So I have not updated a lot, mostly because life has been hectic, but it has been a great start to the year in terms of fishing. Opening weekend was a lot of fun for me, caught quite a few fish and the family and I really enjoyed being up north.
Memorial weekend was even better though, as I caught my biggest trout ever. The pictures below are of my second one, the smaller of the two. This one was about 14″-15″ and quite a bit smaller than the bigger one, which is why I couldnt get a picture of that one. I am awaiting my net, so I had to be quick to let the other one go, no safe way to get a pic.
I have a lot I want to catch up, but the Michigan season is definitely going well. It was somewhat cold to start, but the heat has really kicked in. I wont be going up until next weekend, but I got to fish Hendrickson’s and Brown Drakes so far, so I am pretty blessed. I don’t know if I will get to fish Hex, still havent had a chance to do so, but being up on the North Branch, I dont feel comfortable going to the Main to fish by myself, in unfamiliar water, at night.
I do have a few products to talk about, but that will have to wait for another post.
What has been the biggest blessing though, so far, is that my kids and I have had the chance to spend quite a bit of time together on the water. Watching kids catch and reel in fish is honestly better than catching them yourself. I swear, a 10″ brookie to a kid is like a 24″ brownie on the end of my line.
Right now, to beat the heat and beat the anxiousness of waiting to get back out there, I am busy tying. I am really attracted to fishing older classic patterns. I really dont know WHAT I am supposed to be fishing outside of reading blogs and books about what people use when. Hopefully that is enough… Can’t go wrong with Rusty Gates and Jerry Regan patterns.