Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Last AuSable trip for 2009

I finished up my 2009 season in Michigan saturday. It was a beautiful fall day and we saw some great color, but we spent most of our time trying to stay warm. I was fishing with Dave Mayer from San Francisco who was in Michigan visiting his brother and decided to fish the AuSable while here. The morning started out at 19-degrees and just made it into the 40's for a high. I wish we could have a little more action from the fish, but that is fishing!

I am tying up all the loose ends in Michigan and will be off to Florida the first of next week. My next post will be from the flats of South Florida!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall Newsletter

September was a beautiful month here in Northern Michigan! We really had our summer after Labor Day with temperatures in the eighties and lots of sun!!! We did a lot of fishing, hunting and kayaking on our own and still had time for some guiding. October has been another story. Cool, cloudy and lots of rain. We did need the rain, but it still takes the wind out of your sails.

Setting here looking out at the cold rain makes me start to think about the southern half of my operation. The flats at Ocean Reef are looking pretty good today! As usual I am leaving here the last of October and plan on being available for charter the first of November. Orvis is still in charge of the charter operation and with a full year under their belt at the Club I think things will be great!! I have been in contact with Truel and Peter and they will be back running the school and giving casting lessons. I can also mix a lesson with fishing on a charter as always. I am looking forward to a great winter in Key Largo and I hope to see you there!! I f you would like to arrange a charter just let me know.