Winter fishing is here now. There’s only a few days a week worth venturing out on but those days can be well worth it. Look for fish to be loaded in and around a few holes where they will stay until water temps and levels start to increase in the spring. Nymphing and streamer fishing are going to be the ways to catch fish. Many good nymphing days are the days you can’t move a fish on a streamer, so keep that in mind if you get desperate. Another way to approach slow days is by high stick nymphing large weighted wooly buggers in deep holes. I usually use a floating line with a long leader and slowly work the deepest holes in a given section of river. There may only be two holes in a three hour wade that I will do this in on the Au Sable but make no mistake, those pools are loaded. Slow down and thoroughly fish these areas in the winter months.

John with a nice post spawn male

I’ve been packing up and getting ready to head south for the next 3 months. Days are very limited at this point on the White. I’ve got a couple sets of dates available in March but prior to that is packed. Hoping for a good year but the White can always be finicky.

I’ve also been spending a fair amount of time filming videos and posting them on a YouTube channel. I’m focused on making a series that is educational above anything else. If you get a chance, take a look. I’m always looking for suggestions and new topics.