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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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As you probably know by now, our salmon season was fantastic this year. Lots of huge fish were caught, many more were lost. The strength of these fish will never cease to amaze. CHECK OUT THE NEW FILSON UPLAND GEAR!   The King Salmon are a mainstay of our fishery. They provide an opportunity for anglers of all skill levels to encounter some truly massive fish. Resident trout also feed heavily on their eggs, giving them a protein boost to sustain them through the winter.  Aside from that, they bring in huge amounts of business to communities that rely on that...

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It's no secret, the Kings are running strong. They are basically everywhere at this point. With the recent rains, more fish have arrived locally, as well as up north. However, most of the fish are inland and spawning. They are quite large this year, with several fish in the upper 20 pound range landed. Coho have been running strong as well, with a few steel starting to show up.  The salmon will continue to do their thing all month. It's a great way to get a buddy into the sport of fly fishing. Simply seeing these gigantic fish in such...

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Fishing continues to be great, both locally and up north. Lots of Kings, Coho, and trout have been caught lately. There are some steelhead showing up, but the main fall run is still a couple weeks out.  We are currently at "peak" salmon fishing. There is probably another push of Kings inbound, but it's safe to say the majority of them are in the rivers and spawning. Meanwhile, the trout fishing has been incredible.  Streamer bite has been good too. Small flashy flies on bright days have been productive.  There have been a few reports of steelhead caught on the...

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