A father and a Son battle the cold and Steel and a Rod?

Today I had the pleasure of taking David Leach and his son Nick out on the mighty Mo.  Nick is soon to be a GVSU grad and thats makes he and I “LAKERS 4 LIFE”   The temp at 8:20 this morning was 18 degrees.  And after about 10 minutes in  my boat floor was a skating rink.  The action was hot to start and hot to end.  However the craziest catch of the day was the ROD AND REEL COMBO  that David landed.  Great day on the water guys.

 

Novi Outdoorama

The Novi Outdoorama was a huge success on so many levels.  Most importantly I got to share my love of fishing with many great people.  I meet some great possible clients and some wonderful vendors. I reconnected with some old classmates from high school and college.  Brad and Ashly treated me like a king.  If that was not enough I even booked some trips.  I actually had a very good time, to the point I almost miss not being there.  I will be on the water later this week and I am headed to The Birch Run Boat and outdoor show on March 11 and 12.

 

Show Time Novi Outdoorama

Off to Novi I go to meet lots of new people ans share my love and knowledge of fishing.  These shows are a lot of work but the friendships with other vendors and people you meet are worth it.  I mean 40,000 like minded people in the same room for 4 days….AWESOME!!!   If you are coming down let me know as I have a few free tickets left and would love to give them away.

A Captains Note

Any captain worth his bait will tell you I would rather be on the water then on my computer…that is me.  However I understand that as much as I like the water I need to high light what we are doing on the water.  I would love to give my individual trips more attention, and that is a goal.  However I want to get the page up and running.  So what you will see are some season highlight posts and then you will see some actually trip posts. This will allow me to keep fishing while still honoring the fisherman and their great fish and fights from my boat.  At the same time not boring anyone to much.  So the upcoming posts will be highlight mixed in with more detailed reports.  So here we go, I hope you enjoy these as much as we did hooking and landing them.  Enjoy. TIGHT LINES   Captain Chris

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2017 Ice Season

We fish it all at Hooked Guide Service.  I have not done any guided ice trips but that may change in the future.  There is something about being on the ice.  I describe it as the loudest silence I have ever heard.  Ever sound is so magnified, crisp and clear.  The small tackle matched up with a Hummingbird flasher makes for a very entertaining day on the ice.  I did not get a lot of pics as I fish a lot on my own but I did get a few.  Enjoy!!!

Salmon Season 2016

This salmon season for me saw the slowest season in 15 years.  It makes some sense as MDNR plants of been cut for 5 years now.  With fewer fish planted there are fewer the last few years there were fewer to return in the fall.  This whole process is due in part to the fact that the bait fish populations are been in decline.  The good news is the MDNR feels that they are in recovery mode and therefore things should get better.  With all that said we still got after the Kings of Fall and had a blast chasing them.  What follows are a handful of fish pictures from this fall.  Enjoy!!!

The Brothers Allemon 2016 Salmon

My fishing buddies from ST. Clair Shores came up to wrestle with the King Salmon for a few days.  Brad after a great first day convinced his brother Evan to join us the next day.  Needless to say the brother loved flowed as well as the fish hit.  It was a great couple of day on the water.  I think that some new salmon chaser were born.  He are some pictures from the two day trip.  Enjoy!!

The Chronicles Of Idaho Jim ’16

As a fisherman I am always meeting new people on the water, that is a benefit to this life style.  Some we get along with, some we are ok with and some become good friends.  The later leads you to my good friend Idaho Jim.  I meet Jim a few years back on the lower part of the Pere Marquette River.  After talking to him for about 15 straight days we started to bond.  The following fall I ran into Jim everyday again for days in a row.  This time however we had stories to share and I developed a boat issue.  Hence Jim taught me the importance of bail wire, and about Sturgeon fishing in Idaho his home state.  I saw the video so I knew he was speaking the truth.  Long story short we are good friends now and when not with clients in the fall Jim and I fish together.  Below are a series of pics from a few of our trips this past fall.  Enjoy!!