That sounds like a great plan go for it. I have not been to Traverse City in 20 years, never get north of Big M. country on my steelie trips. Beautiful country up there though. Never get up there since there is so much quality fishing to be had south of the Big M. Good luck with the football season, here it is like a religion. My sons HS team has the same varsity coach for the last 31 years ! He has a 80% winning percentage, went to state finals last year, and presently ranked # 1 in its class this year.
If I had to choose between going to an exciting HS football game or a good day steelheading, I would take the HS football game, also better than watching the Bears many times.