The 2018 Fall Steelhead run has begun, so far size of the fish is very impressive. Looking forward to the next 2 months. Make sure to check out the fishing reports for the Manistee River and the Muskegon River for more pictures and updated information. Hope to see you out there, have a great fall.
Dan C. with a super silver fall steelhead from the Manistee River. Dan also sporting a Mangled Fly Hoodie. (MFM green can barely be seen, but it’s there) With the forecast of 40’s and mix (rain/snow) the down puffs and hoodie will be a staple the rest of the year. Steelhead fishing is pretty darn good right now. Thank you Dan for a great day.
Better get ready to rumble this year, as fish are bigger than normal on the West side. Pictured is Jon with a big boy from the Manistee River from this Friday, Oct 11th. Two-Handed rods are start to come out, as heavy angling pressure is pushing the fish off of the gravy train and into the spots I call home.
Erik Rambo shot a video of a cool release shot of a steelhead swimming away along the sand in the lower river. This video was shot this week in the high sun so we had good light and low clear water provides for a perfect effect. Took the video and converted it to a jpeg and found this shot that is hard to get with just a camera. Thank you Erik.
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.
Just uploaded a new Hawkins Steelhead Video Highlight. Had the chance to capture hours of footage and here is a short 4 min clip from the banner 2011 fall. Hope to create another video during the next few weeks. Hope you enjoy!