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Fishing has been steady over the past week, with steelhead and trout being our main targets. Day to day, it’s been all over the map. Good one day, slow the next. For someone looking to sneak away from the family and get on the water, it’s certainly a good time to do so. Despite the high water, the fish are often times willing to play if you put your time in, work each hole thoroughly, and stay determined.The steelhead bite has been pretty decent in general, but wouldn’t say it’s good. This is probably due to the high, dirty, cold...

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Grand River Fishing Report, Michigan Fly Fishing Report, steelhead, west michigan -

It's downright COLD. Unseasonably cold. Feels more like January than November. Last night in Grand Rapids, it got down to 12 degrees. Up north, single digits. We've also had a good amount of snow already, and even more in the northern part of Michigan. Some areas got over 8 inches in one day, and are now stacked with over 20 inches in certain areas. A 10 minute drive to the shop took 30 mins a couple days ago. Unreal. Needless to say, the fishing has been tough. Water temps are way down, and ice is starting to form on the...

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After the high water, the rivers are finally starting to stabilize and level out. The rain has changed to snow, and we are looking forward to some seriously chilly weather. Early next week will be very cold, but thankfully, there are no major rainstorms predicted so the water levels won't be impacted at all. There are plenty of steelhead in the rivers, and fishing overall has been pretty solid. Sometimes it takes all day to find one, but hard work is generally rewarded. November is a special month. The steelhead are aggressive, and haven't quite settled into their winter spots....

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Euronymphing, Michigan Fly Fishing Report, Pere Marquette River, steelhead, west michigan -

Happy Halloween! Seems like our Fall weather is about to disappear, and we are entering a cold period for the next week or so. Nothing too bad, but certainly below average for this time of year.  Last weekend, the entire state of Michigan got a nice shot of rain, upwards of 3 inches in places. The rivers are still high, but are trying to come down. Just as they start to drop, we get another little storm passing through, dumping enough rain to slow the drop. Guess it's better than low water, but it presents problems for the wading angler....

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6th Street Dam, grand rapids, Grand River Fishing Report, Michigan Fly Fishing Report, Rogue River, Rogue River Fishing Report, steelhead, Steelhead Flies, Swing Flies, west michigan -

Steelhead are still rolling in, and King numbers are low. Within the next week they will basically be gone, but I guess there are a couple fresh Salmon still coming upstream. There are still some fish spawning, but for the most part, they are done. It was an epic season with some big dawgs.  We have shifted gears to steelhead and trout. Steelhead are off to a great start, with lots of fish showing up. The Fall run will keep coming in over the next month, and by late November, most of the fall steelhead will be inland. Generally speaking,...

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