Fishing Articles — steelhead

Floating Fundamentals by Dan Robson

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Floating Fundamentals by Dan Robson

  As peaceful as the morning was, there was a degree of intensity that is hard to explain. There was no one else around and the breeze pushing through the trees was the only sound. Birds, aware of the impending storm, were silent. There were no distractions, just me, alone with my float. My heart wasn’t quite to the point of racing, but beating faster than normal. As intently as I watched my brain failed to register the exact moment the float went down: there one second, gone the next. It’s a sight that keeps me coming back for more....

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Slippin', Chuckin' and Winding For Fall Steelhead by Mike Gnatkowksi

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Slippin', Chuckin' and Winding For Fall Steelhead by Mike Gnatkowksi

  Getting up with the chickens paid dividends. Running up the lower Big Manistee River in total darkness was dicey, but when we came to the run known as "Top-Of-The-Mile" no one was there. The run is a favorite of Manistee River anglers because it's long and clean; perfect for bouncing bottom with spawn. Fish that negotiate the shallow stretch below during the night tend to hang up once they reach the deeper run. Fish from above, tucked into the wood and logs during the day, relax under the cover of darkness and often slip down and collect in the...

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