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Last night we got some much needed rain. The Rogue River came up and peaked around 360 cfs. It is flowing with a light coffee stain. The gauge on the Grand River is back online and currently sitting around 4500 cfs and rising.  This rain should push some fish up the ladder setting us up for a great week of steelhead fishing. Swinging has been productive the last couple of days, try some flashier flies like Feenstra's Grapefruit Leech or Aquatic Nuisance. Bright egg flies and big stones are great options for indicator fishing. 

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Steelhead fishing is improving daily, and the weather looks promising. The Grand River is still fishing well, and will only get better. Looks like there is a good amount of rain headed our way tonight, so fishing will likely be great by the weekend. Egg flies in Apricot, Golden, and Creams are great options, as well as swinging. Dakota found this fish in our secret spot.  A few of us spent this weekend up north, and found a few fish. Things were tricky because the water was so low, but we were able to find some spots that were deep...

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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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