Monday, August 16, 2010

AT LAST........THE HELLISH HEAT IS OVER............ONLY GOOD THINGS TO COME AND WHAT'S NEW AT THE GRAY DRAKE/TROUT&EAGLE!!!

( SEQUENCE OF TROUT TAKING TRICOS ON OUR NEW DVD SERIES TO BE RELEASED THIS FALL-Dr. Tom Harman of Harmony Video Productions of Minnesota images through HD video)

( Grouse season just a month away- check out our new affiliation with the new Orvis Endorsed Wing Shooting facility- Shooting The Breeze Hunt Club)








OMG..........IT IS OVER! 11 weeks of putrid heat and humidity like we've never seen 2010!!!-could and most likely go down as the hottest summer on record- with 1916,1938-39,1903,1994-95,2003! Brutal , but looks like its behind us.

The Muskegon got hot-damn near every river in the U.S. got hot- blue-ribbon trout streams all over got hot, except for the real icy spring-fed and spring creeks, and the deepest tailwaters( Delaware etc.) Our bubbler did the best job it could on the Muskegon, but both Croton and Hardy impoundments heated up to record levels, along with Lake Michigan being the warmest on record in a century!

SO.........the trout fishing and caddis hatches will only get better with the 50 degree nights. There are tons of summer Skamania steelhead yet to come in( probably 90% of them) and the fishing in the next month should be great. GOOD NEWS IS!, there are a lot of healthy big King salmon in the lake and the fall run should be better than it has been for years!

Had clients up nymphing by the dam Saturday and the browns and rainbows we got were fat and healthy looking. I'm sure there was mortality down to Newaygo with the temps- but lots of cool springs provide refuge down from Thornapple down. My clients caught a few nice rainbows in the riffles below the Gray Drake/Trout & Eagle sunday at dawn and they said they looked good and healthy- so that is good news!

Check out our web site, we just updated it with new information, salmon and trout specials and we are pleased to have our affiliation with the new Orvis Endorsed Wing- Shooting Grounds, Shooting The Breeze Hunt Club, in nearby Mecosta county. We will be doing events with them this fall and combining "cast-an-blast" programs to tie in with salmon, steelhead and trout fishing.( check our newly revamped web site for more info)

Also, we have partnered with owner Frank Zamarripa of Latitudes Restaurant where we will be doing culinary events this fall and winter at the Gray Drake/Trout & Eagle Lodges- gonna have some exciting stuff going on!

Also, check out the "what's New! section for published material release of mine in both periodicals and books coming out.

SO-GOOD NEWS IT WILL ONLY GET BETTER!-WEATHER, FISHING, GOT NEW ELECTIONS COMING THIS FALL............YAH HOOOO!!!!

We still have good dates available for fall salmon , steelhead and don't forget Lake- Run Browns- we got some hogs last year!

Also, caddis and trout will be spiking in the coming months.

Hope to see you soon!

Cheers!