Hey guys, after taking a little time off and then getting back after it for a little bit I figure I am overdue for a report! Shop hours are currently 8am – 6pm daily and while we are fairly busy right now we do still have a guide or guides available on most days yet of the fall Steelhead season. Give us a call to check on those dates or to book a room at the Motel BBT! (231) 745-3529
First off, I want to echo John’s sentiments and take a minute to sincerely thank all of the volunteers that came out to help us for our 27th annual fall river cleanup! We never seem to have quite enough hands to get it all done, but what we do cover makes a huge difference. We thank you and so does the river!!!
I haven’t really ran up any higher than the mid-river since last report so I don’t have much “fly water” information for you other than its back to low and clear again, but we’ve been fishing hard from the mid-river all the way to the lake depending on the day, river/weather conditions and fining a few players most days, but not all…
Conditions went from pretty darn good during the one good flush of water we had that brought some new dimes into the system then right back to low and clear with a stealthier approach needed where we are now. I see a few “showers” in the forecast going forward, but nothing I’m too excited about; another good blast of water would be sweet.
I’ve had several days recently of floating line/fly rod indicator fishing primarily productive with eggs in the yellow/green spectrum, but have spent even more time doing essentially the same with either spin or baitcasting rigs and/or pitching and retrieving crank baits like hot-n-tots or wiggle warts. Our shop is loaded up with all the gear you’ll need for any and all of these methods, so stop in and talk to the guys to get geared up if you aren’t already!
Not much more to tell on the fishing side of things, but on a more personal and sadder note I have had to move one trip and cancel another for this coming Friday and Saturday to attend my “second mom’s” funeral and wake.
I only mention this here because many of you that read this have not only met Kirk and his wife Hailey who moved up this way and worked for us at BBT for a number of years, but also became good friends with him prior to his return to Toledo some time back to take care of his/our mother. Kirk and I have known each other for about 48 years now, he is truly my “brother from another mother” and at the age of 9 on up for a while our mothers shared that difficult task of raising the two of us! (On top of their others!) She is deeply loved and will be sorely missed…
I’m back at it tomorrow thru Thursday again and will try to post a new report sometime next week. (I do have some great open dates in November/December yet if you’d like to join me!!!) Thanks so much for your continued support and we hope to see you around the shop, at motel, in the river or in one of our boats soon! That’s all for now, till next time, be safe, be well and have fun out there!