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General RegionNortheast Michigan
Time of DaySunrise till 2:00 pm
Fish CaughtLittle rainbows, brookies and two browns
Conditions & HatchesCloudy and rain in the morning, then some sun and clouds. Temps in the low 70,s.

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MichimikeJuly 28th, 2022, 4:44 pm
Bancroft, Michigan

Posts: 23
Well after nearly 8 weeks since my surgery I had to go trout fishing and I wanted to fish a small stream. So up at 3:00 am and on the shortly after with plenty of coffee I headed north. I was in the river about 7:00 am, it was cloudy and threatening rain which it finally did. But the fish were looking up. There were tricos and caddis coming off, and I opted for a caddis pattern. The water was low and clear but the heavy over cast was my big advantage. I caught numerous small rainbows and brookies which were fun on the 3 wt. orvis superfine carbon fly rod, but the big surprise for me was catching two nice brown trout, I have never caught any browns in this stream and these were nice fish. Unfortunately I did not bring a net with me and trying to get my phone out and hang on to fish was not working! I was wore out by 2:00 pm, and kind of sore, but it was uplifting to be trout fishing again! I included a few photos, but I need to figure out a better method for the carrying the phone for quick access.
Take care, Mike.
Jmd123July 28th, 2022, 7:20 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
Well done. Mike! I bet that felt GOOD@ I am die to go up north for a party next weekend & I will try to get some fishing in on that trip...


P.S. I LOVE 3-weights!!!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
MartinlfJuly 29th, 2022, 5:10 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Nice work, Mike! I just had hernia surgery, and am looking forward to the day I can get on the stream again.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
MichimikeJuly 30th, 2022, 4:24 pm
Bancroft, Michigan

Posts: 23
Jonathan, yes it was great and I hope your able to get on the water next weekend, Louis I’m wishing you a quick recovery there’s nothing worse than watching summer slip away and not being able to enjoy it. Take care of your self!
MartinlfAugust 1st, 2022, 5:21 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Thanks Mike. About 4 more weeks, but I seem to be healing well. Right now I'm tying flies for a bonefish trip. Some crazy stuff--flexo crabs, Avalon permit flies, the Kwan etc.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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