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First Great Lakes Steelhead

First Great Lakes Steelhead
« on: September 18, 2023, 06:09:45 PM »
I bought a fixer upper boat this summer. And wanted it for a St. Clair river walleye and lake Huron trout and salmon boat.
Finally got it in the water last week and cought nothing . But went back on Saturday as the coho and steelhead are coming in closer to shore with dropping water Temps. And was thrilled to hear the drag sing and a 7 color leadcore set up.
The fish jumped only once . And I handed the rod over to my brother when he wasn't able to extend my net. And it made a few runs for him too.
So we both got to fight the first fish to hit the live well.  27" 8 lb very colorful steelhead.
Mark

Re: First Great Lakes Steelhead
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2023, 08:21:26 PM »
Nice, hope you get many more!
Doug

Re: First Great Lakes Steelhead
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2023, 09:27:26 PM »
Nice steelie, hope there will be many more in the future. Have they cleaned up the waters south of Detroit and going into lake Erie? I remember going to Sterling State Park as a kid and walking through dead fish to get to the water.

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Re: First Great Lakes Steelhead
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2023, 02:08:53 AM »
That's a good'un
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Re: First Great Lakes Steelhead
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2023, 06:10:27 AM »
Very nice, congrats!!!
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Re: First Great Lakes Steelhead
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2023, 07:31:46 AM »
Congratulations, that area has turned into an outstanding fishery. Multiple species
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Re: First Great Lakes Steelhead
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2023, 07:57:08 AM »
Congrats on landing a good looking keeper. Love it when a fish makes a run, peels off line, and the reel hisses, its just a great feeling ;) 8).
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Re: First Great Lakes Steelhead
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2023, 07:11:25 PM »
Thank you !
Dino I don't know. I never fish down that way. But as a kid I remember going somewhere that way and there were dead fish all over the beach. I think that was a isolated incident.  I have never seen anything like it since.
But a freind of mine walking the shore of Lake Michigan a couple years back found several small dead sturgeon skeletons. That was weird.
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Re: First Great Lakes Steelhead
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2023, 06:51:46 AM »
Outstanding, hope to visit that area someday!