Fishing Report - Winter Steelhead Fishing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Its kind of like playing craps

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Fly fishing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is exactly like playing craps you just dont know if your going to hit!!! After coming off of a week of some of the most beautiful weather I've ever seen in the 21 years I've lived in Michigan's Upper Peninsula we are back to winter like conditions with clouds, snow, wind and cold!

Three fishy dudes were able to break out onto the water yesterday as water levels have jumped up with the recent rain and snow. With the current rise in water levels a few fish have pushed in with some fresh cohos, steelhead and a few browns! The swing did provide me with a monster take which ended up breaking off and Jerry and Jason did well using beads ticking the bottom under an indicator!

The fly shown is my fly the Covid 19 but after a recommendation from Jeff @ Jeff Hubbard's guide service I added purple to the fly. (grape soda aqua veil)

Now I cant say for sure the purple was the reason but when a very seasoned guide tells you to give something a try you do it!

Opening day of deer season starts tomorrow so now will be a great time to get out on the river as they will be a bit less crowded!

As always stay safe, stay fishy and god bless!

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