When to Sleep?

When to Sleep?

07/29/15  There’s a snippet of a Nick Lyons essay that sticks with me.   With work overwhelming and angling pressure centered around the later hours, he begins to fish the very early mornings to escape both.  What he finds during his many sunrises on the water...
Summertime

Summertime

07/23/15  At some unpredictable point of the season, the drive for one kind of fishing for one kind of fish diminishes, and is replaced for a more wholesome outlook toward the sport of angling.   I’m no less driven to enjoy the woods and water, but much less...
Skunking

Skunking

07/15/15  I meant to write this fishing report after a long day on the Pere Marquette with my dad and my friend Jeff Hubbard.  Instead, the PM dirtied with rain and while it’ll likely be clear very soon, it wasn’t clear enough today. We were heading there...
The Second Season

The Second Season

07/08/15  It was in the thirties this morning!  Not quite enough to frost the plants but enough to delay the early hatches.  By the afternoon, trout were feeding off the dock and things were as they should be.  It has been an excellent July.   Dave C had some great...
Still going…

Still going…

07/01/15  Usually around this time of summer I take a few days to let the waders air out.  This is an important step, a symbolic component of the fishing season.  It means that the season of the chase has ended, and the season of the explore and enjoy has begun.  We...