Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Manistee Day 2

Day two we decided to hit the lower section of the river. We also decided to change hats and I took up the Captains chair and Brian got to relax and be the client and get pampered. I got to admit he did a good job the 1st day and put me on to some fish so the challenge was out there to do the same for him.

The first run we hit is call the pumpkin run. Its been tradition that every Halloween one of the locals place a pumpkin on this downed tree as a gift to the fishing Gods.
Well the Gods must of been pleased because Brian tied into his 1st lake run Manistee Brown trout. Man are they a pretty fish and after some quick pictures she was released back to the river in hope to do battle at a later date when she is big enough to break the past world record on this river.
Well we continued the float down the river in search for some big comers but on the way down all we could do  picked up a few small trout.
My one and only fish caught on day two.

then it finally happen we were at the end of our last drift Brian finally tied into a decent fish but only  to get school on it from this brute but still gave Brian the thrill he was looking for and was a good way to end the day. I have Brian's battle with both the brown and the big Cromer on film at the end of the blog. I cant wait to get back on the Manistee again. I enjoy so much floating  and fishing out of the Hyde boats. It is so hard to explain the peacefulness of the drift and the excitement of the battle when you get the privilege to hook up with fresh Steelies.

Lake Run Brown from Just An Aging Steelheader on Vimeo.

schooled from Just An Aging Steelheader on Vimeo.

No comments:

Post a Comment