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Au Sable trout & bass


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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:56 AM

 Pictures from the past few days on the Au Sable. Spent Sun-Wed fishing streamers and dry flies for trout and bass. Weather was nice and temps weren't too high, fishing was a bit tough at times but still managed some great fish. Highlight of the trip was Tuesday after what was a really hard day of fishing throwing streamers for about 7 hours without any trout at all. Finally about 6pm we hiked into one of my favorites spots which is a bit deeper into the woods. I had told my buddy on the hike in all it takes is one cast to change the outlook of the day, and I was right. After about a half dozen casts starting to work some sweepers on the far bank a big brown trout crashed the fly and put up a good fight before I was able to slide the net under him. Taped out at 20" right on the nose and had some beautiful colors.

Was an enjoyable trip. Back home now for a little over 2 weeks to get some rods done and get the boat ready before heading back up for 16 days next month.


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#2 mikechell

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:08 AM

I'll be looking at the pictures when I get home.

But I just had to say ... all the time you're spending on the water ... I'm envious!


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 02:30 PM

Cracking fish that first one Steve. Don't get too used to the fishing, I'm still hoping for another rod or two before you retire!!
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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#4 steeldrifter

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:09 PM

Ahhh...got a few more years till I retire I guess ;) My life is way too easy to retire soon lol


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:47 PM

Gorgeous fish,buddy!
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#6 mikechell

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:48 PM

As I said on the phone, beautiful Trout and Bass !!!


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:21 AM

Thanks for the trip picts.  They made my otherwise rotten day,

 

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 11:58 PM

beautiful fish Steve, I'm jealous.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 12:16 PM

Gorgeous brown! Glad you were able to get him before the water warmed up. This heat wave has resulted in a 3-day, non-child-custodial weekend during which I have not fished a lick because it's just too damned hot. Pitiful.

 

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#10 steeldrifter

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 02:09 PM

Down lower in the system for the smallmouth. We spent the morning bass fishing one day 30 miles lower by my cabin at five channels.


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:31 PM

That ones a funny looking bass / trout , never caught one like it . Very nice Brown in the first pic but what would I know , I live in AZ .