Archive - June - 2008
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6/28/08featured

Dan Holtrop and his good hunting and fishing partner Gordy joined me last night for my last evening dry fly trip before my family vacation.  Streamer fishing and swinging bead heads provided the bulk of our action until dark. Though my better judgement said to leave the river once the storms moved in; we chose Read more

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06/26/08featured

June 26, 2008 Muskegon River Gray Drakes What a great finish to my best Spring guiding season! This was my last guide trip until September so this summer I can play retiree, spend time at the cottage, and get some personal fly fishing under my belt. Steve, Don, and Fred will carry the River Quest Read more

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06/25, 26/08featured

Great time with a couple of instructional float trips. On Tuesday, I hosted my good friend and colleague Dave from Indiana, and on Wednesday, Charlie and Josh, who were part of a son, father, grandfather float with Steve and me. We started from scratch in teaching how to cast the 300 hundred grain sink tips Read more

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Hypefeatured

With July and August knocking on our doorsteps I thought I would let you know that we have great dates remaining for Atlantic salmon fishing in the “Soo” and summer run steelhead on the St. Joseph and Manistee Rivers with myself. And quality smallmouth bass fishing on the Muskegon and Grand Rivers with both Captain Don Read more

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06/25/08featured

Last night on the river was one of the “made to order” evenings for dry fly fishing on the Muskegon. Jon Rudolph and Wayne Blessing joined me for what we hoped would turn out to be a great big fish bug night. Small trout were on the take; trick-or-treats, and articulated fatheads brought many small fish Read more

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6/21/08featured

The Ken Hofman family joined me last night- Grant, Mike, and Steven and father Ken. Fishing with these guys is always enjoyable. The three brothers are always competing each other and this year it was my pleasure to say that Steven (6th grader) took top honors out fishing his big brothers and dad decidedly! We Read more

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6/19/08featured

After my glorious streamer fishing with the guys on Wednesday I could not wait to hit the river with them on Thursday. Just when you think you have a plan a harsh dose of reality slaps you in the face! We started right off in the area where we turned the really big one the day Read more

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06/18/08featured

Remarkably cool weather has gripped us for the last couple of evenings on the MO’; though the 60 degree temps sure make it pleasant on the water the bugs seem a bit miffed. Minimal Gray Drakes last night combined with the off color water which rose again provided us the option of extremely good streamer Read more

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06/16,17/08featured

Great to be back on the water after a couple of weeks at the family cottage up North. With the river some 1500+ cfs higher than normal, air temperature 10-15 degrees cooler than normal, and “breezy” (a weather people term!) conditions the last two nights haven’t made for ideal dry fly fishing, but we’ve taken Read more

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6/16/08featured

picture credit Steelcase 2008   Sorry for the delay on reports….very busy with a project! I spent last night fishing with the company of Norman Barkley and his son Bill Barkley. Some of you outdoor adventurists may recognize Bill’s name; Bill- a marketing director for Steelcase travels the country speaking about his battles loosing his Read more

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