Steve, Angie, Steph, & I had a great day on the Pere Marquette River today! We headed down river to begin our morning and landed right on the fish. Normally Steph gets us started but today was Steve’s day. Steve landed our first two fish before Angie got onboard by boating her first one of the morning. After hooking and losing a few more, we took a break from the action to eat our shore lunch and then head further down river.
At our next spot of the day, we watched hundreds – if not a thousand – of fish pushing through the sand on their way up river. I called Zach George (fellow fishing guide) down to see what was happening where he was fishing on the river. While on the phone, Steve hooked a big male king salmon on a crankbait. He boated a 33-pound giant after a long fight.
Zach and Harvey (fishing friend of ours) soon arrived and we both set up to skein fish the deep bend where all the fish were pushing. It did not take long before both boats were hooking and fighting fish. We both boated four more fish and Steph ended our day with a hard-fighting female.
It was a great day on the water with good friends and I cannot wait for next time!