Monday, October 31, 2016

20 LB CLUB- HAVEN'T SEEN ONE OF THESE SINCE 2006!

                   ( Quebecois Paul Dolbec from Delaware with his magnificent beast he caught with me on the swing-a true Scandi man, he now understands the importance of the Skagit system for Great Lakes steelhead-)
(10/29/16) 
Paul was swinging the Pantano hangtime leech at 2:58 p,m. in a prime "throat/boulder water"  primary run when this massive beast destroyed my hangtime tube leech with a massive aerial burst and brutal aerial battle for 150 yards downstream to follow. Thank god for the 15lb fluorocarbon and the 14 Foot GLOOMIS Greased Line ( Roaring River) 14 ft/8 weight spey rod that was able to handle this beast. Haven't seen a legit "20" since 2006-(note: how Paul had to rest the upper part of the fish on his lower arm- the fish was too big to put a hand around it and couldn't be held out- also IPHONE photo shot- no fish eye Nikon!..;) 
 It happened as a sunny day turned cloudy, most of the guide boats were high tailing to the ramp for cash and the river was getting quiet for beasts to come lurking....put a tape to it ...38" length x 26" girth...do the math- didn't want to hurt the beast by destroying the cartilage in its back by holding it on a Boga. December will be epic I'm predicting since another warm spell of upper 60's is coming AGAIN!!!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

LET IT RAIN!!!!!

                                    ( A Muskegon beauty from the salmon run battlefields)
RAIN...RAIN!!...RAIN!!!!....coming this Wed,/Thurs/ Friday...with cooler weather...just what the rain gods ordered!
Will bring the 'magic carpet ride' of perfect lake/river water alignement/full moon...Atlantic salmon and lake-run browns also on the way!!!!!



Saturday, October 15, 2016

FIRST UNICORN OF THE YEAR....80F NEXT WEEK!...YIKES!

First chrome steelhead landed! (fall 2016 campaign)...we need WATER!!!!...don't need no more 70/80F temps like predicting next week...December is coming folks..I will eat the first snowflakes like an icy!!
Think cold thoughts!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

IT IS A BEYOND AMAZING RUN!!!...PICTURES TELL THE STORY!

I (WE) SERIOUSLY HAVE NOT SEEN KING SALMON LIKE THIS SINCE 2006 ( MORE UPPER 20LB-30LB SALMON IN A DECADE)- A DECADE AGO- CAN'T WAIT FOR THE STEELHEAD SOON TO BE ON THE WAY TO SWING FLIES TO THEM NOW THAT 'CHUMMING'  IS BANNED- IF I DON'T HAVE TO USE ANOTHER EGG PATTERN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE I'LL BE A VERY HAPPY GUIDE !!!!...#I'MAFLYGUIDE...CHEERS!!!
MY PICTURES TELL THE STORY...AND ONE COOL VIDEO