Headed out in the morning on the Rifle.

Discussion in 'North - North East Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by RDH79, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. RDH79

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    Finally got my stuff around after chasing Walleye for 3 months.Going to hit some holes as water as really low here around M-55.Going to try beads for the first time I am usually a diehard spinner fisherman.Will report back on what I find and conditions.Going to be nice to drive 1/2 a mile to fish instead of going to Bay City or Saginaw.

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    How'd the bead trip go? Thinking same method tomorrow.
     

  3. RDH79

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    Ended up with kid home from school so plans changed.Going Thursday will let you guys know how it went.

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  4. RDH79

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    Fished a few spots with no luck the river is lower than I have ever seen it in March.Time to go chase something else till we get some warm rain.

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  5. Brougham

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    Quick trip last night. Beads. Steelie and a brown.
     
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    Lowest in 10 years, at this time. Was low a couple years ago, not quite this low.
     
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    When the weather warms, next week, the ground will start thawing again. That will muddy-up the water, and increase the flow.
     
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    When the 2' thick slabs of ice in the woods melt it'll be at flood stage! Lmao!
     
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    Most likely, most of the ice piled below Greenwood, above does not have too much. I did see about 4-5 acres of slabs in a flat area when wandering a couple weeks ago. It was about 4 foot deep, well away from the bank.
     
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    Went for a quick walk this morning no steelies but caught a couple Brown.Water is still low but better than last week this snow should provide the runoff to bring the big push of steelies next week. 0403180938.jpg 0403180939.jpg

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    Haven't seen much for fresh fish around the M55 area.Next weekend it should start getting good once it warms up next week and melts this snow.I live 1/8 of a mile from the river so I will keep you guys posted.

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    I do want to add though that there are fish to be had just not a good push of fresh fish.Just have to do some walking.

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    Awesome. Thanks for the response. I will probably try the lower or head a little North

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