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New Article - AuSable River Tailwater Trout


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#1 SmallieHunter

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 07:56 PM

Steeldrifter has written a very informative and quite extensive article about fishing the fabled AuSable River in Michigan. Steve put alot of time into this article so it is one everyone should take the time to read. Be sure to read all three pages!!!

Thanks for the great article Steveo, keep em coming bud headbang.gif

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 10:39 AM

headbang.gif Very nice work Steve! You're on a roll.

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 06:49 PM

I like it Steve. biggrin.gif

I thought you did a fine job. headbang.gif

Very informative.

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 09:53 PM

Great article Steve. So informative I feel ready to go and know what to expect. The walleye sure was a nice bonus and the pictures came out well. It's no wonder your Dad took you there, it's a very special place. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 08:43 PM

Excellent!!!!

I cut my trout-fishing teeth on that stretch back in the late 70's and early 80's. Your article brings back very fond memories of a much younger man. I could count on one hand the weekends that I missed during those years. Back then you were allowed to drive along the powerlines coming off of 33. Our camp was at the end of the trail and in the Quality Waters. Every morning we would get up, walk to the bridge and fish down to camp. I lost a brown of a lifetime in that deep hole about 1/4 mile below the entrance of the QW. It broke 6 pound like it was thread.
It wasn't difficult to land 30 fish in a morning with some very respectable ones in the mix

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:27 AM

VERY nice writing Steve!! With the next 2 weeks off, I may have to head over that way and see it all first hand! It sure sounds like an amazing place even if I dont catch a fish LOL!!

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:34 AM

The Mio stretch is closed til the opener next April. But if you do go there during season, there's not much worth fishing there anyways... innocent.gif hehe

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 01:21 PM

SD

Excellent article!! I have not fished that area of the river yet!! But you never know what next year will bring.

Thanks for very informative article!!

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 06:55 PM

Steve i would like to praise you on your writing skill.Very well done and informative.
After some of your post i would never thought you had it in ya Ha Ha.

But a very nicely but together piece.I have my mind set on getting uo there for the first time next year.It is a must do on my list.

THank you Steve

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE (trout traveler @ Dec 16 2004, 06:55 PM)
After some of your post i would never thought you had it in ya Ha Ha.


ol' SD has many sides to him that you guys dont know about Rick wink.gif


Thanks guys That river has been special to me since i was a boy and its my pleasure to share some of my experiances i've had on it with you guys.

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#11 Shoe

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:12 AM

QUOTE (steeldrifter @ Dec 16 2004, 07:31 PM)

ol' SD has many sides to him that you guys dont know about Rick wink.gif

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Rick,

It really doesn't fish to it's full potential until the middle/end of May. Mio pond seems to hold the temps down during the early season. Once the pond warms a little, look out
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#12 Lance Kekel

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 09:08 AM

Great article Steve! I've spent nearly 30 years fishing the waters around grayling and I've yet to fish that stretch below Mio. One of these days I'm going to HAVE to pay it a visit. Thanks for sharing!! thumbup.gif
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