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Steelhead fishing in the Grand River and surrounding tributaries has been good, but the weather continues to dampen the action. There are plenty of fish around, but dropping water temperatures can make it difficult to get fish to cooperate. Nymphing egg patterns and nymphs is consistent, and swinging spey flies is an option, but not necessarily a numbers thing.

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Last night we got some much needed rain. The Rogue River came up and peaked around 360 cfs. It is flowing with a light coffee stain. The gauge on the Grand River is back online and currently sitting around 4500 cfs and rising.  This rain should push some fish up the ladder setting us up for a great week of steelhead fishing. Swinging has been productive the last couple of days, try some flashier flies like Feenstra's Grapefruit Leech or Aquatic Nuisance. Bright egg flies and big stones are great options for indicator fishing. 

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Salmon are here! The high water brought in a wave of fresh Kings, Coho, and a few Steelhead. The sixth street dam is loaded with fish, as well as anglers. They are moving upstream at a steady pace. It sounds crazy after all that flooding two weeks ago, but we could actually use another shot of rain. But regardless of that, fishing has been awesome. September is truly an incredible time to be an angler in Michigan.  Northern rivers have plenty of fish, and they are just starting to spawn. Looks like it will be a great season with lots...

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Although it's not officially gone, this Summer was overall pretty awesome. Trout were great before the dry spell, and smallmouth carried us through the rest. Now we are prepping for Autumn, and all it's splendor. Crisp mornings, vibrant colors, and leaping chrome.  Sounds like there are some King Salmon at 6th Street, as well as a few Steelhead. Doesn't sound like the Coho swarm has arrived yet, but I'm sure they are weeks, if not days out.  Trout fishing has been great lately from all the rain, primarily with streamers. Wade with caution however, since many of the rivers are...

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What a ridiculous Spring season it's been so far. Rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, freezing rain, ice pellets, and even thunder have made things less than predictable.  Overall, fishing has been good. Quite good actually. The Grand River and Rogue River have a good mix of winter and spring fish. Even though there are lots of steelhead around, it still feels more like early February than mid April. That's finally going to change this weekend.  It seems our final push of Steelhead are moving up river right now. 6th Street dam is seeing lots of new chrome fish. We're talking...

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