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Happy New Year! Thanks for all the support last year!  Fishing has been pretty good lately, up until we got absolutely blasted with rain a few nights ago. Grand Rapids received over 2.5 inches of rain very quickly. Most of the rivers in West Michigan right now are still quite high from that storm system, but are receding and should be in better shape soon.  Looks like the month of January is going to be warmer than average. Always nice having a mild winter, since it makes steelhead fishing so much easier. Hopefully we don't have a repeat of last...

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Merry Fishmas to all!  Steelhead fishing has been pretty darn good with the little warm up over the weekend. Water was about perfect, with a slight stain and a nice level. Fish were active and playful.  Mainly on bright clown eggs and hex flies.  Trout bite was good too. Stoneflies and caddis were working fine.  The rest of this week looks to be pretty chilly, but by the weekend it should warm up, and stay that way for the rest of next week. Should be good for some Christmas angling! Not much else to add on the steelhead front. Fish...

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High cold dirty water continue to plague us this season. It's making things quite difficult, but some days have been really solid. Couple people we have talked to had some really good days last weekend. There are fish out there, but you really have to work for them. Not only are the fish pretty lethargic most days, but getting flies down to their level, and convincing them to eat has been a challenge in it's own right. Most people we talk to have said the same thing all across the state.  The past few days have been quite cold, with...

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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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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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