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About phishtix

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    Advanced Fisherman
  • Birthday 02/25/1964

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    I live to fish and hunt
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    Grass lake mi
  • Interests
    fishing for steelhead and bowhunting
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    Fleet Mechanic for Huron Valley Ambulance

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  1. Nice! Looks like he's got a plump belly. He must be eating good.
  2. Figured I would try one more time for some Walleyes over on Lake St Clair.. Theres not many in shore Walleye fisheries by me anymore. So I go over to Lake St Clair quite a bit. Rarely disappointed when I go. Other than the drive over from 275 to 696 and 94 sucks! This trip I caught a hole bunch of small Perch, but no Walleyes. Couple of the Perch were around 7 inches but most were about 4. Maybe 30 or more Perch? But nothing big enough to eat I found this one particular spot on the edge of the channel where the deep water meets the shallow water. Very difficult to fish due to the big boats going in and out. But man there were a ton of fish there. I tried to stay on it but just too many big boats pushing 4 ft wakes. Not very relaxing for sure. Did catch a really large Small Mouth Bass. Probably the biggest smallie I've ever caught actually. And if I remember right the next largest one before that was also caught on Lk St Clair. This lake has to be one of the best Smallmouth Bass lakes in MI.
  3. Thanks Ed, I'll give them a call.
  4. Feeling a bit low this weekend. My best fishing buddy that I've known for many years passed away. He was with me the day I caught my first steelhead. He keeled over from heart attack. Just returned from a bike ride with his daughter to go get ice cream. He sat down to relax and next thing his wife knew she looked out and he was laying face down on their back deck. He was on vacation and we were talking about getting together to catch some gills. I'm having a real hard time wrapping my head around it. Seems like I've been saying good bye to the people I love way too much these last few years! I've been searching old photos from some of our trips. But I don't have many that have been digitized. My old computer crashed a few years back and I lost alot of my old pics that had been uploaded. I did find this one.I uploaded it to my flikr account several years ago and fortunately it was still there. Probably nothing great about the pic but I can still remember it like it was yesterday. We had the weekend to ourselves. Rained on us the first day but the fishing was really good. The next morning we got up before the sun rise and when we arrived at our spot we were greeted by a rainbow that seemed to shine down right on the top of the hole were we catching fish. Its not just any hole. And its not exactly a secret hole, but every late august into early sept it literally fills up with fresh from lake mi salmon. I remember we caught so many fish that day. Our arms were sore. One of those trips where time seems to stand still and nothing else matters. I will never forget it! I know I've got more pics from that trip, just I can't find them. The pics were all taken on film and I had to scan them to be able to upload them to my computer. I'm thinking about maybe taking my hard drive from my old computer and see if theres a place that might be able to extract the files from it. Anyway, I don't mean to bore everyone. Just feeling kinda low. I don't have many people to talk to about these things. Seems like so many people that I grew up with are not here anymore. I sure miss them all!!
  5. Had a nice afternoon on Lk St Clair. Caught quite a bunch of perch in the middle of the day, biggest was 12 inches. Kept a few but let most of them go back. As the sun began to go down the Walleyes turned on. Got 5 in like 30 minutes. Nice afternoon to be on the water. Summer finally here. Enjoyed fresh Perch for breakfast and planning to enjoy Walleyes for dinner
  6. Last 3 weeks oct 4, 11, and 18th. fished manistee river once and st joe twice. Not much to get excited about. Hooked 2 Salmon on the manistee back at the beginning of the month, and lost both. Then completely skunked not even a bite on the joe oct 11. Finally yesterday got one nice fresh hen steelhead on the joe. Probably a lot of others doing much better than me. But thats how it goes for me.
  7. Fished the BM friday. Had a hard time figuring out whether to fish high or low. Decided there were too many trailers at high bridge so I went low. First hole I set up on getting ready to run some plugs. I was tuning on one, and just got it to track perfect ,when a big king grabbed it right behind the boat. Sweet! Took me into the logs 3 times and I still managed to get him back out into the current. Big male. IDK, maybe 20 lbs? I let him go, I'm honestly not real hungry for any more salmon right now. Thought wow this is going to be a killer day. Fished the whole rest of the day till dark and only hooked one more fish. Lost it in the logs. Doh! Hind sight maybe I should have gone up river higher. I think theres more fish to be found above high bridge. I might try up there next firday. We'll see. The plugs I had the two fish on were yozurri deep divers. Chartreuse was the big male and gold with a red bill and nose. was the other fish that I didn't get to the boat. Lots of guys using skein. I did not get so much as a bump on skein. And I fished a bunch of it. Good fresh stuff too.
  8. I just read on M-live that the Dublin Store by Welston has burned down. Pretty weird, I was just there last night getting some fudge and honey bbq turkey jerky. Guess they belive the fire started around 3:30am this morning and still under investigation. Hopefully they can re build. I always make it a point to stop there whenever I'm up in the area. I love that fudge they make with the crumbled heath bar on top. Used to love the hells fire jerky they make, but my stomach can't handle it anymore.
  9. Took the boat up and fished the lower Big M friday. Had a pretty good day. Found some fish and they were pretty aggressive. Had a young male actually chase my skien while i was reeling it in. Grabbed it right next to the boat and took off. I was shocked. Seen Steelhead do that but never a Salmon. Water was 61 first thing in the morning. I fished from day break till early afternoon. It was really good first thing and slowed down after the bright sun got up in the sky. I took some brakes to let the dog run around but while I was fishing I don't think I ever went more than 30 to 45 minutes without having a fish on. Ended up 5 to the net and quite few that got away. I kept a 2 for my friend that doesn't get to fish anymore and he asked me if I could save one for him. My biggest was a hen that weighed 20lbs on the hand scale. So yeah, pretty good day I'd say. My arms are really sore so must have been a good day
  10. Just got back from fishing the piers at Frankfurt and Manistee. First trip since last winter. The water is really high. Probably everybody already knows this but this was the first time I have been on the piers since last winter. I was shocked how high it has gotten. Manistee south pier pretty difficult to fish. Couldn't reach my sweet spots. Waves coming over the pier. Had one hit on the lake side just long enough for a couple head shakes and then it was gone. Green and glo KO wobbler. Pounded the spot after that but nothing. Frankfurt was much easier to fish. Temps are right and "some" fish are there cause they showed themselves, but no bites for me. Alot of "fuzzies" in the water kept fowling my line. That was annoying. Some good guys at the manistee cleaning station set me up with some fresh skeins. Thanks guys!!! Now at least I'm ready for some fall Steelhead. My favorite time of year is almost here :)
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