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Safe to say the leaves are in full Autumn colors right now, and it's pretty spectacular. Makes for a nice backdrop during a long day on the water.  This last weekend was wet, windy, and sometimes bright and sunny. Got fairly cold at night, and made things sort of challenging overall. Had a great time though, and caught a few fish along the way.  Trout fishing will remain strong, and steelhead numbers have increased greatly. The King run is dissipating, with maybe another push of fish yet to come. Seemed like the egg bite for trout was tough over the...

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We are on the leading edge of arguably the best fishing of the year. Water temps are dropping to a lower level, and fish activity is really ramping up. Salmon run is slightly past peak, Steelhead are showing up, and the trout fishing is getting really good. We are recovering from the high water last week, and nearly all the rivers impacted are now down and approachable again. They are still on the high side, but not nearly what they were 6 days ago. The weekend weather forecast is pretty crazy, with a dip in temps, and another hit of...

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It's officially Fall, and we couldn't be happier. By far the most popular season among anglers, it provides countless fishing options and techniques. Weather permitting, it can really be a magical time to be on the water, with comfortable temps, great scenery, and active fish.    We've received mass amounts of rain in the past few days, and it's not done yet. Flood warnings have been issued for several counties in West Michigan. After today however, seems like the rain will stop, allowing the rivers to drop and clear. Even though high water makes fishing challenging, (if not impossible), it's...

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The trout opener is this Saturday, and we couldn't be more excited. All that means, is certain regulations change for certain rivers this weekend. Some rivers open up, and keeping trout in permissible rivers becomes legal. There are many trout streams that are "open" all year, but they are catch and release only during the off season. Check your local river for tackle restrictions, slot limits, access, etc etc. One fantastic resource for the trout angler is the all new Flyfishers Guide to Michigan.It's loaded with maps, access sites, fly patterns, and a brief history of each river. Great resource for...

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Lots of rain lately. And snow. And any combination of the two. Typical weather for this time of year, but it seems reluctant to warm up. Thankfully the weather looks really nice next week, with temps in the mid 60's nearly everyday. It should improve everything; fish, bugs, plants, people's moods, etc etc.   The snowstorm on Sunday took the entire state by surprise. Most people were expecting a nice little dusting, but we ended up receiving a full on blizzard, with some places getting over 14". Pretty tough to deal with, especially when just last weekend it was 72...

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