Sorry for the lack of reports here lately, time flies when you're having fun I guess right? Well, obviously a lot has changed around here since my last report, so we'll get right down to it. The fall Steelhead fishing has been great, with great water conditions in the Brule and happy fish making there way through the system. I've been on the water every day over there, and we've been having a blast with those fish. There's not a finer fishery to experience than the Brule in fall, especially when you've got a chrome bright steelhead on the end of your line, kicking your butt.
Out on the Bay, the smallmouth bite has been solid, as it usually is in the fall. The fish have been schooling up and making there way to there wintering grounds. Jigging spoons and ripping raps have worked great. This bite will continue to last for a while, as long as the weather keeps up.
On the Musky front, it seems like the fish are pretty much in that classic fall pattern, although the weather doesn't really feel like it yet and I think it has limited a really strong bite on some days. The days we've floated for musky, its either nothing, or we get a few fish. Some of the best fishing is yet to come for these fish, and if you want to experience a great trip with cool scenery and big fish, a fall float down one of our local rivers should be on your list.
The nearshore trolling bite for Brown Trout has been great, with a lot of real nice Seeforellin Strain fish being caught. Most of the Cohos have gone upriver to spawn and die, but there's usually always another wave of fish that come later in the year.
Lots going on right now out there so get on it before it's too late!