Snow bite on the Au Sable

Discussion in 'North - North East Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by ausable_steelhead, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. ausable_steelhead

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    Fished Thurs/Fri, and did pretty good on Atlantic salmon. I didn’t fish steel much, and put most of my effort for the salmos.

    The run is past peak, but still fair numbers around. All stages of the spawn are currently present, with a few late, new fish showing up still.

    I landed a very nice steelhead and went 1-2 on Atlantic’s opening day. Friday didn’t find any steel, but went 6-8 on Atlantic’s. By far my best outing for them. Not sure if it was the snow or what. Spawnbags under a bobber was, and has been, my mainstay for these fish all fall. Love having them around if steel are tough!


     
  2. Swampbuckster

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    Those fish look so awesome! Nice job!
     
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    Great pictures, those Atlantic's are beautiful looking fish. Even those dark, beat up fish look awesome. Nice job!
     
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    WOW! Nice day fishing! Congratulations!
     
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  5. piscatorial warrior

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    Have you eaten one yet Jon? I'm curious how they are as table fare.
     
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  6. ausable_steelhead

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    I haven’t eaten one; not a big fish eater. Spring would be deal for eating. I’ve kept a couple hens, and froze the heads. Most have been released.

    They’re a cool fish. Visually, they are very entertaining. They can be so weird, so frustrating, so aggressive. I’ve patterned a couple things from fishing them. Some fights are rather dull; some pretty good. Obviously they’re not at their best in the fall. They’ve most certainly changed the game on the AS! Some more pics from Friday:

     
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  7. andyotto

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    They fight that way on the big lake too. Some come right in and then go nuts right at the boat. Others are a great fight the whole time.
     
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    Those are some great looking Atlantics and love seeing photos! Such a good run this fall!!
     
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    Your right the snow bite was awesome on the Au Sable on Friday! We were up stream in the Big Waters and streamer fished the afternoon after deer hunting. Saw some huge browns chasing and landed 3. Something about that day the fish liked.

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    See a lot of fish pics but those a re two really nice shots!
     
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  11. fishondave

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    Saw you Thursday morning. Had a good time on AuSable, lost a nice Steele and my buddy and I each caught our first Atlantic Salmon. 6EB23CDB-7B9D-437E-AF00-D95F214CC81E.jpeg 3637A87D-BEA0-4240-8C24-86341108F703.jpeg 6EB23CDB-7B9D-437E-AF00-D95F214CC81E.jpeg 3637A87D-BEA0-4240-8C24-86341108F703.jpeg 6EB23CDB-7B9D-437E-AF00-D95F214CC81E.jpeg 6EB23CDB-7B9D-437E-AF00-D95F214CC81E.jpeg 3637A87D-BEA0-4240-8C24-86341108F703.jpeg
     
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  13. Bighunther

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    Thanks for the reports guys.
     
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    Thank you for reports and pictures,
     
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    Are the Atlantic's available in AuSable all winter similar to Steelhead? Curious if they hold, or run in and out with conditions ?