Wednesday

My first Michigan outing…Muskegon River














I did a day scout trip to check out two points on the Muskegon River (Newaygo & Croton Dam). It was the first time I was in Michigan with a fishing rod. I left the house later than I planned so it was already nearly 3pm when I arrived. With the nice weather, there were a few people out fishing but it was not crowded or anything. As I stood there in the water, I understood a little more why people (especially fisherman) loves Michigan so much. I only fished for a couple of hours and was fishing random spots. I didn’t hook up with a steelhead as I hoped, but I did hook up with a small but beautiful rainbow and that was more than I can ask for on a day like this. I guess hoping for a steelhead first time out, on unfamiliar waters, and in couple of hours was a long shot anyways.

I am set on Michigan this year, I can feel that I will love it.



8 comments:

  1. Nice!! You might have a better luck today with the Steelhead.

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  2. Michigan was really nice, I'll scope out some good spots we can go together.

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  3. good job. the thing you prolly realized about that river is having a jet sled is tantamount to covering ground. Try and go out with Phil Cusey when you get a chance he's a really nice guy.

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  4. this is the correct Phil right?

    http://qcguideservice.com/

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  5. I love michigan, the state with the most beautiful super fund sites in the country....

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  6. Hey yoon ho, where the hell are you?- kingfisher

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  7. Jim! I am wandering the rivers & creeks of your home ground, trying to remember the advice you gave about Michigan waters, long time ago in your Libertyville office. It’s not right that we haven’t had a beer in years Jim. Don’t forget, you are the one who got me hooked into this mess called fly fishing.

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