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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-21-2010, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Lake Michigan area info?

I will be in the southern area of Lake Michigan next week and plan to have the Spey rig with me, probably the single-hand rod, too. Can any of you local guys share suggestions of places I might wade in and have at least a chance at catching fish? Access points, suggested flies, and any other info will be a huge help! My travel area extends roughly from Milwaukee around to Grand Rapids, encompassing the lower quarter of the lake.

The weatherman's telling me it will be cold.

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If hiring a guide is an option, I would contact Dave Pinczkowski about going and fishing the harbor in Milwaukee for GIANT Lake Run Brown Trout with stripped streamers.

You have to have a boat, thus why you would need to hire a guide.

His email is; [email protected]

cell phone: 414.412.1838

Your options as far as the rivers in the area you speak of and walking in, are pretty lame. It would be well worth your money to fish with Davey for a day...

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Calling All Ghetto Casters......

The Ghetto Casters might be able to help you out fishing the Grand River which flows right through downtown Grand Rapids.

The Ghetto Casters are a semi-secret group of Spey Fisherman that fish right downtown in the "Hood", and survive mostly on single malt Scotch and plenty of Founders Beer, brewed locally right in GR.

These guys can smell a fish in the Grand from a quarter mile away, and oftentimes, the Ghetto Casters themselves can be smelled from from twice this distance if the wind is right.

If the Ghetto Casters don't respond on here, I suggest hanging out at Founders and looking for partially frozen patrons after dark....... probably still wearing waders.

If the Grand isn't to your liking, the Muskegon is 45 minutes North of Grand Rapids. Stop into Great Lakes Fly Fishing Company--- A Spey Pages sponsor--- for all the skinny on the opportunities in the area.
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If you want to PM me, I am positioned at the very southern tip of the lake, near the border fish it up both sides this time of year. Your limit ranges are exactly like what I normally do for day trips; so perhaps I can learn more and recommend accordingly.

Theres more than a few options; as the above posts probably are letting you know. But it depends on you, too--- how much time and driving distance you have at your disposal. And, are you strictly interested in hooking up, body count; or would you rather get skunked in pretty scenery and not hear police sirens. Everyone is different in this way.
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...or would you rather get skunked in pretty scenery and not hear police sirens. Everyone is different in this way.
Dude, that was funny, and so true.
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Thanks for all the responses, guys! Too busy tonight to follow up on any of them but will give it some study tomorrow and get back to you. I got quite a chuckle out of the siren remark, too. One of many distractions faced by the urban angler.

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