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Hit some local unmentionables and caught a couple nice fish. I got a few skips, but also got a 5-6lb hen steelhead and a 5lb hen coho. I was in need of eggs bad, so this was good. The rivers are all at normal levels and clarity. Didn't seem like we got much of a warmup, I think 3-4 days in the 30's. There's a few fresh beds dug on the one river, but the fish are doing it at night, as they are nowhere to be found during the day. What a weird and scattered coho run this year. Spawn took the steelhead, which was visual :wink:, and a gold tot took the ho', which CRUSHED it! The steelhead all fought well, had a 3lb skip jump twice. The coho hit, thrashed, then spun in the line 4-5 times, which made for a weak fight. Not that it mattered, I had 10lb and the bill/ head of the plug was the only thing sticking out of her yap. So while the fishing isn't hot by any means, I'll take it over nothing and weeks of boredom!

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Well on dial-up it took 5 minutes to see them pics but it was worth it! Nice Job Jon! I need to catch a Steelhead!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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as always, great pics and write-up Jon!


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Thanks guys, I try :D . Don, that's my first steelhead since December 8, 2009. In fact these are my first river trips since then, it's hard to get motivated to go when there's so few winter steelhead.

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get your *** down here!!!

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Haha, that's quite a haul from Charlevoix, but maybe no different then running to the Au Sable.

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Nice pics, Jon! Almost done with some work I have been trying to get done and planning on hitting the river hard. Can't wait to get out!

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Where ya going Dan? Are you gonna be around for awhile? I'm gonna hit the Au Sable next Thursday, let me know if you can swing it. By the way, how's the location of that steelhead, crazy for right now huh :wink: 8) ?

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Nice job Jon. Looks like some more warm weather ahead for this weekend...

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Where ya going Dan? Are you gonna be around for awhile? I'm gonna hit the Au Sable next Thursday, let me know if you can swing it. By the way, how's the location of that steelhead, crazy for right now huh :wink: 8) ?


I'm been home for a week but I have working on a wedding video for my cousin. It should be done by the weekend. I might have to join you on the au sable. How's the fishing been up there? That's crazy about that steely, did you catch it in the lower section?

Give me a call!

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Well Done Jon.
As usual a great report with great pics.
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