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Old 08-30-2006, 10:27 AM
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Default Salmon Troubles ???

Good Day to all,

I happen to be out on August 20 at the Pere Marquette river
in Michigan after the early run of salmon. Even though we could
see them in the "Gin clear water" they would not bite at all. We
were fishing the deep holes in quite a good stretch of the river.
We also threw just about every fly we had, but still not takers.

Any suggestions other than diving in after one ?


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Old 08-30-2006, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: Salmon Troubles ???

diving in did cross my mind. not sure. i was hoping that maybe you could give some suggestions. been tying up flies getting ready for the salmons to hit indiana. all i can tell you is to keep trying and best of luck. let me know how it goes.
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Old 08-30-2006, 10:25 PM
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Default Re: Salmon Troubles ???

go to trout get a selection of colors, and follow his instruction on how to tie on a bead... then when you are drifting the fly/bead/flesh fly, whatever if your not seeing the float stop you not getting down to the bottom.. if your using a shooting head cast upstream and use heavy enough line and enough mono backing out until it hangs up . then move down a step and cast again.. they are on the bottom where current is least. its impossible to tell what your doing wrong unless we are there and start catching them... i read an article from a guide in terrrace bc on the internet that said you had to put the line in thier mouth... dont know never done it, but steelhead seemed to hit flies when i used to catche them in washington.. keep at it.. its the only way.. years from now people will be following you around if you figure it out.. id start asking these questions in the alaska section of this websight... also you have clubs and groups in that part of the country that would be of tremendous help.. find a fly shop near there that has someone that knows how and has caught them, and trade goods purchased for information on what to do.. if it was easy they wouldnt be there... dave..
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