I pulled the lake
boat today and will be concentrating efforts on the Big
Manistee River for Steelhead until late March of 2001 for the
outstanding world class Brown Trout Fishery Manistee has to
November looks great for river
Steelhead fishing. I'm offering a reel deal on lodging
at the Best Western Motel in Manistee (which is one of the
nicest places to stay) and a 6 hour trip for two for $295.00.
10/24/00 I spent a
working on projects around the house (new garage door) and
posted a new page on: Click
here for Surface Fishing Tactics the link will explain how
to fish with in-line planers or birds on the surface.
on Lake Michigan is decent if the weather allows us to get off
the dock. Steelhead in the Big Manistee River are
showing up in better numbers everyday and November looks like
the will be "hot" for Steelhead in the 8 to 12 pound
to fish today Steve and Cindy Wixson, but the rough seas on
Lake Michigan put an end to that. They were accompanied
by their long time friends Ross and his wife. They
wisely decided to rebook after a couple of miles of 4 foot
plus seas, we had 2 hits and landed a small King before
heading back to port.
I wished the lake wasn't so rough because
this group were out for a good time and they were some of the
pleasant folks I've been around in a long time. Today
could have turned into a grand time for all. I'll be
seeing Steve back because he left me a deposit for another
trip in 2001.
with Greg Watson, Tom "Taco" Webb, Duff
"Geek" Parker, Lowell Merillat and Ron Gustwiller on
Lake Michigan today. The group landed 4 Steelhead and 4
Kings on a windy and lumpy Lake Michigan.
Everyone fought and boated decent sized fish to the 10 plus
range. This was the 4th year Greg has fished with me
during October and has yet to go home empty handed.
This was a great group to fish with because
they were "on it" when it came to handling the rods
and during the course of a shortened full day trip, they only
missed one hit and had two skyrocketing Steelies that didn't
make into the fish box. Click
here for their catch photo
10/7/00 thru 10/9/00
Spent most of the time working on the website. I added a
Site Map and June,
July and August
2000 Photo Galleries to show what the actual catches
looked like. The Site
Map will make it easier for first time visitors to find
their way around because this is a fishing website on
and Larry Dye fished with me on the Big Manistee River for
Steelhead casting spawn. We hit numerous holes is quest
of fish and found a dandy 7 pounder willing to accept our
offerings. Clover caught one of the few fish taken on
the river today. All guides reported similar results
with not many fish available. The fish were not on the
bite today at all. Most boats I spoke with were skunked,
but it was a nice day on the river anyways. The weather
was decent until we quit around 2:00pm, then it got nasty.
here for Clover's first Steelhead photo
today with Larry Dye and his wife Clover along with his
friends from Missouri Jim and Mary. We boated 7 fish on
the half day charter that included a Steelhead, a Laker that
was released and 5 Kings to 14 pounds. The lake
cooperate with seas less than 2 feet and light breezes.
While I wouldn't
consider 7 fish (3 skippers) a banner red letter day the
action was enough to satisfy Larry who recently returned from
a Alaska Salmon Adventure on the Kenai River. He said
today's results were better than what he experienced in
Alaska, he's fished Homer, Soldotna and the Russian Peninsula.
Quite a testament from a from a man who knows about the Alaska
Salmon Fishery first hand! Click
for great photo while at dockside.
Steve Frey Senior and Junior at 7:00am and it was much to
windy to fish Lake Michigan. Steve rebooked May 5th,
2001 for the outstanding Salmon Fishery at Saugatuck, MI.
When we can get out the first 3 weeks in Oct. the action will
be fantastic on leaping silver bullet water rockets....... Steelhead!