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Fishing has been strong lately. Lots of willing fish on small nymphs and pale colored eggs. Large stones, pheasant tails, and copper johns have been good choices, as well as small nuke eggs and clown eggs. Sometimes sizing down your tippet to 6lb fluoro can get more bites, and you've still got a shot at landing the fish since the water is in the mid thirties. The handful of steelhead we landed this past weekend really didn't fight much at all. Just a few big headshakes, a boil on the surface, then from there it was just tug of war....

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Water is up and dirty right now, but starting to drop and clear. There are steelhead around, but most of us have been targeting trout. Nymphing for them has been good, with the occasional steelhead hookup to keep it interesting. Steelhead numbers are quite low it seems, but sounds like there are some fresh ones showing up everywhere with the high water. Hopefully the Spring run is strong, like it usually is. Depending on the water, we could see them early if the water temps stay cold for a prolonged amount of time. Sounds like there are already some fish spawning in certain...

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Happy New Year! Thanks for all the support last year!  Fishing has been pretty good lately, up until we got absolutely blasted with rain a few nights ago. Grand Rapids received over 2.5 inches of rain very quickly. Most of the rivers in West Michigan right now are still quite high from that storm system, but are receding and should be in better shape soon.  Looks like the month of January is going to be warmer than average. Always nice having a mild winter, since it makes steelhead fishing so much easier. Hopefully we don't have a repeat of last...

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Merry Fishmas to all!  Steelhead fishing has been pretty darn good with the little warm up over the weekend. Water was about perfect, with a slight stain and a nice level. Fish were active and playful.  Mainly on bright clown eggs and hex flies.  Trout bite was good too. Stoneflies and caddis were working fine.  The rest of this week looks to be pretty chilly, but by the weekend it should warm up, and stay that way for the rest of next week. Should be good for some Christmas angling! Not much else to add on the steelhead front. Fish...

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High cold dirty water continue to plague us this season. It's making things quite difficult, but some days have been really solid. Couple people we have talked to had some really good days last weekend. There are fish out there, but you really have to work for them. Not only are the fish pretty lethargic most days, but getting flies down to their level, and convincing them to eat has been a challenge in it's own right. Most people we talk to have said the same thing all across the state.  The past few days have been quite cold, with...

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