eaters; with some nicer fish in the mix. Been a good spring! A bunch of pics...

    Last weekends action:
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