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Discussion in 'North West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by PunyTrout, Apr 28, 2018.
Good luck everyone. The long Winter is finally over. Time to get your fix...
Just scraped the frost of my windshield. High of 42 today and the river is blown still. Typically trout opener!!!
I'm on my way to work :-(
Wife is at work. Hanging at home with the three kiddos. Grandma is taking the 2 little ones for a couple hours this afternoon and my 8 year old wants to turkey hunt rather than trout fish. What's wrong with kids these days? Lol. I must say I would rather turkey hunt than walleye or bass fish though.
Holy hell is it cold up here!!
Sorry. Poor choice of words. I should have said, "The long wait is finally over..." instead. I'll be looking forward to some warmer temps. Maybe Monday. If anyone braved the cold weather and caught fish, hats off to you. Post a picture if you can.
No fish. One stuck truck. Time for a nap!
Looking back through all the years, I have never really done well for the Opener. Steelhead yes, just not the trout. I’m sure this year isn’t much better.
My best fishing always occurs mid to late May
Also, the last few weeks of September are nice too. But, there's a lot of water to flow under the bridge between now and then...
Well, it’s opening day and the temp finally got up to freezing – 32.5* at 3:52 pm, with a stiff 17-20 mph north wind. I can’t get within 2 miles of the beaver ponds I want to try because there is still knee deep snow all the way in. So, this morning I went to the lumber yard instead and had to borrow a hand-sledge to break the ice off the lumber pile and knock out the six 2x4s I needed. Guess the brookies will have to wait a while. Sheesh.
Fishings slow, waters cold. high and dark . Today is especially encouraging with the cold front and 20 mph north wind. Yep it's opening of trout season. I'll actually trout fish for a couple weeks and before you know it will time for drakes and then hex!
Burr it was cold this morning. Had to fire up a hand warmer to tie hooks on. LOL. Lots of people out, which was good to see. Just over 16" brown was biggest. Caught several in the 10 to 11" range. Took them a little while to get warmed up and biting. Stopped by a couple trout camps. Great to see old friends. Life is good!
I couldn't believe how many people were at Walhalla and then a couple places on the south branch.
Not one picture?
Had to cut wood today!
Posted on behalf of my buddy @Big Medicine.