Forum Navigation

New Posts

Search

  #1  
Old 11-16-2004, 08:40 AM
LandlockedinMI's Avatar
LandlockedinMI LandlockedinMI is offline
Salt Obsessed in Detroit
 
Join Date: Before Nov. 1999
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 459
It ain't tuna......

But the depression of knowing that you just fished your last salt trip for the year needed to be countered w/ a trip to the Manistee. So away we go- to the North western corner of the mitten. Thursday was a killer day going 7 for 8 on bright chrome steelhead. Friday started out at 17 degees. After the boat froze to the ramp, and I lost all feeling in my rod hand, and the heaters on the boat were running for 4 hours, we figured it was cold........The fish were also not happy and didn't show. At all. Not one. I told my wife that's why I always book more than one day. Anyway, until next year you kings of New England!
__________________
"Fishing isn't life and death; it's more important than that."
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-17-2004, 08:43 PM
hydroTechNoCrat hydroTechNoCrat is offline
Veteran reel-timer
 
Join Date: Before Nov. 1999
Posts: 406
I have to say it looks like you are holding up pretty well there in the hinterlands!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-18-2004, 05:32 PM
FlyFishMich's Avatar
FlyFishMich FlyFishMich is offline
Steelheader & Albieholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 284
Nice fish, Peter...and 7 for 8 is a pretty respectable day. Too bad Friday was so cold (Saturday wasn't much better). I have not been out as much as I usually do this time of year but will be out on Saturday, about 10 miles or so upstream from where you were. I am still planning on the 7th, 8th, or 9th of December if you are up for it. We should be able to find a fish or two Talk to you later!!!
__________________
Never argue with an idiot, it just brings you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-19-2004, 12:32 AM
rhino rhino is offline
fly fishing nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: southeast michigan
Posts: 164
Talking love them land locked tuna's pic's

you guy are most likely feeling like eskimos like me with all these saltwater guys by the way great pic's wish i could talk my dad in to takingthe four hour trip to manistee from the novi area here in michigan to lazy you know!!!!


good luck and very tight line rhino
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-20-2004, 12:48 AM
Too Fly's Avatar
Too Fly Too Fly is offline
Punk @ss Veteran RT'er
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: North Shore
Posts: 853
It ain't tuna...

It ain't wishin' you were fishin' neither. At least you're out there braving the elements and fishing. Many of us in N.E. have already called it quits... including me.

I just might get a freshwater license next year. I actually like standing in thawed, icy cold water in search of trout.

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-20-2004, 10:04 AM
ppatricelli's Avatar
ppatricelli ppatricelli is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Before Nov. 1999
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 955
OK Peter,

Speaking of "It ain't over yet", here's what I'm still stuck with for the next few months at least. Air temp 50 degrees.




And these are NOT Wal-Mart steelhead but the real thing that migrate through the Aleutians and get chased by Orca and seals. AND have orange flesh (and taste!) from eating salt water custraceans.

But then, I AM escaping to Miami in 2 weeks.
__________________
Peter Patricelli

http://www.flyfishingfotography.com

http://flyfishingfotography.smugmug.com/

Here's looking at you...kid

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-20-2004, 12:09 PM
Too Fly's Avatar
Too Fly Too Fly is offline
Punk @ss Veteran RT'er
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: North Shore
Posts: 853
Oh no! Miami in two weeks? What a tough life...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-20-2004, 04:42 PM
FlyFishMich's Avatar
FlyFishMich FlyFishMich is offline
Steelheader & Albieholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by ppatricelli
Air temp 50 degrees.
Is that the Grand Ronde? Nice Picture!

It was 50 degrees today with a persistent drizzle...perfect steelhead day on the same river LandlockedinMI fished last week

Fishing was pretty good as well as I bastardized my "mini-spey" by running yarn eggs and stonefly nymphs under a strike indicator (aka bobber) . Fish count was 2 for 3, releasing a pair of cookie cutter 8lb female "walmart fish", complete with clipped right pec fins (our famous Michigan Little Manistee Winter strain). The plump and fiesty browns cooperated nicely as well with a surprising average size of 14" to nearly 20".
__________________
Never argue with an idiot, it just brings you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-20-2004, 05:14 PM
Albiemanmike's Avatar
Albiemanmike Albiemanmike is offline
Break Neck Speed
 
Join Date: Before Nov. 1999
Location: Milford, CT.
Posts: 905
Peter you suck! Wish I were you!
__________________
M. Mayo
albiemanmike@gmail.com
"I work so I can Fish"


Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-21-2004, 08:05 AM
LandlockedinMI's Avatar
LandlockedinMI LandlockedinMI is offline
Salt Obsessed in Detroit
 
Join Date: Before Nov. 1999
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 459
Way to go Doc! That's a beaut. FFM got out during a warm spell. Just ain't fun without ice in the guides and losing feeling in your hands.....

HAd some guys take a couple of large pike outta my lake on Saturday- around 55 degrees. They're out in t shirts and shorts. Nuthin like a heat wave.
__________________
"Fishing isn't life and death; it's more important than that."
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-21-2004, 12:20 PM
JSeamans's Avatar
JSeamans JSeamans is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Before Nov. 1999
Posts: 677


Thanks for posting this picture. It reminds me of our late black lab Riva - she used to LOVE fishing with me and struck that pose hundreds of times. 95 pounds of beautiful, affectionate, and faithful dog.

Oh, nice fish too.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-24-2004, 06:59 PM
FlyFishMich's Avatar
FlyFishMich FlyFishMich is offline
Steelheader & Albieholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 284
Darn right it ain't tuna...but its chrome!

Snow was flying this afternoon when I snuck out early from work. Forecast is calling for 5"-8"!!! After fishing through the run that produced so well on Sunday, I gave another spot a good shot. 8lbs of pure chrome MALE steelhead grabbed my fly and put a nice bend in my 6wt First "wild" (non-hatchery) fish of the fall, carefully released to catch some other day.

Got back to the car after only an hour of fishing, to scrape off a good 2" of the white stuff. Roads were fun on the drive home but I eventually made it

LandlockedinMI...we should catch some fish when we play hooky!!!

Any other "salt loving", displaced, stuck in the Midwest, Reel-timers out there?
__________________
Never argue with an idiot, it just brings you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-24-2004, 07:04 PM
FlyFishMich's Avatar
FlyFishMich FlyFishMich is offline
Steelheader & Albieholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by ppatricelli
And these are NOT Wal-Mart steelhead but the real thing
Orca must have bitten off his adipose fin? (LOL) Once again, absolutely beautiful fish....the red stripe is amazing! It must be neat catching steelhead where they belong. Not that I am complaining about "invasive species" like Great Lakes steelhead (you Pacific NW guys can have your salmon back, though)
__________________
Never argue with an idiot, it just brings you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience.

Last edited by FlyFishMich; 11-24-2004 at 07:06 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-24-2004, 09:13 PM
ppatricelli's Avatar
ppatricelli ppatricelli is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Before Nov. 1999
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 955
"you Pacific NW guys can have your salmon back, though"


So I suppose you think it is better to have Alewives than no wives at all.... Do you remember????

PMP
__________________
Peter Patricelli

http://www.flyfishingfotography.com

http://flyfishingfotography.smugmug.com/

Here's looking at you...kid

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-25-2004, 07:36 AM
FlyFishMich's Avatar
FlyFishMich FlyFishMich is offline
Steelheader & Albieholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by ppatricelli
So I suppose you think it is better to have Alewives than no wives at all.... Do you remember????
They plant so many salmon that the alewive populations have started to crash out here, particularly in Lake Huron. Not to mention that the zebra mussels are filtering all the plankton out of the water so that the alewives, and other juvenile native species, have little to eat, at times.

Basically, if they spent 1/2 of what they spend on salmon, and put that into steelhead, I would be quite happy.

Salmon have taught generations out here some very bad (and disgusting) habits. The most sneaky snagger of all are the guys with flyrods, slinky weights, and running lines on the reels, purportedly "flyfishing" for the salmon....give me a break! Unfortunately, those same people slaughter the steelhead in the Spring.

Oh yes, I want my cake and eat it too!
__________________
Never argue with an idiot, it just brings you down to their level, and then they beat you with experience.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
9/22 Tuna out east riptide New England 2 09-23-2004 04:01 PM
9/2-9/3 Tuna fly fishing report! riptide New England 6 09-04-2004 08:36 AM
BF Tuna "Toro" with pictures DaleH New England 1 08-08-2004 09:14 AM
8/10: Multi "Tuna", South Side Montauk Tuna New York & New Jersey 18 08-23-2002 08:05 AM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:56 PM.




vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


Copyright ©1995-2013, Cahill Digital