Wild Lake Superior Steelhead

Had a chance to test out some new equipment this past week with Capt. Brad Petzke of Rivers North Guide Service and watched/filmed him as he hooked in to this beautiful wild Lake Superior Steelhead. 

Keep on trying – season is almost over

So I know in my hearts of hearts that as the water temps cool, I’ll only have a couple more chances at the leaping, cartwheeling, summersaulting, jumping, kicking your butt steelhead leaps that I try to burn into the images of film (DSLR).  But here is one from the week that turned out okay.  Had a chance at true glory but had the wrong ISO and AF for the moment, and all I captured was blur.

Picture of the day – Silly flies for steelhead

michigan steelhead

John O. with a dandy on a ugly fly

Now is the time to swing the big flies, as our lake-run rainbows from Lake Michigan are not so focused on the egg bite.  November historically is one of the best months and this year is no different as fish are on the hunt for something more.

Jumping Steelhead Picture – Pic of the day

I love trying to get these jumping pictures almost as much as I love it when customers hook into these amazing fish.  Some prime time michigan lake-run rainbow fishing is taking place “right now”!

First of the year (for me)

                                                       Day off Streamer Joy!

Getting an October day off, in the tail end of Sandy as the wind has started to die down gave me a chance to bring out the big gun and swing with the two-hander.  Running the Extreme Intermediate Skagit from SA, my favorite fall line by the way, found some nice fish to play with.

Steelhead and the fly

Splish Splash Steelhead Taking a Bath – Pic of the Day

Fall Steelhead do some crazy and wild things, trying to capture these events on film are almost as hard as getting one to eat on a tight line.  Streamer season has started and let the games begin.

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.

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.