Any tips for fishing Tippy?

Discussion in 'North West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by yj_hank, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. JimP

    JimP Hunter gatherer Premium Member

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    Both Wellston restaurants, Annies and Mel's, were double and triple parked to capacity early this morning.
     
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  2. thousandcasts

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    How are the fish numbers up there this year? Thinking about heading to the combat zone next weekend. Last year there were more fish parked at Suicide than there were at Tippy...wondering if it's the same this year.
     
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  3. stickbow shooter

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    According to my buddy it's loaded up by the dam.
     
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    Today was first time I fished it in years and the numbers were Very low from what I can remember for this time of the run. The Tunk Hole had a TON of fish, but if you went upriver near the snaggers dock, it was significantly fewer fish. There were more people fishing down river than near the dam..... Something I've never seen before considering the stage of the run.
    Not sure where your buddy was, but I can guarantee you there were more people and more active fish down river than at the dam today.
     
  5. koditten

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    I thought there was plenty of fish. Definitely more than last year. I was in a boat and saw lots of pics of salmon. I only noticed a handful of rotten fish. Most were dark, but not black. The one I caught was very colorful.
     
  6. dinoday

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    I do better there than the dam most years.
    I saw at least as many , If not more than last year and the average size is definitely up.
     
  7. dirtyfisheyes187

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    Tell me where he parks and what he drives. I will pay him a visit
     
  8. jr28schalm

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    Sounds like a member on here , named stick bow
     
  9. GVDocHoliday

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    Now that's just funny.
     
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    Wait till he sees it..lmfao
     
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  11. GVDocHoliday

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    Lots of fish and lots of people. The state park lots were near capacity all night and the campground is full.

    Lots of camps down the powerline and anywhere along Dilling that'll fit a tent. Suicide bend and Sawdust Hole was an absolute sh*t-show yesterday and I'd expect as much today and this evening.

    The dam is loaded with fish.
     
  12. dinoday

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    I'm glad I was there last week!
     
  13. mikey

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    So is he really a guide or just someone who blasts through the river just to look cool?
     
  14. 357Maximum

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    NOPE, he uses a standard jetski with one of them double beer helmets (safety first) strapped to his noodle.....do try and pay attention will ya? :lol:
     
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  15. AdamBradley

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    Both lots full? Wow.... Glad I hung up my salmon gear a couple weeks back, nooooo thank you! If it was a shorter drive, I'd definitely come and get the free entertainment though!
     
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