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Offline Badder

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Shifting Gears....P.M
« on: Mar 01, 2018, 06:04 AM »
Has anyone seen the Pere Marquette south of Branch lately?
Looking to camp Saturday night and fish Sunday if its fishable, i.e water level, clarity.

Thanks. ;D

Offline shermanpup

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Re: Shifting Gears....P.M
« Reply #1 on: Mar 01, 2018, 09:37 AM »
Michigan DNR sends me emails about conditions MIDNR@govsubscriptions.michigan.gov .as of March first It says PM water levels are down a little and people are catching steelhead . Hope this helps

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Re: Shifting Gears....P.M
« Reply #2 on: Mar 01, 2018, 10:19 AM »
Thanks Shermanpup, just heard the same from a friend.
Bouncing bottom with spawn seems to be the ticket,
Thanks again. ;D

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Re: Shifting Gears....P.M
« Reply #3 on: Mar 01, 2018, 10:28 AM »
You can sign up for the email  notification on the Michigan DNR website

Offline Badder

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Re: Shifting Gears....P.M
« Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2018, 10:41 AM »
Roger that....Thanks.

Offline rusty spud

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Re: Shifting Gears....P.M
« Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 2018, 07:20 PM »
Baldwin bait and tackle says the upper river is good to go.
mid to lower is still a bit high and stained.

Offline Badder

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Re: Shifting Gears....P.M
« Reply #6 on: Mar 02, 2018, 07:02 AM »
Thanks RustyS, we are headed up there tomorrow and camping out for the night.

Offline SpartySturg

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Re: Shifting Gears....P.M
« Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2018, 02:01 PM »
Floated Mac to Rainbow Tuesday late afternoon until dark
Water was up a good 18 inches, but has dropped since.
Visibility was Ok about 2 feet, which for most rivers is good.  On the PM that is dirty. It has since cleaned up more
Browns were biting
Landed 4 of 5
All 16 to19 inches a couple of fatties
The one lost was about 21 and skinny
Had a couple steelhead chase, but not commit
Used spinning gear
Couple of trout were rising to black stone flies.
IF fly fishing I would recommend black stone nymphs
Was supposed to float today, but stayed home to watch basketball
Good luck

Offline Badder

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Re: Shifting Gears....P.M
« Reply #8 on: Mar 03, 2018, 08:18 AM »
Thanks for the detailed report SpartySturg.
That report is what true sportsmen are all about.
We are camping off of S Branch Rd. and will venturing out from there on foot, only have until Sunday evening so hope we can connect with a few fish. @)

Offline shermanpup

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Re: Shifting Gears....P.M
« Reply #9 on: Mar 07, 2018, 07:17 AM »
Thanks for the detailed report SpartySturg.
That report is what true sportsmen are all about.
We are camping off of S Branch Rd. and will venturing out from there on foot, only have until Sunday evening so hope we can connect with a few fish. @)

How was your PM fishing outing ?

Offline Badder

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Re: Shifting Gears....P.M
« Reply #10 on: Mar 07, 2018, 08:08 AM »
Slooooow, lol
Fished sat. evening and better part of the day sunday and never had a nibble.
We used spawn, spinners, beads, and even tried floating waxies on a jig under a slip and no luck.
The sand was really boiling in the section we were fishing.
We still had a great time though, we'll be back for sure. ;D

 



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