I’ve only been on the water a 1/2 dozen times this season, fishing for splake, salmon, lake trout and browns… Copper Harbor is producing a few splake, although on the small side… in Keweenaw Bay we fished once a few weeks ago and we plowed through “night ice” for the first hour or so and only caught one coho salmon… and Bete Grise is also on the slow side as we caught a splake and a brown trout there last week.
Snow, wind and rain (not necessarily all at once) has kept us off the water, but we are going out today to do some deck hand training with my son-in-law from Nicuragua. He finally received his green card after a year of waiting, since he married my daughter Darlene over a year ago. You may remember Darlene as my deckhand a couple of years ago.
We’ll fish in the Keweenaw (Bete Grise) near the mouth of the Montreal River, since there may be some larger trout or steelhead chasing smelt near the river. I’ll give an up-date later on this.