I have often asked the question, "Do Steelhead mean Spring, or does Spring mean Steelhead?" Well, I guess only a steelheader would ask such a question. However, either way you look at it, Steelhead are on their way up the rivers.
I love the spring season. I thoroughly enjoy watching nature awake from the slumbers of a long, cold, snowy winter...all the while throwing a line.
Many anglers are getting out and today will be as good as any on the Alley for a preseason sneak peak. We have guides out checking things out and looking for some early chrome Little Man's. I'm quite confident that fish will be found.
Here are some shots from the memoirs of last springs season. Many great clients were shown the awesome waters of Steelhead Alley and all found success!
An angler from the East Coast grins with Steelhead in hand. He and his comrades will be back in a few weeks to give the Alley a second shot. During there first two day trip, they had stellar conditions and a high catch rate which provided for many photo opps like this.
Here an average size Little Manistee Steelhead is caught and properly released as shown by the vigor in which this fishing is making his way back out into the stream.
Beautiful fish, beautiful scenery and the making of great memories is what my forecast for this spring is. As I see it currently....the change of chrome is 100%. I can't wait!
If you are interested in fishing and find yourself in need of a guide, please contact us as your convenience. We still have some dates available, but now that the ice is out, things are filling fast.
We look forward to seeing you on the water!
Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Steelhead Alley Outfitters