Fishing in Michigan
Just got back from our family vacation in and around Traverse City, MI. I was able to get on the Manistee three times and the Boardman once in the week we were in Michigan. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of fish that I caught. The fishing was great, but nothing big. Caught a couple of Brookies, but mostly browns. The fish started rising around 9am and finished around noon. There were plenty of tricos in the morning, but I was only successful with an Adams. Nymph fishing was not productive at all. You are only allowed to keep two trout on the Manistee in the blue ribbon section and the Brook trout have to be 10 inches and all others 15 inches. I tried my hand at using a mouse on the Boardman at night and got one to make a big splash at it, but was not able to hook the fish. Fishing at night on the Boardman is tricky business with all of the sunken trees and sediment banks. If you haven't been to this area, you are missing a great area to fish. I have been here in June when the big Hex hatch is going on in the evening and that is when you catch the big guys.
aka Scott Hall