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First fish of 2018 finally


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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:49 PM

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Couldn't take it any longer, finally had a nice day with temps in the 70's and caught up "enough" on rod work where I can take a few hour break so I got out for about 4 hours on the Clinton. Was searching for steelhead but after 6 months of cold & snow I was just fine with anything that wanted to put a bend in the fly rod. Ended up landing a walleye and about a half dozen white suckers that were built like sherman tanks. Real enjoyable day after such a long winter and a good primer for the real steelhead trip to the Au Sable that is coming up before long.


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#2 zip

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:16 PM

Good stuff,Steve!Bout time you got to wet a line!
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#3 steeldrifter

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 05:48 PM

Been a long hard winter man thats for sure. Today is the first nice day we have head since October. Been constantly down in the 30's and even had about 1/2" of snow Tuesday morning. Now it hit 75 today. Supposed to be back into the mid 40's & 50's after tomorrow but the warmer temps are finally starting to come around a bit now.


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#4 mikechell

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:26 PM

That's a pretty Walleye.  Nice suckers, too !!!

Good to see you're "back" ... out of the work "cave".


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#5 Dave G.

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:37 PM

Great Steve, doesn't much matter what the first fish of the season are does it, just great to get out finally and to catch something is a bonus ! Supposed to be upper 60's here tomorrow, hoping to get out with that 10ft 4 wt I built from Johnny after the delays settled out. Just hoping the wind stays down is all. Right now is midge and wet fly time here.

 

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:47 PM

Pretty water and nice fish. Curious what the suckers hit?



#7 steeldrifter

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 10:10 PM

They were jumping all over the crystal meth chartreuse sucker spawn flies. Funny thing is I tried the same pattern in both orange and pink and not a single take. Switched back to chartreuse and the suckers were all over it again.


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