Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11

Today marked yet another milestone in the Michigan chapter.

Ever since we purchased the cabin I have longed to float the lower river with the Hyde down from Rainbow in November,
It didn't take me long to learn that fish stack heavy in the lower river from October through to the spring push.

After a relentless 8 week work lockdown Arn, Red, and myself made a break from plastic making purgatory towards some chrome redemption.

Day one couldn't have gone any better.  We woke to fresh a white blanket of fresh snow and made our way towards a promising day. 

Although we didn't put huge numbers up we all did manage to feel the raw power of fresh November Chrome.

8 comments:

LOAH said...

Those are some beauties! Great job.

So are there special regs for them? In this region, they don't allow wild steelies to be kept, only fin-clipped (why I ask).

Gorgeous fish.

JB Ricks said...

Nice job. Spawn?

Harv said...

WTF dude??? I thought you promised to never wear that God forsaken visor ever again.............

Nice fish!!! Wish I could have joined you :(

GT said...

Incredible Chrome! Nice work guys. (You let Red spey out of the Hyde? :O )

Shoreman said...

Those are some nice looking fish.

Mark

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

Those are some sweet looking fish!!
Not that I know a thing about fishing for steelhead but that had to be a stellar day right there. Gotta make that drive from home up to the Great Lakes one of these days....

Trotsky said...

Nice fish boys... you are killing me here...

lambton said...

Thanks boys...
GT... No Spey in the boat. That would result in a certain trip to the hospital.

JB all fish were taken on Roe.

LOAH...this fishery allows fish to be harvested. No specific restrictions towards clippers versus wild. That being said we harvest no Steelhead. Just the way we roll. To valuable IMHO to hit the frying pan.

Norland...you are useless!

Harv...too bad..we have two Hydes here and too many options. All rivers are fishing well.