Friday, September 11, 2015

CHROME COHO, CHINOOKS, SUMMER STEELHEAD- ALL HAPPENING NOW!

Great week with the Bill Spence and his great sons Tyler and Ryan- you guys were a blast!- also to Doug and Julie, keep up the great casting!,We had a ball chasing the amazing silvers...coho salmon and summer steelhead so chrome they look freshly minted!

Pacific salmon get a bad rap from kings that have lock jaw. They are amazing aggressive /active "sal'noids that slash at flies with an aggressiveness akin to their other mykiss relative- chrome steelhead.

With the prey imbalance in the Great Lakes here is a thought...NEWS FLASH!: ...hint, wink emoticsharp posterior object inserted smile emoticon, to all our wonderful biologists that should retire since they hate their jobs and are slow to react and almost arrogant in their unwillingness to listen to guides and anglers that are out and about each day on the waters( fyi; not you Brian IDNR!- if all biologists can only be like you bro!) . FACT: these oncorhynchus kisutch-"ho's", might be the great hope dark horse that could save the Pacific salmon Great Lakes experiment from doom. Their diet does not depend on alewife - actually they prefer macro invertebrates:crustacea:mysis/diporeia shrimp/insects, smaller prey etc., they have a gorgeous delectable deep orange pomegranate flesh that is succulent, and attack the fly right to their very end- unlike kings!

I made a big mistake by not having a chapter in Selectivity on them- they are just like steelhead- love these fish!- plus they are visually stunning to the eye once they get those pink/purple lavender colors. They were the first arrivals on the great Pacific experiment in the 1960's- and it is fitting they retain their pinnacle position. These wild Platte River cohos are the real deal- they are our hope and future along with steelhead and Atlantic salmon IMHO...wink emoticon...I love kings and let's hope they get a rebound in the alewive future. We are now just embracing what two complete freeze over/ polar vortex ice lockdowns did to the Great Lakes....more to come!


SEE YOU MONDAY NIGHT AT ANN ARBOR TROUT UNLIMITED!...MY PROGRAM" UNDERSTANDING GREAT LAKES STEELHEAD, PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC SALMON AND LAKE RUN BROWNS"....,CHEERS..NA ZDROWIE!