The Pere Marquette is currently out of the banks in places following thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday. Snow and colder temps are helping in slowing the amount of run off and the river should be at a better level in a couple of days.
You could not get a boat under M-37 bridge today and it will be a couple of days before I think you can. The boat ramp was totally under water and flowing through the woods here today.
Along with the high water we currently still have winter like conditions here. Water temperature is 33 degrees with thick slippery shelf ice in places. Most of the launches are still ice and snow covered so please use extreme caution when launching and retrieving your watercraft.
Ryan brought his friend Jed for his first time ever on the 9th.
Jed managed to put his first steelhead ever in net. Nice fish Jed!
I took mark and his son Nick on the 11th. It was nick’s first time ever fly fishing for steelhead.
Nick caught his first and second steelhead ever and did battle with some others.
I fished with Lee and his son Wayne on the 12th. Wayne after loosing a few managed to seal the deal with a nice buck then I fished on a group trip with Steve on the 14th and 15th, he can tell you more about that in his upcoming report.
I will try to post a update as the conditions change here in the next couple of days.
See you on the river,