Picture of the Day – 15″ brown on a dry fly

Ed McCoy and I ventured down the Manistee River yesterday throwing around one of the standard early season dry flies the Medium Brown Stone (video link) .  Ed and I drummed up some nice fish on the boon dog, and then setup and zapped some smaller fish eating Hendrickson spinners.  Here is a picture of Ed holding a nice 15″ brown that could not let the stimulator go by.  Used a 15mm Canon Fish Eye lens for this photo.  Some of the most overlooked dry fly fishing of the season is early May.  No crowds and plenty of chances at decent trout.

POD – April 26th Streamers and Snow

Snow fell yesterday along with rain, on April 26th and even though I’m sick of the cold and want to move forward with the weather.  The trout were hungry to say the least.  Capt. Lance Keene picture  with his largest trout to date on a streamer.

Picture of the Day – Hendrickson vs Drake

Watched the Hendrickson take down the Ed McCoy AP Drake  in a boat side wrestling match.  FYI if you like chasing trout with the dry fly, make sure to pick up some of Ed’s Drake pattern.  New pattern at Orvis.

Picture of the Day – How many turtles?

By far the record has been set for the Manistee River in the category “How many Turtles on a Log” competition.  Dare to count?  Good Luck.  Click on the image to enlarge!

POD – March 14th

Took this photo the other day, and even though it’s not the best.  There is something about the release of a fish back to the water that will always make me try and capture that moment.  Pictured is Jason returning a spring-run steelhead back to the Manistee River.

14 inches of Heavy Snow

March 3rd brought us the biggest snow storm of the winter season.  14 inches of wet heavy snow.  While digging out the drive way the hard working men and women of Benzie  County came to clear the roads for safe travel.

Silver Fin Picture of the Day

March 2nd a great day of steelhead fishing today with Terry L.  We had a very nice mixture of chrome and winter fish.  Had a second to snap a fin picture from one of our adult fish today.  Spring steelhead fishing is really picking up and had some cancellations open up the calendar, feel free to contact me for open dates.

POD – Something Different

Feb 28th Picture of the Day is Something Different.

Have always liked the chase different stuff with the fly, yesterday marked the first day of the spring time northern hunt.  As ice out occurs many different species will come into the shallow waters.  Northerns are one of those species.  Yesterday marked the first test day of spring type fishing.

michigan pike fishing

POD – Mastermind behind the Audio

Feb 23rd POD was shot this week.  As Erik Rambo does his thing with the Audio and Video on our latest project.  More coming soon.

Picture of the Day Feb 9th, 2012

Going to try and do this more often.  Publish pictures from the days on the water.

Feb 9th 2012 was a bright blue bird sunny day, and hunting any type of wildlife or fish was a little more difficult.  Did have two red-shoulder hawks flying near by but just out of 400mm.  But here is a pic using the bright sun as a back drop on a silver rainbow trout’s tail fin.