Getting a double header is a pretty unique experience, but something in the fall we actually do see with waves of curious steelhead pushing up the river and grabbing the first piece of food they see. I love curious steelhead! So getting a double header steelhead combo I would say is not a hard combination to come by. But the Lake-Run Brown steelhead combo I’ver personally only had the chance to see twice here in Michigan. I’m sure in other parts of the country the combo is more common. But for us currently with a declining LRB population the past 10 years the opportunities are very rare. Well last week (in the spring season no less) my clients Blake and Steve put a LRB / Steelhead combo in the net. It true was a surprise.
The only other time I’ve had a chance to catch this combo is a day I will never forget. With good friends and great guides Kevin Feenstra and Jeff Hubbard. We were fishing on Kevin’s b-day when Jeff and I put these two great fish in the net while fishing streamers on the Muskegon River. Photo below courtesy of Kevin Feenstra.