A few weekends ago, my parents were in town and we had the chance to fish some property that a friend of Jays owns. It’s up on the Baldwin River not too far from the confluence of the Pere Marquette. While it was a pretty short ordeal, it was great to get out for a few hours in the evening and enjoy time on the water with Dad, Jay and Hudson.
I can’t say the fishing was epic, most of what we picked up were 6″ to 12″ steelhead smolt from the year before, but we did hook into the occasional 14″ brown and it made for some excitement.
We were expecting to see more steelhead, but the one pod we did find didn’t disappoint. We drifted eggs behind the redd and picked up what seemed like a brown every cast for a few glorious minutes.
The big takeaway for me was wading in the cool water for the first time of the year without a down jacket, beanie and gloves – and breathing deeply of the fragrant forest air.
via Allen Brothers http://www.theallenbrothers.com/site/2013/05/knocking-off-work-early-to-fish-the-baldwin-river/