Monday, October 13, 2014

Michigan Grouse Trip

    Dad and I took a long weekend to kick off the upland season with  trip to northern Michigan for grouse.  We flushed grouse and woodcock every day and even though we all got some shots, we finished the trip empty handed.  I can say I probably learned more about grouse hunting this trip than ever before.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Rod on the wall!

   
Pete using my 11 footer in Montana
   We just brought in a Sage One 10' 5-weight. This is why:
   
       While I was in Montana, my group did a lot of nymph fishing which gave us the opportunity to fish many different rods. The guides and I all came equipped with specialty nymphing rods. These rods are generally 9'6" or longer. 10' and 11' are standard for this type of fishing. Most of my group had never used these longer rods before, but by the end of trip they were true believers.
 
      

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Brookville Fishing Report

          Nick and I got out to Brookville a couple nights ago and camped. We fished all throughout the night, slept for a couple hours, and fished the morning. The water was low-- 2.7 ft. Weather was rainy and cold, but the fish came out. I set a new record for myself and hooked into a true beast. It was a 27 inch brown trout that had crazy girth. It made it even more cool that it was at midnight.

A true monster. Couldn't even fit a hand around him.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Bonefish Trivia

 
       As our summer fishing season begins to wind down, we start planning for some tropical bonefishing in the Bahamas. Here are a few things you may not know about Bones:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Barbour wax jackets

Is your Barbour jacket ready for the weather that will soon be upon us?  Check now to see if it needs a reproof.
Barbour Beaufort Jackets

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Local Musky Fishing

         Got out today and fished a fairly local river that is said to hold a very healthy population of musky. Didn't catch any musky, but the water looked like their perfect habitat. This also gave us a chance to get the drift boat out before we head up to the Au Sable in a few weeks and fish trout.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Montana Trip 2014

   
            I just rolled in from Montana last night. It was a great trip. We had very good water conditions and willing fish. The folks at Upper Canyon Outfitters make this trip so easy and enjoyable for the whole group.
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