Sunday, August 26, 2012

ISAAC COULD BE THE PERFECT STORM WE NEED!...PLUS EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING ALL OVER!

( Summer steelhead and Lake run brown jumping eel weir trap on Trail Creek Indiana-image courtesy of J Mcneill/IDNR )
 
 
Sorry for the long delay in posting !.....between editing my "Selectivity' book for Stackpole and guiding summer run steels and trout back-and forth I've been swamped!
 
The latest cold trend we had the past two weeks couldn't have come at a better time and rescue for "all fish"!!!....We were on the brink of losing every trout , summer steelhead and early salmon we had, had it not been for the cool days, rain and night temps that were freezing in the 40's!

 Now back to the heat and storms.....kinda good for moisture and rain.
 
Latest look at Hurricane Issac looks like its headed straight up the Kentucky/Illinois Great Lakes alley....YEH...HAW!!!.....sorry that I'm cheering on a hurricane, but if this system lingers it could dump lots of "MUCH NEEDED' RAINFALL...especially in those parched central Midwest states where those poor farmers got destroyed this year....Michigan might luck out too!
Latest storm tracker on Issac...bullet is eventually us!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26295161

( WHAT THOSE CADDIS PUPAE LOOK LIKE !....THAT THOSE FUSSY MUSKEGON TROUT ARE TAKING...USE TAN AND GREEN RUBBER TIED IN RIBBING TO IMITATE SEGMENTATION..VERY IMPORTANT IN PATTERN !-J Miller images)
 
 Here is the roundup.
Salmon: Manistee , Platte, Betsie, Pere Marquette , Trail Creek Indiana, St Joe, ...even Muskegon have fish coming in.. Some salmon on Manistee are really dark...came in weeks ago on lake turnover then cooked!
Trout:Caddis, Tricos, tiny olives #26- and 'incredible stenonema Cahill hatches from Thornapple down have the trout heads looking up!. If you are fishing smaller creeks: White and tribs, Bigalow, Tamarack....phenomenal terrestrial action!...you can't beat this time of year.....PLUS!....flying cinnamon ants are everywhere sizes #14's to #24's....trout are feasting now that water temps have dropped.
(round gobie caught at Trail Creek- that's why the Skamania are so big  lately!)

Summer Steelhead/Lake run Browns/coho: Excellent numbers coming in St. Joe and Trail creek in Indiana...!!!

(What those late night trout are sipping...quad spent caddis and left over flying ants...that's September magic!)
 
Storms are coming in as I write this at my office in the Stream building in Newaygo....a very cool place which has allowed me to write the two new books and correspond/network with people all over the world.If you need remote office space for your business/company etc., you have to look at this facility!
(those foggy steam mornings and tricos....yes! Muskegon now has a very viable trico hatch...20 years in the making!)
(T TIME)
 
We still have a few opening during the week for this fall's salmon and steelhead runs which promise to be outstanding based on the big lake catches....ALSO!...SEPTEMBER CADDIS TIME IS COMING!.....my favorite trout dry fly fishing of the year!
(my favorite salmon fishing ...swinging for pooled up" noids" coming any day now!)