Late autumn mixed bag

Discussion in 'North West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by ausable_steelhead, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. ausable_steelhead

    ausable_steelhead

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    Been fishing a rivermouth pretty steady, but the catching just hasn’t been consistent. Even when conditions have been ideal, the bite hasn’t always materialized. Even the surf has been off. Steel all around, have been bad in this area. Lake trout and coho have been plentiful. Lake trout are finishing spawning, while coho are on and off with their spawn, like usual. We’ve gotten an occasional brown as well, and they’re about like the coho, with some unspawned, and others recouping in post-spawn mode.

    The first hard cold snap(10*) for a couple nights initially shut them right down, and caused some icing. After a few days of acclimation, the bite picked up some again. When it’s rained, it’s poured, and the rivers have just gushed at times. That usually means fresh steel, but with the river in the 30’s, and the lake quite a bit warmer; it hasn’t happened with any consistency. Oh well.

    These are some of the fish that have been around:

     
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    nice pictures(fish) that brown, looks like he was having a tough spawn, or he's just been living his life under a log, good catch
     
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    Very nice looking fish!
     
  4. ausable_steelhead

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    He was certainly beat up, and in recoup mode after spawning. Still fought pretty well.
     
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    Nice fish, man.
     
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