Spent my last day off getting my drift boat and river salmon gear ready, fresh reels spooled with new line, hooks and split rings changed on some lures and I have been busy curing eggs for the upcoming river season. The fish numbers seem to be up this year, as well as the size. Kings pushing over 30lbs are being caught about daily in west Michigan. There was even a 41 lb monster boated last week in Muskegon.
Look for the next strong wind event from the north or north east, combined with some measurable rains to get the river kicked off with numbers of fish.
Its going to be a ton of fun on the rivers this fall, so give us a call to hook up with your own master angler King salmon.
Almost time to switch gears….
This summer is flying by!! August already and in about a month I will be switching gears from the big lake to the smaller waters of the PM. For those looking for the early run Kings, there have been a few fish trickling into the rivers the last week or so, watch the weather and concentrate your efforts in the lower sections after the lake flips from a hard north blow. The pier heads in Ludington are giving up a few fish each morning for those casting and bait fishing.
Please give us a call if you are interested in a day or two on the river chasing some kings, I expect the fish to be very large this season and we should see a pretty good run based on the numbers of fish we are seeing on the lake.
Summers flying by!!!
Although its only late July, its time to get those fall Salmon and Steelhead trips on the books. We are seeing some very large kings in Ludington right now, with fish 24-26lbs coming into the docks daily. Even a few larger. The river fishing for salmon this year will likely be a memorable one. On top of the big Kings, we are seeing some very healthy Steelhead around as well.
Remember we offer guided float fishing trips for Kings, learn how to catch these huge river fish with us….Catching them on hardware is also a great option. These fish are true river monsters and will test your angling skills and gear to the limits.
Fall steelhead….well those are another story…super hot, aggressive fish that want nothing to do with your hook in their mouth…fast, strong and very powerful, truly the sports cars of our great lakes.
Looking for something a bit more low key…..Smallmouth bassing on the Muskegon is very relaxing, enjoy a day on the river catching these fun fighters on both fly gear as well a light spinning rods. We offer these trips through mid-September.