Sunny Day, high pressure (from anglers and mother nature) try the spicy crab. Featured pattern in the Big Appetite Smallmouth DVD. The next 4 months are prime smallmouth time. Crabs other wise none as crayfish are not the big fly, sexy to tie patterns you read about they flat out catch fish. Plenty of open smallmouth dates open starting in July, once I get through the Hex cycle. Give me a call or shoot me an email. July – September great months to chase the bronze back before muskie and steelhead seasons.
Siphloplecton basale Spinner other wise known for me as the Great Speckled Olive caught in a spiders web. When you see this guy you know Sulhur’s are on the menu in a day or two. Hatches are moving forward and temps are really improving. Couple prime open dates in the first part of June. June 6,7,9 shoot me an email or a text message if your interested.
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.
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.