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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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6th Street Dam, fishing report, grand rapids, grand river, Grand River Fishing Report, Michigan fishing report, Michigan Fly Fishing Report, Pere Marquette River Fishing Report, steelhead, trout, west michigan -

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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6th Street Dam, brown trout, fishing report, Fly fishing, grand rapids, grand river, Grand River Fishing Report, king salmon, Michigan Fly Fishing Report, Rogue River, Rogue River Fishing Report, steelhead, west michigan -

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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