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General RegionGrayling, MI.
Specific LocationHoly Waters
Time of DayEvenings
Fish Caught2 'bows and numerous brooks.
Conditions & HatchesCaddis, Mother's Day Caddis, some sulfurs. No spinners.

Details and Discussion

Brian314May 31st, 2022, 3:24 am
Fenton, MI.

Posts: 49
Caught a 12 in. rainbow and a 10 in.brook as well as numerous, smaller brooks and another rainbow. But there was supposed to sulfur spinner falls all 3 nights and that did not happen. Friday night it was too cool. Saturday night a rain shower moved in and the temp dropped 10-12 degrees - again no spinners. Sunday was a warm but windy day - threatening the spinner fall. However, by evening the wind died and there SHOULD have been a nice spinner fall - but, again - nothing. However, the 12 in. rainbow, I caught on a nymph just before dark, soothed my hurt feelings. I fished until about 10 PM each night, after which, it was just too dark to see anything. I came home Monday morning and I have NO DOUBT there was a nice sulfur spinner fall that night - LOL.
Overall though, it was a good trip (for me) and did not get skunked. :-)
PS - I tried to take a picture of the rainbow but it got off the hook while I was fishing my camera out of a pocket. :-(
MartinlfMay 31st, 2022, 8:00 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3213
Sounds like fun. I never manage photos when I'm on my own--have given up trying for the most part. Not worth potential risk to the fish. But the photo is not the important thing for me, it's the experience, and it sounds like you had a good one.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123May 31st, 2022, 1:31 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2597
Been a rough spring for fishing...lots of unstable weather...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Jmd123May 31st, 2022, 1:33 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2597
BTW my best photographic accessory when fishing is a Measure Net...shows accurate size too!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Brian314June 1st, 2022, 2:09 am
Fenton, MI.

Posts: 49
Yea, I agree. It's easy to get photos if you're in a drift boat. But trying to take pictures when you're wading and trying to manage rod, fish and camera at the same time is a real P.I.T.A. ... heh-heh.
BTW, the rainbow was caught on a generic, yellow and brown nymph I tied a few days prior. The 10 in. brook was caught on a #16 or #18 caddis dry imitation.

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