Post By: brookieflyfisher Posted: 10/11/2012 8:57:29 PM Points: 4896
So the Chinook and Coho Salmon are in the rivers right now in the Great Lakes area and I've been doing my best to get my first salmon. I've been fishing out here for 3 salmon seasons and I've yet to get one. I'm beginning to think I'm cursed.
Last weekend I fair-hooked a beast of a king. Before the fight even began the trailing fly caught on a stick and the beast shook itself free.
Today was even worse. I fair-hooked another nice fish, fought it for 15 minutes (almost had it netted) and then *pop* broke the line. Then I hooked two more that got off right away. A few hours later I lost the top section of my rod working on a snag. Oh, and my brand new waders leak.
Only good news was the kid I was fishing with got a nice female on a black bugger. I'll get a picture of the fish up ASAP.
Good news is I'm back on Sunday, just in time to hit my favorite brown trout waters. Lets hope the curse wears off.
Reply by: gator13 Posted: 10/14/2012 11:58:20 AM Points: 182
if u want info and someone to show you where and what to use i can give u some phone numbers and if u go up there right know u have a chance for some steelhead and some 10 to 20 pound browns if u go let me know
i can show u some places in mich that r full of salmon and steelhead browns and u will never see another person my buddies back home r nailing all three right know i can give u there phone numbers and they will take u to our spots i am heading back for christmas for some steelheaf fishing if u want here is my phone number 719-304-4127 i go every year
Reply by: skiman Posted: 10/15/2012 8:22:18 AM Points: 511
brookie... Man, I've almost forgotten what Coho and King fishing was all about! I used to fish Port Washington and caught my fair share on Lil'Cleos from the breakwater. I never did try the river stuff...but really got into the spin casting. Nothing like grilled Coho fillets! Good Fishing! Ski