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Pere Marquette River Fishing Report– September 18th

Friday, September 18th, 2015

It doesn’t seem possible but there is nothing to really update from the past two weeks fishing reports. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending how you look at the world, the fishing is maintaining at an OK level. There are enough salmon to find a few each day but often no more.

Rumor has it that there is a wall of warm water setting off Ludington, this has happened in the past and always delays the run.

The water levels in the river are pretty low and the river is running clear, especially upstream. Maybe some rain this weekend will help with both water conditions and salmon migration.

Tip: I really don’t have a top fly to recommend this week but can say that on a couple of the days with clear water and bright sun it came down to a dead drift versus any with a swing. When the bite turned off and we want to floating lines and a dead drift instead of a chuck-n-duck rig, we were able to get things going again.



Post from the Past

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

This was originally posted on September 22, 2011.

The youngest member of the Indigo Guide Service crew, Aaliyah, has been getting more and more interested in fly tying lately. With salmon season here, Dad decided to put her energies and interest to good use. After a few practice flies Aaliyah was proud to point out that Mom couldn’t tell the difference between her fly and one of Dad’s.

Kevin and Aaliyah went through many name options and Aaliyah finally choose Salmon Candy. Kevin reports that the Salmon Candy has caught several kings already.

TMC 105 Hook
Bead Chain Eyes
Estaz Body
Marabou Tail

michigan salmon fly

Pere Marquette River Fishing Report– Sept 4th

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Steve sends the following:

Fishing remains fair at this point with multiple hook-ups and if the stars align you may even put some salmon in the net. At this point the lower river has the bulk of the migrating salmon as they slowly making their way toward the spawning gravels.

Body baits and spinners are working well, some fish are also being caught on streamers and heavy sink-tips.

Tip: Fish the wood and if a woody spot has a deep run, it will be holding salmon.

Post from the Past

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

We posted about Michigan Out of Doors hitting the Pere Marquette with Steve back on October 18th, 2013. I went back and found the video now that it has been posted online. Enjoy.