Pere Marquette Fishing Report
Oct 28th, 2014
Kean with a fat fall brown on a streamer
The Pere Marquette looks good and is fishing well if your into the pursuit of some brown trout on a streamer. While the browns are on or for the most part really close to gravel. We did find a few in the dropback position. Late Oct is historically the spawning time for these resident trout and if they are on the rocks we leave them alone. But post-spawn trout love to take a streamer and put on the pounds after mother nature calls.
Water levels are low and clear but temps are perfect (before friday and chance of snow) for some really good streamer fishing. Best patterns were baitfish in more natural colors because we had most of the day with a high sun.
Steelhead report in the upper section is slow, as fish have moved out with water levels clearing. We did not fish steelhead this day, but from other anglers this the feeling that I got. With Coho's and still a few Chinook also spawning plenty of eggs running down the river.