Just got back from a four day fishing trip in the UP. Water was high again as last year. What surprised us the most was how the high waters have channeled the river where I have fished for over forty years. Spots that were not knee deep and had rock where you could see the bottom are not about three or four feet deep channeled in the center. And these go on for a long way downstream. Also with the ground saturated as bad as it is there were so many white pines and other trees blown over and exposing large areas of sand on the banks. There were places where trees fell on top of trees in the river. Never seen anything like it before. We did not catch many younger fish at all and wonder if the high waters the last two years has had an adverse effect on young of the year? At 62 do not know if I will be fishing long enough to see the recovery here. Tons of sugar sand in the river where the channels end and hard to walk through. When you get to the end of a sand run you will step down about a foot onto the hard pan again. Hope it gets blown off that gravel some way or another. We caught the least amount of fish ever but did manage a few nice brookies. Mosquitos were way down but the no see um's made up for that. Kind of feeling bad about the river and contemplating fishing further west in the future for a while. Still is always fun to get up there.