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.

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.

Steelhead versus streamer video

Had a blast making this one.  Both on the river and in the editing room

Steelhead versus streamer from Mangled Fly Media on Vimeo.

Steelhead versus streamer

Hope you enjoy.