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You are always walking upstream.
You will use the following equipment, which is minimal:
- 1. Dark Clothing
- 2. Two Piece Medium Action Rod
- 3. Chest Waders
- 4. Creel
- 5. Hat
- 6. Polarized Glasses
- 7. Number 2 Mepp Spinners
- 8. Number 0 Ball-baring Swivel
- 9. Light Open-Face Reel
- 10. 8-Pound Test-Line
- 11. Compass or GPS (for those of you that don't have a good sense of direction)
- 12. High Deet Concentrate Mosquito Repellant
Now, you are ready to fish!!
Spinner Fishing in Michigan Rivers and Creeks for Trout Continued.
With Rick Lawrence
Weather conditions play an important part on how active the river brown trout and brook trout are. Cloudy days, a nice steady rain and water up on the rise turning color are premium conditions. But any day is a good day to spinner fish – some are just better than others.
I walk upstream in the rivers or creeks 90% of the time. I look for undercuts in the riverbank, logjams and overhang. Browns and brookies like to hold-up in that type of setting. I toss the spinner over and across in front of per said description. I continue this all the way to the next "get-out" point, wherever I decide that might be. Then I take my river brown trout and brook trout home and grill 'em. Don't forget to thank Mother Nature for the experience and fun!
P.S. Only real men and true northern women can handle this style of fishing – it's more challenging and more consistent and productive than bait fishing, fly fishing, and many other types of Mid-West fishing when spinner fishing for trophy river brown trout and brook trout. With a spinner, you can get into every nook and cranny in the river, where with other styles, you are not able to do so. It's great exercise, beautiful scenery and adventurous. By adventurous, I mean that I have ran into bear, white-tailed deer, bobcats, coyotes, beavers, palliated woodpeckers, butterflies, snakes, ticks, beaver cuttings, thorn trees, brambles, thickets, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, fire weed, bees, red-biting ants, spiders and eagles – this is the other part of walking upstream. It don't hurt to have a little Green Beret or Navy Seal and a good sense of direction in you (it will help at your "get-out" point). So get out there and jump into Mother Nature's veins and enjoy this style of infantry fishing!!