Michigan Out of doors TV Show!!! South Haven with 2 boats, 2 camera's and a lot of fun!!! Two brothers who are also charter captains take out our winning golf teams from last years tourney and we have a great day. We also see the largest Carp shoot in our state, plus I weigh in on the baiting issue... enjoy!!!
Michigan Out of doors TV Show!!! This week we hit the big water out of South Haven with some good friends of the show for some fun competition! We also do a little mushroom hunting in N.E. Mi and end the show with you the viewer on a Bragging Board segment!
Michigan Out of Doors
Just a few of our great catches! More photos coming soon.
Identification - The interior of the mouth is
entirely white. Lake run brown trout usually are silver,
just like coho. However, once out of the water the
typical large round spots, accented by a light colored
hollow, begin to show. Normally the anal fin has only
9-10 rays, which separate it from other trout and salmon
with the exception of the occasionally caught Atlantic
Habits - In the Great Lakes brown trout are
near-shore fish and are taken by shallow water trolling,
surf casting or pier fishing. Usually brown trout in the
Great Lakes are plumper than their inland lake and
stream counterparts (similar to football shape) because
of the super abundance of forage in the Great
Identification - Best identifying characteristic
is teeth set in black gums. The base of the tail flares
like the handle of a canoe paddle, offering the angler a
grip sufficient to lift the fish. Like the coho, the
interior of the mouth will also be gray or black. Tail
spots are usually restricted to the top half of the
tail, but may also appear on the lower half. The anal
fin usually has 15 to 17 rays. Chinook do not jump and
roll as much as coho, but have tremendous power and make
long reel-screaming runs.
Habits - Open-water fishing is the best in spring
and summer, as with coho. Migration to parent streams
begin in late summer, with heavy concentration at stream
mouths. Stream fishing peaks sometime in September, at
the onset of spawning runs.
Identification - Tail spots are concentrated on
the top of the tail. The interior of the mouth is
usually gray or black, but the gums are whitish. The
anal fin usually has 12 to 15 rays. Also, while on the
line, coho often roll sideways, many times entangling
themselves in the tackle.
Habits - In spring and summer, coho can be found in
open waters near concentrations of alewives or smelt -
usually within 10 miles of shore in the upper 20 to 40
feet. In August and September, they concentrate in
schools near mouths of the parent streams. Sometime in
September, they begin ascending the spawning streams in
Identification - Color pattern is mostly gray above and
white below with creamy white mottling on the back,
grading to spots on the side - no red or pink. The tail
is distinctly forked.
Habits - Pre-eminently a deep-water and cold-water
fish. In spring and during fall spawning season, when
water is still very cold, lake trout may be taken in
lake edge shallows. They too will run up rivers in the
fall, and become quite accessible to anglers below the
large dams which block and concentrate the runs. Summer
and winter, they are taken by trolling and still fishing
or "bobbing" in 50 to 200 feet of water. Large inland
lakes near the Great Lakes are also likely sites. Some
large lakes, well inland, maintain populations with
Identification - The interior of the mouth is white, unlike
either coho or chinook. Also, the entire tail area is
potted. Cheek plates and sometimes a line along the side
are a rosy pink. Normally, the anal fin has 10-12
Habits - Steelhead spawn in the
spring, as early as March, but they begin entering the
spawning streams as early as the preceding September. A
recently introduced summer-run strain of steelhead may
enter the streams in mid-summer. Special early and late
seasons are held to take advantage of these runs. Stream
fishing is prime in October, November, March and April.
In late spring and summer, steelhead can be found in big
water - usually within a mile of shore at depths of less
than 50 feet.
is the little cousin of the walleye and sauger. Like its
larger cousins, the perch is excellent eating and a
favorite of most people who like fish.
found throughout the state. They are school-running fish
and you should drift or troll and try various places and
depths of water until you begin to catch them. Many
anglers say you should fish from 20 to 50 feet deep to
take the bigger perch, and your hook should be held a
foot or so off bottom. Spring and fall, perch favor
shallow water (4 to 9 feet depth) and will bite all day
long. During the rest of the year, they are found in
deeper water and bite best in morning and evening. They
do not normally feed at night.
Walleye are members of the perch family. Although walleye are
not exceptional fighters, they excel as table
These tasty fish are found mainly in large
lakes and streams and in many areas of the Great Lakes.
Look for submerged bars and deep rock areas close to
shore. Fish close to points or river mouths, in shallow
water during spring and fall, in deep water during
summer. Walleye should be fished in early morning,
afternoon, evening, and up till midnight. Dark and windy
days are also suggested. Night is best in summer. Both
are school-running and range widely over a lake.