Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Lake Huron Metal
I haven't fished the world. I haven't managed to chase chromers across the continent. Heck...I haven't fished outside of the Great Lakes Watershed. But what I have managed to do is fish my share of Premiere Steelheading Systems in the Great Lakes Basin. From the St Mary's on Superior down through to the Ganaraska of Lake O what I have found is that Lake Huron Metal ranks at the top of the list. The State of Michigan has done wonders with the Lake Michigan fishery but in it's entirety the fragile wild stock genetics of Lake Huron chromers are supreme. A biologist I am not! I speak only via opinion that is based solely on my experiences but history leads one to believe that these genetics could possibly be traced back to the initial stockings on Michigan's Au sable in 1876.
Lake Huron is not a fishery of grand proportions. The fishery is for individuals who are willing to work long and hard for fish. The fishery is for those that favour the raw untainted beauty of a wild stock fishery. The fishery is for those that can withstand natures elements at the worst possible times of the year to chase their quarry. Most importantly the fishery is for those that can find solace in one fish days as equally as they do with a multiple fish outing.
Lake Huron Steelheading is like drinking a fine Craft Beer. The batches are small and the costs are higher but the rewards certainly taste grand.