A sunny Sunday in northern Emmet county, November 3rd. The fishing was about all you could expect this time of the year. The wind was the only problem. Temperatures were in the 40's F and no hatches to speak of.
Streamers or nymphs were the only choice. Water levels on the Pigeon, Sturgeon, Black and Maple rivers were high second only to the spring run off. It was a beautiful day on the river. These memories are going to have to last at least 5 months to next spring's warming. The weather will remain cool. More calm sunny days are rare. Rain and wind rule the forecast. Snow is an anytime occurrence. What ever the northwest wind brings off Lake Michigan.
All things considered it was a nice weekend minus our warm weather guests, the tourist. It was a quiet on the roads and rivers. Hope you found time to enjoy the outdoors before the winter sports take precedence.
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.