Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hello West Michigan! August through December 2012

With the launch of the new website, moving across the country, finding a new job (no, Allen Brothers does not supply Jay and I with an income … yet, it’s still a labor of love  ) and having an 18 month old son – it’s safe to say that fishing, let alone blogging, took a bit of a backseat in the second half of 2012.

Having said all that, I did manage to get out on the water a few times on my own, and with Jay and we had some good times! Most of the images below are from the Muskegon River, but I also got out on the Rouge River (soon to be my homewaters and a short 5 minute drive from my house!), and on a creek that a friend of mine showed me just north of where I live.

I hope you enjoy the photos – I’ll let the captions do the talking.

Tight Lines,
In a small creek, north of Grand Rapids, I picked up this fantastic brown on a Pheasant Tail.

A close up of the same brown – just gorgeous colors!

Noah, with a great little rainbow fishing the fast riffles.

Releasing another good looking rainbow.

A brown taken off the back of a King Salmon redd fishing an egg pattern.

My uncle Al, picked up a similar brown behind the King Salmon redds.

Yep, King Salmon. They don’t call them King for nothing. I don’t even think this one is particularly “large”. It was a good fight, but not really my cup of tea. I’ll probably fish for Kings about one a year – or maybe, I’ll just fish for trout and catch one King a year and that will be enough! It’s tough, for me, to be hooking a fish that I know has no interest in eating 

Jay caught this sweet steelhead just last week on the Rogue River. I’m pretty excited to move to Rockford, MI next month and be so close to some decent fishing!


  1. I know you said you don't like fishing for king salmon, but that was a pretty impressive photo!

    Glad life in Michigan is good!

  2. Yeah, they are a fun fish to catch a couple times a year, and no doubt, catching them all the time is some folks cup of tea!