I was joined on the Manistee today by Paul Owens & Ron Cook. Paul took a day off from his day job as a teacher for Sparta Public Schools and Ron took some time away from turning wrenches as one of Grand Rapids finest mechanics to chase salmon. This morning was a bit slower than it has been as with the rains we got last night the river flow rose over 1000cfs from yesterday and our clarity went right out the window. Ron did manage to get a couple of the fish we did hook to the boat (above). Unfortunately, Paul could not buy a break, despite many hook ups, none made it to the boat until finally the last hook up of the day brought redemption and Paul landed the nice male shown below. Thanks again for making the trip up guys, it was good getting to know you both a little better.
Capt. Dave DeVries