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Our steelhead season is rolling right along here in West Michigan. Lots of fish around, as well as some lingering salmon. All methods are in play right now, keeping us busy at the shops and on the water.  Fishing has become tougher by the day however, due to dropping and clearing water. Steelhead become quite wary in low and clear water, especially on bright days with lots of angling pressure. Some days they can seem untouchable. Swinging can actually be a fairly productive method, simply because you can position yourself way upstream from the hole and lessen your chances of...

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Steelhead have officially started to show up in good numbers. Unlike last week, most rivers in the state have fishable numbers now. The rains brought in a fresh batch of fish, and with the dropping water, things are setting up nicely. Yes, there are still kings around, but they are basically done. The ones remaining are spawning, and will continue to do so for a couple weeks. Watch for the trout bite to improve as salmon spawning decreases, as each individual egg suddenly becomes more valuable when compared to 3 three weeks ago, when a trout could engorge itself daily...

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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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