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    Fly_Guy
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    PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:21 PM    Post subject: Michigan Steelhead Reply with quote

    I really miss the hunting in Colorado, but the fishing in Michigan is unreal. Here are a few steelhead that I got this year.





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    BNC04
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    PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:04 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Yowsa!
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    Trout bum
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    PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:58 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Atta boy Paul, very nice fish dude! cheers
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    jcneng
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    PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:51 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Wow, nice job Paul! Great fish
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    PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:06 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Great photo's Paul. One of those fish in a season would be a great year. X 3 good job.
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    tbvet3
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    PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:58 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Sweet! And tasty too!

    What river were you on? When I lived Up North I fished the Au Sable exclusively. Couple miles below Foote Dam is terrific! Can be pretty good at the Dam too.
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:37 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Damn SON! Hella nice job. Those are all lifetime fish.
    I spent the last few days in Aspen in a sweet house on the Fork, I was gonna post a pic of a few of the fish I caught, but nevermind. cheers
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:55 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Look like stocker rainbows...

    Wow Paul... Just wow.

    Are those wild? Don't see a notch in the dorsal?

    Egg sacks?

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    Fly_Guy
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:01 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    The first pic is the Pere Marquette in March. Actually did a float trip with a friend from Colorado.

    Second and third are on the Rogue.

    Only got out twice in the spring as it seemed like winter was ever going to leave, once in March on the PM and once in April on the Rogue. Every fish I hooked and landed this spring was on stoneflies.

    The fall run, salmon anyways, was really weird. Things were really late and not many fish. Floated the Muskegon on the 10th and landed a few dirty salmon, but no steelies. Then wade fished the Rogue on the 12th and landed the fish in the bottom pick and had another on.

    Here is one I took swinging a tube fly with a two hand rod last fall, my new sickness.

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    Fly_Guy
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:12 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Ol Blu wrote:


    Are those wild? Don't see a notch in the dorsal?



    Chances are the fish I got on the Rogue are planters, but without a clipped fin it's hard to tell.

    All the fish in the PM are wild, no stocking at all.

    Here is a nice chrome fish from last fall on the PM.

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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:52 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Info on Michigan fin clipping can be found here

    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_52259_48361-180626--,00.html

    If your fish had all their fins they were wild hatched.
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