This Fall has certainly been interesting, and at times a bit frustrating. With August-like weather leeching into the king salmon run and scattered, short-lived rainfall across most of the lower peninsula, many of us are hoping for a long cold soak. Many steelhead anglers are happy to see lower, fairly consistent temperatures ahead.
The run of king salmon is tapering down and a few coho are being found. Steelhead numbers are increasing. Swinging bright, sparse baitfish patterns is a great option.
Brown trout have been caught behind spawning kings using egg flies, and some are eager to eat larger brown bugs like the pats rubber legs. Who can blame them for wanting the occasional piece of bacon with their scramble?
Streamer fishing has also produced some fantastic eats, but prepare for a long hard grind to make it happen! Change flies often and hit the deep spots.
Good luck to everyone getting out this weekend!