11/14/09 Made it up to do some steelheading. Arrived at the homestead dam on the betsie at 6am. Only car in the lot should have known that was a bad sign. Fished with spawn, spinners, and cranks with no takers. Waded all the way down to the next access point with only a handfull of anglers, only saw one fish taken maybe 4-7 pounds. There were still some skanky salmon around in the shallows maybe four or five that i saw. Called it quits at 10am and headed to tippy dam. Fished from around 1130 untill 2. Saw no decent steelie taken besides 6-10 inch smolts. A few people were catching some small browns 8-12 inch. From there went to the PM with absolutley no action and no anglers. I am new to steelheading this year and was told this is usually a great time for it. So whats the deal? Not enough rain? Too warm? Anyone else out there have any luck or tips for a newbie?