A lot of boats and wading anglers were out in the morning this Saturday on the Pere Marquette, but not a lot of reports of steelhead brought to the boat. Surface water temperature was 39 degrees by noon in the upper river.
Want a custom drift boat with cell phone charger outlets and low lighting in the cockpit for fishing at night? Here you go. With honeycomb construction throughout the whole boat, it makes it lighter, stronger and more agile than the fiberglass counter parts. The hull is designed around Michigan rivers.
You can check them out in Baldwin, Michigan and on their website stealthcraftboats.com. Here is a video about the features of their 16′ SuperFly model.
Ted Borgeld is an artist with a passion for fish. He lives on a small vineyard near Pentwater Michigan and works magic with white cedar carving out fish from Michigan Grayling, to Sturgeon, to Permit. He applies his skills to creating pedestals, wall hanging carvings, as well as three dimensional scenes like the ones below. You can get in touch with him to commission your own catch, or purchase one of his masterpieces through his website graperidgecarvings.com.
Finally a winter fly fishing movie of the Muskegon River. Riverquest Charters sponsors the hook ups for this jazzy piece.
It looks like the groundhog was right on an early spring. On the White River today there were small stoneflies galore. Trout and steelhead are surely eating them, but not so visible now with the charging river flows in West Michigan. Once the rivers calm a bit, I’m sure it’s the fly to use.