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Winter Steelhead Underwater – Pic of the Day

Investments to MI DNR fish rearing

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A positive article about big changes to the MI DNR for the Little Manistee River Weir and Thompson State Fish Hatchery.  Read more about the $12 million, that will be helping Steelhead and Muskie populations in the future.

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153–403360–,00.html

Steelhead Eye – Picture of the Day

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Kamchatka Steelhead Data Research

YETI Presents: Kamchatka Steelhead Project from YETI Coolers on Vimeo.

On Russia’s eastern coast, the remote Kamchatka Peninsula is teeming with wild Steelhead, kept protected by the country’s strict endangered species regulations. Follow Dr. Kuzishchin, Big Sasha, and their group of anglers as they document and preserve the legacy of Kamchatka’s Steelhead population.

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Happy New Year!

2016 was a good year to be an angler in Michigan.    I was going through some of my fishing images and found a few that liked.   I thought I would share them in this post:

This image was a foggy morning on a lake rumored to have muskies in it.    Although I caught a lot of pike and bass, the muskies proved to be elusive.

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This is one of my favorite lakes in Michigan.    I fished it in September for a couple of days.    It never fails to rain when I fish here, and soon after this very scenic moment, I was drenched.

Steelhead are so beautiful, and so majestic.    This one put up a tremendous fight in early November!

I hope you enjoyed the photos!   Good fishing to you in 2017!

Kevin Feenstra

 

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Steelhead Pics and Michigan Fly Show

  • Late season steelhead fishing has been about as close to “great” as I’m about as comfortable saying.  Mixture of warmer than normal temps and some much needed precipitation brought the west side of Michigan a pretty impressive run of steelhead the last couple weeks.  Make sure to check out the river reports for the Manistee River and Muskegon River
  • Jan 14th mark your calendars and stop by the new West Michigan Fly Show.  A pretty impressive group of talent talking and this new show.

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Late Fall and Early Winter Steelhead Fishing

  • Late Fall / Early Winter steelhead fishing is off to a great start make sure to check out the Manistee River steelhead report, with strong winds and some much need precipitation this past week steelhead were on the move.  Along with the Mansitee River, another great tailwater to fish this time of year is the Muskegon River.  Both rivers offer great steelhead fishing the month of December .

 

 

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Pic of the Day – Underwater Steelhead by Erik Rambo

Erik Rambo captured this amazing shot of a Big Manistee River Steelhead on a bright sunny day.

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Steelhead Mangling a Fly

One of the original sculpin patterns that Kevin Fenestra showed me so many years now getting Mangled up by a nice Manistee River Steelhead.

Big Manistee River meat eater. #mangledfly #sonargetdown #korkerslife #seewhatsoutthere #hedronflashabou

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