With a wrap on my Atlantic salmon season we ended it on a very good note. As you have read on our blogs from the last couple days-conditions had gotten tough from the mega hex hatches stuffing the fish. Last night as dusk was falling a cool fog bank swallowed the area and basically kept a bunch of hex from getting in the water. This brought the bite back in a very good way today.

Joining me today was Ben Elenbaas of Phil Elenbaas Millwork and one of Northern Michigan’s finest custom home builders Chris Miller of Traverse City. Both Ben and Chris had never caught an Atlantic before and with the tough bite of late I was feeling the pressure. Much to my delight the salmon had decided to dine on something other than hex and we finished the season with a banner double digit day. Most of the fish today were in the 5lbs class but Chris was rewarded with a very nice 11lb Atlantic salmon in the fog this morning.

With another season in the books I will look forward to 2010 and the awesome Atlantic salmon of the St. Mary’s River.

Capt. Steven Kuieck