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Dec 3rd, 2013
Steve with Spey School success
I would like to give a big Thank You to all of our students this weekend from our annual Steelhead schools. It was great to get out with a good group of guys and share our knowledge with you. It was obvious from our Spey School attendance that fishing a swung fly is quickly becoming a technique that Great Lakes Steelhead anglers are really gravitating too. Fishing a swung fly truly is a fun way to fish and to "Fish the Process" with success is even more meaningful at the end of the day. The process begins with the cast and hopefully ends with a grab or a fish at the end of your line, but the pace associated with this type of fishing is far more enjoyable. Fishing over the past weekend was a bit challenging only from the river traffic standpoint, but remains good at this time. There are good numbers of fish in the system and things are looking great for our winter fishery. Look for fishing to get tough heading into the weekend with a very cold system moving in, however, once the river temps stabilize for a couple of days the fishing should pick back up. The roads and the ramps were in poor condition today so if you are heading out remember to bring a shovel, salt/sand, and take a few minutes to drain your trailer so you don't dump a bunch of cold water on the boat ramp. If you have a holiday steelhead wish give us a call as we have dates available and there are plenty of fish around to get that Christmas card photo!
Ron fishing on Day 1 of the School
Manistee River Tippy Area Map
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