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Pryal74February 7th, 2011, 5:02 pm
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168
The Mainistique River is STILL producing top notch fishing for Lake Michigan Steelhead. I fished with Chris G. today and it was outstanding! We landed 4 beautiful fish. Estaz Eggs and streamers brought hits on a gorgeous February sunday. I landed a 3+ pound hen on a bright pink Estaz Egg and a big Steelie broke my ten pound liter when he took off with my bright green and white streamer. Chris was slaying them in an upstream pool, he landed 3 fish; a nice looking 3 pound male and a couple skippers. He also hooked numerous other fish! What a day!! Pictured below; my only fish landed and Chris doing his laundry room audition of the Lord Of The Dance. His leaky waders gave us some goofing around time in the local laundrymat.

-James Pryal
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Jmd123February 7th, 2011, 5:20 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
Nice looking fishie there, James! A quick question for ya: do you have a good method of keeping your line/line guides from iceing up on you, or do you only fish on those days when it's near or above freezing?

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Pryal74February 8th, 2011, 7:04 am
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168
I just clean the eyes out manually. They had frozen up over 50 times, easily. It cost me a hookup once. I was cleaning the eye closest to me and my indicator took a dive. I raised up too slow. When I strip a streamer, my gloves eventually get wet too. I need something a little tougher for my hands. Before we left, I changed gloves and snow was coming off in my hand from the line. To answer your question, no I don't have a method that keeps it out.
-James Pryal
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