Fall Surf's Up Salmon(8/27/03) - Fly Fishing Forum
Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon Amazing "Inland ocean" fisheries

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 2.00 average. Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 10-07-2003, 09:17 PM
dansteelieman's Avatar
dansteelieman dansteelieman is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Michigan(Great Lakes)
Posts: 433
Send a message via AIM to dansteelieman
Post Fall Surf's Up Salmon(8/27/03)

Labor Day weekend I had a blast chasing early salmon in a few surf destinations in northern Michigan. Late summer/early fall is a great time to hit the beach and look for early kings staging off thermal breaks and shoreline discharges.

When I arrived late Friday night, I decided I would check the area out. Nothing around, really. Although we did get a strong east wind for about 3 days causing a thermal updwelling of cooler water in the bay. I was right at the end of it, and the first day was by far the best. Many fish were staging outside in the bay and I hooked 2 of them. Fresh kings that smoked me. I was throwing an 8" smelt imitation. I looked at a few other destinations with no fish seen.

I went back the next morning and ended up landing one. A nice chrome hen of about 8-9lbs that was already spawned out. It took a 5" Dan's GL CLouser imitation. She must of entered one of the nearby tribs and came back out to the lake. I have seen this many times.

Overall, I had a good time. Fall colors were just about turning and the fishing was still in the early stages. The area I fished recieves a great run of fish every year.

I have another trip with pics coming soon!

9lb hen nookie

Remanants of last year's run!

Last edited by dansteelieman; 10-08-2003 at 12:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
 

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Salmon Fall River NH Eddie O'Neill The Quintessential Trout 1 04-14-2013 11:36 AM
Canadian Atlantic Salmon in the fall? petevicar Classic Atlantic Salmon 4 05-11-2007 10:47 AM
Fall King Salmon runs Dble Haul Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 11 05-18-2006 07:51 AM
GL Fall salmon preview dansteelieman Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 3 09-18-2003 09:07 PM
Broodstock Salmon Stocking--Fall 2000 ssully Classic Atlantic Salmon 0 10-06-2000 12:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:40 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)