Why do they wiggle, why do the squirm, why can’t they just sit still for a quick pic. It happens more than I want to admit, the jumping out of the hands brown trout during the photo session. A way that I protect the trout, is to have the net underneath the trout during the photo session. As you can notice here the trout is flying and it was saved by the net waiting underneath. We all want photo’s of the nice ones we catch, now we need to protect them when we do bring out the camera. Use this little net trick if your stuck in the boat taking photo’s.
It is the season of the big bug, with Hex grabbing so much of the attention anglers really do over look the early June season. As Iyso’s, stones, and now the “new” Manistee river Gray Drake. As I was talking to Ed McCoy last night, when do you ever remember seeing so many Gray Drakes? Will be fun to watch over the next couple years, how this hatch and spinner fall effects our June fishing. Especially the early season, it has been a day saver some nights this year. Not that we didn’t have Gray’s before, but we do not remember in our short guide careers having this many, and for this long. I’m so glad that I had McCoy’s Gray Drake Spinner from Orvis this year. It is still undefeated haven’t been refused by a fish yet.
Kean O. below with a stonefly eating michigan brown trout.
Not that I really drive up and down the roads looking for snapping turtles. But yesterday was by far the strangest day. Saw 4 different snapping turtles all on the road or side of the road. Did witness one laying eggs, must of been the day to get that done. Quick chance to take a couple down low pictures of this guy.