What a great weekend of steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette River in Baldwin, MI… I mean, come on, even if you don’t catch fish, it beats being almost anywhere else in the world.
Would you go fly fishing (wading) when it’s only 14 degrees out and about a foot of snow on the ground? How about at 2:30 in the morning, damn near pitch black out and you’re casting to the sound of a fish rising, not actually seeing it rise? How about fly fishing in a drift boat on a 43 degree fall day in cold wind and rain? If your answer is “hell no!” I get it. BUT, you’re missing some of the best fly fishing experiences possible. Yes, seriously.
Another adventure in steelhead fishing on the PM in Baldwin, MI. Bitter cold, but never a dull moment. We had fish to catch, and of course there were those that got away, right? Whatever!
The Pere Marquette River Lodge is an exceptional place to hang your boots after a great day on the Pere Marquette river in Northwest, MI… and they have a great fly shop to boot!
I’ve been fly fishing for 20 plus years, but never been steelhead fishing until this past weekend (Nov. 16 -19), when my fly fishing mentor and all around great friend “TJ” asked me to go… o.k., well, he’s been inviting me to go steelhead fishing for years, but I finally decided to give it a…