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post #1 of 101 (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question Midwest Fall Gathering........

After hosting the little Springtime get together here on the Muskegon,I'm considering having a Fall gathering.......Hopefully with better wading conditions!!!!

I'm just throwing out a question......When would the Midwestern spey "gatherers" prefer to have the outing??? October has Salmon with a few Steelhead(or more) pushing upstream.......Early November can have residual Salmon and fair to awesome Steelheading......depends on the year.

Mid-November is Deer Opener here.....I can't miss it........But it does lower the traffic on the water some.Later November can be great too.......and so on.......


I'm a FIRM believer that------"The best time to fish.....Is whenever you can !!!" So I'm pretty flexible as to when to plan things.

Give me some feedback as when most would like to attend and I'll see about setting up a weekend this Fall run.


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Talking Mmmmmmmm...fall.

Mojo, I drool when I think about fall.
Can you say big fish season
I am crazy at work until October, but with advance notice I can schedule accordingly(Esp. since I right the schedule!). I have not planned my fall fishing trip out west, so the sooner for me that things are settled the better. You boys are cool, but the Mountains and steelies that grab consistetly
on the swing are way cooler
If we want any "Guide Blood", we should think about early August(Hhmmm, salmon on the swing anyone?!) before all of our hard working guide friends are paying the bills.
What about a "Pre-Fall Gathering"? I know there is usually tuna in the lower Manistee by late August(Bear Creek down...), with low pressure. God forbid for us to actually camp! Just a thought. By then I know all of us will be Jonesin' for the big grab of a lake run fish and the rivers aren't that busy(oops, did I tell a secrect there?!)
Thanks again for the hospitality this spring Joe...you are a brave man to ask us back!!!

PS: If things go down this fall/late summer, I will take over the first nights cooking from VooDoofly(thanks again homie!)...not that the food was bad, but a man should not have to do that 2 times in a row I find food a labor of love anyway, so this is not an issue.

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Maybe I can really get a keg from Short's this time for our gathering. http://shortsbrewing.com as my friend Joe has doubled his brewing capacity...it's a good problem to have when you can not brew beer fast enough

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Jon, It's a good problem for the brewer but maybe not so good for the customer that is thirsty

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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. I am off the last week of Sept so that would work good for me, but whatever. Lets gets the ball rolling . Atleast with the kings in the river we would have something to mess with.

Terry, I promise to stop at Founders this time

I can smell the kapusta and sausage cooking now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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if this is a casting clave then aug is nice but if we are after steel on the mo I vote late november.
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I'm with Rambo. The second week of gun season is the time to do it. Many hunters still in the woods and plenty of fish in the river.
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sounds like fun!

I'd like to make the scene if it's open. I can get a few days off at anytime, but I need to know about it by the start of the prior month for sceduling. That's really the only constraint I have.

If you cross off salmon season due to it's circus-like nature and guides being busy, seems like we get into November (possible bleaker weather but a chance to light up some fresh steel) or August pre-salmon (maybe some smallmouth, trout, or river-rafters!

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Thumbs up Hey Joe

I can't believe you are inviting us back! Coooooooooool

Anytime is a good time, but, given the choice, 2nd week of gun season is preferred for fishing.

Then you'all can cook up some fresh venison

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Being one of those boat rowing, river whores that would very much enjoy attending a gathering even though the calendar is pretty full in late Nov it sure would be easier to find an open date then. I agree with SVA and Rambo that steel in Nov is better than Noids in Sept. Even though the pull of those Aug fish is something special.

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I haven't looked at a calender, but hows about the weekend before opening day?

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not good for me but dont let that stop you guys. later in the month is way better fishing.
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Make sure that you leave the week-end of September 10th open for UMFF's event. I spoke with the Meiz before he went to the Sandy and BC and we are going to do a dinner the night before. Everyone will be invited. I will scout the hotel/restaurant over the coming couple of weeks.

There was a recent whisper that Poppy & Linda might be joining us as well.

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A chance to meet some of the characters who write in ....whatever weekend is fine. Seems like enough time to schedule.
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not good for me but dont let that stop you guys. later in the month is way better fishing.
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Jray good to see you here.

I think its kind of hard to judge prime fishing times for November when its only May. I've done pretty good on the Mo in early November in the past.

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