Michigan's beautiful rivers yield fantastic opportunities for anglers throughout the fall and winter. Steelhead are our favorite to target during these seasons. They are active fighters - their fast runs and jumps create excitement and fun for river angle
Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan, and I'm here with Captain Eric Long with Long Line Charters. We're on the St. Clair River today. It's mid-November, we've had a huge cold front - lots of snow - but the walleye fishing is still really good and we're going to go give it a rip and see how well we can do. Yeah - for sure - it will be fun. [Ben] Let's get 'em! I'm excited - I know we've been talking about it for a while. The fishery is awesome out here. I mean it can be like the Detroit River. We had a couple times the other day, like I told you, when we found that shallow water break. It was stupid. That sounds so fun. Yeah, you go from having five fish in the box - fish four hours and then you got your 18. That's awesome. Yeah, it's silly. That's the great thing about fall - I know so many people are in the woods right now - but the fishing is really good because the photo-period for feeding is so much shorter. Those fish have to eat to survive, and that's what they're doing. As an angler, I want to take advantage of that. [Ben] I really have to put my time in and just graph whatever I'm seeing. That's going to give me a much better starting point, a much smarter starting point. [Eric] Oh yeah. It takes 15-20 minutes at the beginning of your trip. It's not a big deal. Especially this time of year, there's no sense keeping your hands on a pole for nothing. [Ben] Well, that's it. I mean - so if I spend 15-20 minutes looking, it might cut down that learning curve much faster than if I just started fishing. I got one here. [Eric] There we go. [Ben] I was just about to reach down. [Eric] You want me to grab the net Ben? [Ben] Sure. I might be able to swing him. I'm about to reach down and actually mark that spot. [Eric] There you go - that's a nice one. Another one. [Ben] Yup - got him. [Eric] Nice one. [Ben] Yours is nicer than mine. [Eric] Yeah. I'll take it. Oh! There it is! [Ben] There it is! I don't know if it's the same one. [Eric] Nice one. [Ben] Eric's doing battle up in front. We've got another. Working on a nice livewell here full of great St. Clair River walleyes. Eric, that was a really fantastic afternoon. We really were able to dial-in on some fish and put a really nice limit together. [Eric] Oh yeah - it was a typical fall day. You have to work for them a little bit. But you find a school and once you stay on them, obviously you can get your fish pretty quick. The key was once we figured out where those fish were, being able to repeat that pattern. Realizing that our bites came from 'Point A' to 'Point B,' and rather than keep drifting - just go back up - keep motoring back and forth. By doing that, we were able to put together that limit real quickly. [Eric] Oh yeah, for sure. 'Point A' to 'Point B' was small - a little section. We were fishing miles of the river, but we caught them within 100 yards, if that. Small little break at the end of the channel. Yeah. So, you know, that's typical fall fishing but we had a nice day today - the sun popped out. Pick your days - when you get a nice day, there is really fantastic fishing to be had. Oh yeah - for sure. Better than a tree stand - that's for sure. Yup - exactly. Pick your days, get out and have some fun. Lots of walleye fishing to be had here still on the St. Clair River. Give Captain Eric a call and we'll see you next time. If you're looking for a Captain or a Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.
Michigan's yellow perch population is growing in both numbers and size. Our guided trips offer anglers the best equipment and electronics for catching yellow perch on Northern Michigan's inland lakes and Grand Traverse Bays.
Fishing for Cisco in northern Michigan with Sport Fish Michigan's Captains and Guides. Book your hands-on, light tackle, vertical jigging trip with Sport Fish Michigan to experience the best Michigan fishing.
Fishing in Michigan during the spring season offers an exciting variety of species, including smallmouth bass, walleye, lake trout, steelhead, brown trout, and cisco... abundant in Michigan's beautiful rivers and lakes!
Sport Fish Michigan is a network of some of the top charter Captains and Guides in the state. We really try and concentrate on just about anything that someone wants to do fishing-wise - we can provide it for them. Whether it's fishing in the river on fly. Whether it's fishing in the river with traditional gear. Or trolling or jigging. Bass fishing is big for us. Walleye fishing is also big for us. So really, almost anything someone wants to do fishing-wise we have someone around the state that is a qualified Captain or a Guide and really knows their thing and is able to have a great time with customers.
Platte Bay, Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers incredible fishing opportunities for anglers. Clear water, beautiful scenery, and big fish abound. Join Sport Fish Michigan for a fishing trip on Platte Bay. Their experienced Captains and Guides are sure to put you on fish and ensure you have a great day on the water.
Vertical jigging for King Salmon and Coho Salmon on Lake Michigan - Grand Traverse Bays and Platte Bay. Book your hands-on, light tackle, vertical jigging trip with Sport Fish Michigan to experience the best Michigan fishing.
All my bass fishing buddies out there would absolutely love this. I mean we all like to get anything that tugs at the end of a line - but this is unique! Talk about exciting, when you're staking them, and you're visually seeing schools and the followers. When they finally take the bait, man they just fight like crazy! What a beautiful fish, and a good eating fish, too. If you get up here with Sport Fish Michigan, do a little smallmouth fishing, and then get out here in Platte Bay and catch some cohos. If you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.
I've got fish coming in on the graph. A nice school. I'm dropping down - you can see the jig dropping down. Then we look at the 360. I've got them up there in the top right-hand screen. You can see them - they look like little submarines. You can see the fish come up on it, and he's going back down on it, and he's coming back up on it. Come on... There we go!! If you're looking for a Captain or a Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.
Out here jigging on Platte Bay, having good electronics is critical. To be able to mark these schools, I can kind of anticipate things with that Humminbird 360, see that there's fish coming in, and kind of get a rough idea of what depth they're at. Then, all of a sudden, they show up on that sonar that we've got on our Minn Kota that's holding us in a spot here. We're able to drop down these Jonah Jigs that we're using, and they're just absolutely clobbering these things when we get them. Beautiful coho here. Love it! If you're looking for a Captain or a Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at WWW.SportFishMichigan.com
Al Lindner filmed two shows with Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - Lindner's Angling Edge and Lindner's Fishing Edge. In this video clip, Al talks about vertical jigging for coho salmon in Platte Bay and the variety of fishing opportunities Sport Fish Mi
Nice fish! They\\\'re all running really nice size. You know, I\\\'ve got about two more hours. Let\\\'s box her - put her in there. You know, I came up - Ben told me about this bite - he says \\\"you gotta come up and try it.\\\" Yeah, I got to thinking a little bit - he\\\'s in some of the best smallmouth fishing in the world, it\\\'s in his back yard, so I brought some smallmouth stuff. But we went out the first day and we started doing the coho jigging bite. It\\\'s addicting - that\\\'s all I can say - it\\\'s addicting! It is so much fun! This is something that you need to try. If you\\\'re looking for a bit of an adventure, something different from your daily routine of bass fishing, or walleye fishing, or crappie fishing, or anything: You gotta come up here and take a look at this. If you like to explore and have an adventuresome spirit, give Ben a call. They\\\'ve got guides out here that know how to catch these fish. This particular bite - jigging - I really like. I know I get into the lake trout which would be fun. You\\\'ve got the whitefish, you\\\'ve got everything else. I just want to say thanks! All the bass stuff never came out. We talked about it - we\\\'re going to go catch some smallmouths - but I said to heck with it, this jigging for coho is addicting. That\\\'s all I can say - it\\\'s addicting. I\\\'ll be back on the Lake Trout bite next year, which is what, a little bit earlier that this? You know, it starts in May really well and goes all the way through the season closure at the end of September. It just gets better and better as the summer goes on. It\\\'s phenomenal. I like the word phenomenal. See you on the water. For more info on all Michigan has to offer, check out Sport Fish Michigan, they\\\'ll set you up big time.
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