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Tony and I launched out of the Tawas River this morning. Cold again with snow flakes in the air. Water color was great, brown and green with temps up to 35. Ended up going 2 for 2 with a couple nice eater browns. 1.7-2.0 with black and silver husky jerks caught both fish. Lots of ice still floating up in the bay east of the dock but most of the ice in front of the state launch is gone. Actually saw a pontoon coming out of there.
Tonight’s dinner!
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Tony and I launched out of the Tawas River this morning. Cold again with snow flakes in the air. Water color was great, brown and green with temps up to 35. Ended up going 2 for 2 with a couple nice eater browns. 1.7-2.0 with black and silver husky jerks caught both fish. Lots of ice still floating up in the bay east of the dock but most of the ice in front of the state launch is gone. Actually saw a pontoon coming out of there.
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Way to start the season! Nice looking fish.
 

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Tony and I launched out of the Tawas River this morning. Cold again with snow flakes in the air. Water color was great, brown and green with temps up to 35. Ended up going 2 for 2 with a couple nice eater browns. 1.7-2.0 with black and silver husky jerks caught both fish. Lots of ice still floating up in the bay east of the dock but most of the ice in front of the state launch is gone. Actually saw a pontoon coming out of there.
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Way to get em Andy!! Nice!!
 

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Nice browns Andy! 😀 wish they'd start stocking them again up there. Sounds like the old tried and true smelt colored huskys still working. 😀 Been out last 2 day out on the bay here. Big eyes with tight eggs still roaming. Ice bergs here and there and 35 degree water. Too much rain. Need some temps to warm the water so the perch run...
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Nice browns Andy! 😀 wish they'd start stocking them again up there. Sounds like the old tried and true smelt colored huskys still working. 😀 Been out last 2 day out on the bay here. Big eyes with tight eggs still roaming. Ice bergs here and there and 35 degree water. Too much rain. Need some temps to warm the water so the perch run...
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I hear you on the browns. Couple of beautiful fish there Ralph!
 

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We once caught browns, Lakers, a steelhead and a king on the same morning. Freshly cleaned, we grilled up one of each species using the same Monreal Steak seasoning. The ones we cooked were al about four-five pounds. We all agreed on the ranking on the taste of the fish being:
1) lake trout
2) king
3) brown
4) steelhead

I smoked some lake trout, salmon and walleyes last year and everybody that tried all of them agreed that the walleye was far better. Try that some time.
 

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We once caught browns, Lakers, a steelhead and a king on the same morning. Freshly cleaned, we grilled up one of each species using the same Monreal Steak seasoning. The ones we cooked were al about four-five pounds. We all agreed on the ranking on the taste of the fish being:
1) lake trout
2) king
3) brown
4) steelhead

I smoked some lake trout, salmon and walleyes last year and everybody that tried all of them agreed that the walleye was far better. Try that some time.
Lake trout to me are the best smoked fish there is. They don’t dry out like the other salmon/trout do. As far as grill or oven browns, Atlantics and coho are all tied. Walleye to me is a completely different thing like pork or beef. Love them both.
Tony and I had a catch like that a couple years ago. Lots of cooking options. Love them all.
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Edit: You’re right about those small lakers being delicious too. Big ones get smoked.
 

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Tony and I launched out of the Tawas River this morning. Cold again with snow flakes in the air. Water color was great, brown and green with temps up to 35. Ended up going 2 for 2 with a couple nice eater browns. 1.7-2.0 with black and silver husky jerks caught both fish. Lots of ice still floating up in the bay east of the dock but most of the ice in front of the state launch is gone. Actually saw a pontoon coming out of there.
Tonight’s dinner! View attachment 824909
Awesome job Andy!!
 
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