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THE REPORT
Steve Fraley, BBT
Co-owner & Guide

09/29/2017
September 29, 2017


Current Shop Hours - 7am - 7pm Friday & Saturday and 8am - 6pm Sunday thru Thursday…The shop is loaded up with all your fishing and apparel needs!

Please “save the date(s)”…Our fall River Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday October, 21st. Stay tuned for more details. You can never have enough good river karma; please spend some time giving back to our wonderful resource.

Barski is having a Founders based tasting night November 5th! This will be a seven course meal with seven different beers paired with it! (Including the rare and popular KBS!) Contact Barski for ticket information while they last (231-745-6015) and I’ll post more details as well as the flyer as soon as I get it…

No time at all for details this morning, but the report remains the same. Plenty of fish around with more continuing to show daily. We’ve been having a blast out there “almost” every day! I thought we had fun last Friday doing better than some I spoke with and not quite as good as a few others, but apparently netting some fish and fighting some others wasn’t good enough for the folks I had. Perhaps my boat, equipment, lunch or service wasn’t quite up to their standards, but I’m actually thinking that telling them that deliberately snagging fish was not only illegal, but kind of immoral didn’t go over well after it was attempted… Don’t know, but in short, for only the fifth time in 25+ years of guiding a couple of guys made the “do not rebook” list and I’ll leave it at that… ;^)

Shook that negativity off while having a great day off on Saturday then started the new week on Sunday with a wonderful couple, Vonda & Jim. My sister Chris (along with my three others) will be proud to know that I actually went to church, something that I haven’t done in quite some time, but Vonda and Jim had a live feed from their home congregation that we watched and listened to as we made our way down the river (Pretty Cool ;^) and we had an awesome day of fishing. We are re-booked for next year and I’m looking forward to it!

Thanks guys! Had a GREAT time...

On Monday I had Steve, an angler that’s spent a fair amount of time in our BBT boats and it was evident! Simply put, I found a bunch of fresh fish in pools all day and he caught them…

Just a few of Steve’s.

Tuesday was an awesome day as always with long time regulars Patrick and Keith. We’ve got plenty of great stories to tell and only added to it on this day. Fish were still numerous in the pools and we had fun with them all day. Thanks for the pie and I’ll see you guys soon!

A few random shots from the day.

Wet wading in late September was a real thing for me several days last week. Thankfully, fall has returned….

John and Phil joined me on Wednesday and the action remained good! Nice work fellas and nice meeting Phil, a new neighbor here in Baldwin! Looking forward to next year if not before for some Steelhead… (Let’s avoid the “code red” next time however! ;^)

I love the fall colors!

The gratuitous Salmon shots.

Spent yesterday out with Ray and Frank in my boat as part of an annual five boat group trip and everyone had a great day. We’ve got the same group today so I’m saving those photos for next report and finishing this now while I’ve still got time to post before going out this morning. Been seeing a few Steelhead around and the wheels are turning! Still have open slots for those in the second half of October and November if you’re interested in joining me. Just give the shop a call… 1-231-745-3529

That’s all I’ve got for now, Till next time, tight lines…
Steve

Announcements/Destination Travel Info-

Stay tuned for details on our Belize trip to The Blue Bonefish lodge January 27 to February 3, 2018!!

It’s a nice place to be in winter!

Argentina 2018

The dates are January 8 – 13, 2018 and we are taking deposits ($1,000) now to hold your spot! Treat yourself to a trip of a lifetime! The package price per person based on double occupancy is US $3,995.00 and includes:
• Six full days guided fishing (with expert, local bilingual (Spanish-English) fly-fishing guide)
• All your lodging, meals and beverages (including beer & wine with meals)
• Transportation to and from the Airport in Bariloche

Join us next year for a warm and fantastic vacation to bring in the new year!

BBT In Argentina 2014

Alaska We have our “BBT Hosted” dates set for next year…. (Keep in mind we can book any dates for you!!) August 4 - 11, 2018. The “BBT Special” will be $3,495 per person for a week of fishing in some of the greatest water in Alaska! This rate INCLUDES the “Best of Katmai” Package; two fly outs throughout the week! $3,495 is the standard weekly rate without fly-outs…an incredible BBT exclusive deal!!! If you are interested in joining us, please contact the shop for details. It is an amazing trip!!!!

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