Sunday, March 1, 2015

"S" BOMBS- SPRING, STEELHEAD, STONES, SWINGING

(SPRING ALPHA BUCK AND HEN STEELHEAD ARE ON THE MOVE NOW-THE PAST IS NOW OUR FUTURE'S HOPE)

I heard the first chirping of migratory sparrows yesterday despite the below zero temps all week. The sun is strong and despite only 24F today it felt like a heatwave!  Our river had 20 feet of shelve ice, but it melts when a good sunny day and I saw a jet boat thrash and discipline the shoreline with waves.When I do my evening 4 mile jogs I stripped layers off today and wore no gloves- amazing what tricks minus -27 F temps do to your body- knock on wood!- not one cold or sniffle this winter.
The photolight period is in full swing- if you remember reading about it 'Steelhead Dreams' .Thus no love sick steelhead's pineal gland, which regulates light , hormones, migration and sperm and egg development will or can resist it. 
Despite the Great Lakes being locked up in massive 16 inch thick ice, ice caves along Lake Superior, light still penetrates, vertical plankton and shrimp migrations take place, baitfish seek the warmth of shallows... and steelhead are on the move!
We had a very , very weak fall run- everyone, all facets of anglers agree . Unless you "corralled them at the lake mouths "-KILL STEELHEAD was the chosen method when numbers are down. Spawn fisherman need embryos- ova, if you catch one female- you send her to PETER'S GATE SAVVY!. 
In 2004 we saw the same. When that happened, the spring run was amazing!....we hope and pray this is true . I have been guiding now for my 20th year and have never been disappointed in this trend. Trust me...pray for!

BIG BROWNS 

( this image from 2004 ( one of the biggest)...and the brown by Murphy last spring 2014, was in late February right down from my dock in Sycamore hole- a years when we had plenty of lake and resident browns in the system- a year when we had a very poor fall run of steelhead previous- another total ' Great Lakes 99% freeze up' those years)

Since our tailwater is extremely fertile and the bubbler is making a difference, biodiversity of food sources is insane, I say ( in my hommie vision),  lets ask, petition, beg the DNR for experimental regs, or a back to TYPE 3,  on a trophy brown fishery- other states do these things ya know!- QUICKLY , efficiently ...we can too get into the 21;st century ! 
One thing gives me massive hope! The floods we had last two years shot tons of steelhead smolts down to the big lake with little mortality.
Stay tuned for more development as we hit the water this week....temperature's rising!

FAMILY STONES
Saw the first creepy wiggly early black stones coming down today..  allocapnia /Tainy 's coming down around 4PM today....amen..they love the cold...more good to come!

MORE GOOD THINGS TO COME!~

Swinging in cold.....Merry , Merry month of May!.. will be awesome! ,,,

Cheers!,,,,,been told I was "too Polish"... MY BAD!...but proud of my heritage!...enjoy and protect- be a creator of vision and always inspire !
Czesc!