Nice afternoon fish

Discussion in 'North West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by ausable_steelhead, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. ausable_steelhead

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    Hit a trib I haven’t fished since salmon were around, and had a nice little bite. Went 5-6, getting them on coho spawn under a bobber. The fish I lost was on a bead, with the cold causing the anti-reverse to fail, which cost me that one.

    They were active and fought well in that cold water. Got a couple jumps, and some good runs out of them. Two holes produced 3 apiece. It was right away on the runs that held fish. All were released.

     
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    Nice report! And nice fish!
     
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    Those purple ones are gorgeous...thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nice catch and thanks for the great pictures!
     
  6. ausable_steelhead

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    There is nothing wrong with winter color, especially on fresher fish. Love the purples, pinks and blues!
     
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    Nice job. I pulled the plug on the surf. Put all my gear away. Sad sad day.
     
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    It was 16* that day, but the winds were light from the E, so I went for it. These fish were less than a half mile from the lake.
     
  9. jmaddog8807

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    Nice lookin fish Jon.
     
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    Thanks man. You hitting the A this winter?
     
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    Oh yea, just wrapping up my hunting season, so I have not made it to the east side yet. But I got a new rod tied up that is beggin for some Ausable chrome. Probably going to make a trip up soon as I have about 10 days off for the holidays!