Pere Marquette River Fishing Report- April 17th

This past week showed the best steelhead fishing of the year. It also had the highest water, over the banks for a day or two. Fish numbers were down today, though I’m guessing and hoping that a big pile of steelhead are heading up stream following this high water.

The water is a little high with color in the Flies Only section. Walhalla is still high with a lot of color and sand.

Steelhead have been jumping in the net with about everything in their mouths, you gotta love high colored water. Top fly choices being orange and pink eggs, anything that looks somewhat like a smolt, small black stones and Ted’s HealthCare Caddis (I’ll put a post up soon with this one).

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