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  1. Tackle Talk
    Wife wants to get back into river fishing for the big fish again. She used her old trusty spinning real last saturday and after 20 years was having too many problems Fishing with it, like forgetting to open the bail, not getting it closed tight enough before hook ups and a backlash that had me...
  2. North West Michigan Streams and Rivers
    I've been Fly Fishing for Trout,Steelhead and Salmon for over 30 yearrs. I've fished the White, Pm,Muskegon, Betsie, East branch of Augres river, Rifle, But not the Big or little Manistee and looking for someone to Fish with sometime. I just lost my Best Friend and Fishing Buddy of over 30...
  3. Center Pin Fishing
    I picked up a new centerpin last week from Newaygo fly shop. They posted it on their FB so I messaged them and they were able to put it up on their website for me to order online. They spooled it with some 15lb Bloodrun and also tossed in a couple flies for me. Very happy with my experience with...
  4. Big Lake Surf/ Pier Reports
    I am looking to get into west Michigan pier fishing and have some question about early December- late January. There is not much info regarding this specific time. What types of rod, reel, line should I be using? General consensus on these forums seems anywhere from 8-12 ft. I’m very curious...
  5. Fishing Stuff
    SOLD, thanks
  6. Trout Fishing, Fly Tying, Fly Fishing
    I'm new to fishing for steelhead on the rivers and streams. I have 7 foot walleye rods that I've used with success at Tippy Dam, but I was wondering if my 6 weight 9 foot fly rod with a spinning reel would work out for a few weeks to catch some steelhead? It does not have a fighting butt. I...
  7. Center Pin Fishing
    This has been my first year steelhead fishing. I’ve been out a couple times with a buddy of mine. He had me try float fishing with both a spinning rod and a center pin. I’d like to get a Centerpin rod and reel but want to get a better idea of what might work best for my set up. I’d like to keep...
  8. Upper Peninsula Michigan Streams and Rivers
    Heading to the UP this weekend and was hoping to find some trout, steelhead or salmon surf casting the rivermouths. Am I too late or too early? Definitely headed to the north shore. Any advice would be welcome. Am mostly thinking about west of Munising. Thanks in advance and cheers!
  9. Big Lake Cold Water Fishing Reports
    Hey there. I just bought my first boat a few weeks ago and I’ve been wanting to get out to Saugatuck to try for steelhead and salmon. My grandfather and I used to fish out there regularly when I was a young child, but haven’t been out there in probably 6 years. How is the fishing out there...
  10. Upper Peninsula Michigan Streams and Rivers
    The fishing is picking up! I just put a new report on our site. We are offering $50 Off guided trips through March. https://www.superioroutfitter.com/local-fishing-reports
  11. Upper Peninsula Michigan Streams and Rivers
    Hey all, I'm wanting to get into steelhead fishing more so than I have been before. I'm currently in Marquette, anyone know if the local rivers (within an hour) have steelhead during the winter? Or is it better to just wait til spring? Still pretty new to the area so any advice would help!
  12. Cold Water Species Fishing
    Anyone own this rod? If so, what are your opinions on it and what techniques do you use this rod for? Also, would this rod be able to handle chinook salmons ranging from 15-25 lbs?
  13. General Discussion
    Hey guys. I am interested in doing some steelhead fishing in GR this year. I have always been hesitant to steelhead fish because of the crowds by the dam, but I caught 2 while fishing for other species last spring, and ever since those silver fish have been calling me! I was only able to get out...
  14. Tackle Talk
    Hey all, the tackle bug bit me again and I'm thinking what, if any, heavier fly rod to get. I'm not a fly tackle only guy but got into it out of necessity for picky trout. If I'm comfortable with spinning/baitcasting tackle, is there a reason to have a heavier fly rod as well? I'm a so-so fly...
  15. South West Michigan Streams and Rivers
    I am planning to head south to the St Joe but I am not familiar with that area at all. Any advice on where to access the river for wading? I see on google maps a Benton, Riverview park I also see Jasper Dairy boat launch. Are these areas too far up river? And Another question is on spawn vs...
  16. Camping, Sight-seeing, Tourism, RVs
    Hey Guys! I'm looking for recommendations for camping spots for a fishing trip I'm taking in April in and around the Huron-Manistee National Forest. I'm looking to fish any of the big rivers... the Au Sable, Pere Marquette, Manistee, etc. for early steelhead and whatever else may be in the...
  17. Upper Peninsula Michigan Streams and Rivers
    I didn't make it out much last month as I have been busy with the arrival of my daughter and trying to keep the driveway clear of snow. We have had a very snowy February with nearly 90 inches falling on top of a good snow pack from January. I am now standing above the drifter when I shovel the...
  18. Introductions
    What’s up Michigan Sportsmen? My name is Red Hobbs and I initially signed up for this to get ice conditions around me. I was growing impatient waiting for the ice so I think I googled the conditions of the lakes near me. Wouldn’t ya know, I actually got ice conditions from this site and was...
  19. Big Lake Cold Water Fishing Reports
    Gents ... Just moved back to Michigan (Frankfort area) after 35+ years living & working in NJ. I have a 19' Robalo CC and a 16' Stealthcraft PD, neither of which is outfitted with down riggers and related big lake gear. But I am interested in the early spring stick bait/trolling fishery for...
  20. Upper Peninsula Michigan Streams and Rivers
    We have had some awesome weather this year in the U.P. and our rivers remain ice free for the most part and the trout bite has been on more often than not. I have been staying pretty local this year and concentrating on mostly "euro nymphing". It feels pretty familiar after using the always...
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