Thursday, April 28, 2016


In case some of you have missed this epic leviathan trutta Dan Moser caught this week on the mighty MO , I can now say with digital/pixel imprint comparison/gill plate comparisons and discussion with Dan,, it is 100% the same fish that my client Dr. John Murphy caught with me back in 2014- within a hundred yards from the exact spot!- further proof that catch -and release works for highly selective , aggressive and educated carnivore browns.

This could be the final "smoking gun proof" we need to convince the DNR and others how the Muskegon could be the next great trophy brown trout fishery in the country ( White/Delaware style). We are forming an alliance of serious and passionate trophy brown trout lovers that will pursue in a 'aggressive/active" ...not "passively/dormant" style , like many organizations seem to operate in due to bureaucracy, lack of energy and laissez faire modus operandi otherwise known as "whatever?" As the country is fed up with Washington establishment and showing so at the polls, a grassroots approach has to start with a few passionate people that has had enough BS from the state officials who has offered the consistent response of "NO"..or " CAN'T BE DONE!". 
I have been preaching and pleading with the DNR for over 15 years now to make a progressive move to embrace trophy brown regulations, stock the right strains, make minor adjustments to the regulations that are simple and no brainers with no success and vision on their part- sad, very sad!, despite having conservation organizations(a local one and national one) beating the same drum with no success. 
The Muskegon is a massive fertile system with more aquatic invertebrate/vertebrate/fish eggs for food, tremendous spring groundwater influences and water temperatures on the warmer/marginal side needed and ideal to grow large browns and sustain a massive food chain.
If the DNR can only face up to the ' EXISTING FACTS ', that this fish and other fish like it form the proof in the pudding, these fish are real!!!. ( our one biologist refuses to look at picture proof of their existence- that is not science but calculated corruption) and manage the river for such fish, it would be truly epic!..( more to come-stay tuned for a facebook page coming!- everyone who cares for a fishery to develop would be greatly welcomed!. 
This is a "call to arms' for brown trout bums to embrace and progressively insist for better management on a fishery that already exists! ). Better brown trout management means better streamer, dry fly and nymphing/spinner /hardware opportunities to exist and a great economic boost to the area which is badly needed..( look at the White River and tourism in winter ). We have more CO officers than ever before to enforce regulations. We have a fishery school that would love to track data...all we need is a sincere move to accept FACT, PROGRESS AND WHAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR THE RIVER AND FOR ALL QUALITY BROWN TROUT ANGLERS,! (sorry for the long post...che