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  1. Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes
    I'm taking my family back next week for their first lake vacation in MI. We're going to Leelanau next week and I was hoping to put my boy on some walleye, trout, or really anything, but those two would be nice. Any advice in terms of gear, techniques, and locales would be much appreciated.
  2. Trout Fishing, Fly Tying, Techniques
    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...
  3. Icefishing UP inland lakes and big lake bays
    I'm from Minnesota possibly going to school at Michigan Tech in Houghton. Spend a lot of time fishing brook/splake/rainbow lakes in northern MN curious what opportunities are available nearby Houghton. MI DNR information I've found is somewhat conflicting and difficult to find what lakes are...
  4. Trout Fishing, Fly Tying, Techniques
    Barbless hooks are typically associated with fly fishing or special regulations. What should your average bait flinger do if they want to catch fish just for fun rather than for the frying pan? If fishing barbless sounds silly to you then skip reading any further. I think many seasoned...
  5. 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!
  6. General Discussion
    Michigan Sea Grant has a new web page with a video and other resources for salmon and trout ID. https://www.michiganseagrant.org/salmonid/ It includes pink salmon, which have been showing up in some odd places this year. Look for large, oval-shaped spots on a forked caudal (tail) fin. Pinks...
  7. Fishing Stuff
    Shakespeare wonder rod 7’6” fy-b310 line # 6 presidential $40.00 Located in South Lyon
  8. Fishing Stuff
    New Fenwick Eagle gtf 865-2 8’6” swt moderate with pflueger medalist fly reel. $100.00 located in South Lyon
  9. South West Michigan Streams and Rivers
    I moved to East Lansing for work in August after being in eastern Virginia for a few years, just getting back into trout fishing. Grew up fishing in the Wolverine/Gaylord area, but don't have much stream knowledge here. I know streams are unmentionable, can anybody PM me some places where I...
  10. Introductions
    Looking for fly fishing honey holes around Fenton Michigan! Holler! Also, what kinda fish is this?
  11. South East Michigan Streams and Rivers
    New to the forum and new to fly fishing Michigan. From Atlanta GA and have fly fished the Chattahoochee some. Just picked up a new rig from Red Fox (6wt 9ft Clearwater rod with a lamson guru 2 reel). Couldn’t wait to take it out for a test run so threw out a couple of wooly buggers on the...
  12. Wanted to Buy
    Hello fly fisherman, I am looking to purchase trout flies and/or a fly tying setup. I mostly fish the Au Sable river and I am looking for dries, nymphs and streamers. Also looking for a fly tying setup, including vice and materials. Please let me know what you have. Tight lines!
  13. Out of State Fishing
    Hello fly fisherman, I am driving out to Bozeman, MT this August (17th) and have one day set aside to fish. The plan is to hire a guide for a full day float trip. I am considering either an overnight in Fort Smith, MT with a full day float on the Bighorn river or an overnight in Livingston, MT...
  14. Product Reviews
    Anybody have anything on these boats, the company, customer service, anything good, bad or ugly. Thanks
  15. Fishing Stuff
    I have a wide assortment of salmon rigs I am getting rid of and also an almost new salmon/muskie net. (2) Shimano Talora 8' wire rods with roller eyes/roller tip with Diawa SG47LCA Sealine reels spooled with wire. $425 for the pair (1) Browning Silaflex 10' dipsy rod with a Diawa 57LC reel...
  16. Upper Peninsula Michigan Streams and Rivers
    Has anyone been on the Escanaba lately? I'll be in Gladstone next week and I have a half day to look for some trout. I'll be using spinners probably. I notice on this forum a few people suggest entering at Deshambo's Landing. Is this a good spot to wade for a while? I'd like to stay within an...
  17. Lk. St. Clair and St. Clair River
    Had some luck on my side yestrrday. Hit buddys dock from 745-930 last night til the rain got too hard. Tried a new yellow and orange daredevle and it paid off. Caught a lil coho 10 mins in then 15 mins later bonked a big old greaser. Got 2 walleye a bit later on a twister.
  18. 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...
  19. Trout Fishing, Fly Tying, Techniques
    I have 3 fly rods an 8wt, 9wt and 5 wt. I fish for salmon and steelhead in the spring and fall. This is my favorite, what I spend the most time doing, and what really got me back into fly fishing after only doing it for bluegills when I was really young. In the summer I do a lot of pike/musky...
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