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Lots of water lately. It seems to be the norm this year. Most rivers are high from all the rain the past week but are dropping into shape nicely. Also had a wild snow squall over the weekend that wasn't exactly predicted, and dumped a huge amount of wet, heavy snow. So much so, that tons of trees and limbs were folded right into the rivers. So a lot of the spots you're familiar with may have been affected. Keep it in mind if you're planning on floating this weekend, and definitely bring a saw.    Steelhead are out there....

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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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This past week has been quite good. Swing bite has been good, as well as the nymph program. Still have to work for them, but with the water temps stabilized, they have been pretty cooperative.  Fish numbers are good basically everywhere. The Grand, Muskegon, PM, White, and Manistee have plenty of fish. More are on the way in the coming weeks.  Egg patterns in Cream, Apricot, and McCheese are good this time of year as a lot of the dead eggs start to tumble. Clown eggs with these base colors, with a touch of bright orange or pink would also...

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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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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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