This past august I was lucky enough to be able to take a little time out to go to the west side of the state for a short salmon fishing and camping trip. It is something my dad, my hunting partner and myself had been planning on doing since earlier this summer. However every time we’d come up with a date it would end up being inconvenient for one party or another. But eventually we got it together and made our way up north to the Pere Marquette River to chase spawning salmon.
To say the least, we had a blast. Below are a few pics from our trip. We ended up catching quite few fish over the course of two days, mostly snagging them. However we did manage to catch 10 legal fish. For bait I was using different fly patterns, mostly wooly bugger variations, but the most effective thing was a wooly bugger inline spinner that I make. Which had a few fish biting at it out of aggression since the salmon this late in the spawn don't feed. I'll post the pattern for the wooly bugger spinner that I make in a later post.
Next year I'll making this trip a lot sooner so I can catch salmon while they're still fresh in the river and more aggressive. But this trip was still a lot of fun.
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Me holding a decent sized salmon caught on a spinner.
My hunting partner with another nice salmon.