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fishinator

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Trail creek
« on: Sep 19, 2020, 11:04 AM »
  A friend and I went trolling around the dnr area last weekend. We didn't go out into the lake because neither of us have a big enough boat.
  Neither of us have a clue what we are doing up there. Thinking about going back tomorrow to try again.
  Is this even a good time of year for fish to be in that area?? There weren't many people out last weekend so I'm guessing maybe not?
  Did manage to catch a cat and bass though.  Pm's welcome!

Spencerville

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Re: Trail creek
« Reply #1 on: Sep 19, 2020, 09:36 PM »
I'm not sure but the bait shops are always more than happy to give some inside...good luck.

MC_angler

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Re: Trail creek
« Reply #2 on: Sep 20, 2020, 06:21 AM »
There are some coho, and a couple stray kings moving through. There's always a few walleye and bass around but they can be hard to target at times. Plus freshwater drum and catfish.

Fall salmon fishing has been poor for 7 or 8 years so that's why there aren't many people around fishing. Plus the pier at washington park has been closed on and off all summer so that discouraged a lot of shore anglers

The creek temp is colder than the harbor/lake, so any trout and salmon going up Trail Creek are going to shoot straight upstream rather than milling around the harbor

fishogger

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Re: Trail creek
« Reply #3 on: Sep 24, 2020, 08:37 AM »


Fall salmon fishing has been poor for 7 or 8 years so that's why there aren't many people around fishing. Plus the pier at washington park has been closed on and off all summer so that discouraged a lot of shore anglers


funny how some still try and say the salmon fishing is great. lol  and some people believe it too.  had friends ask me to go last two years because they heard it was on fire.  they still went after I showed them the numbers on line.  some people just wont listen.  they had 1 fish on between 5 guys in 2 days.  size should be better but numbers are 1 20th what they were.

scroll down to the chart here for the sad facts---->https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79136_79236_80247-51534--,00.html
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

fishogger

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Re: Trail creek
« Reply #4 on: Sep 24, 2020, 08:48 AM »
I'm not sure but the bait shops are always more than happy to give some inside...good luck.


bait shops are the worst place to tell what you know. also the worst places to try and take the easy way and find out.  I hardly ever set foot in bait shops these days.  on the chance I do go and by chance the owner asks me I give him a story or two to pass along. total bs naturally because I know he will blab to the next several people coming threw the door.  its just dishonest to share what others have told you in confidence.  so I figure it serves them rite. ;)  in general, if people ask me "where I caught them", they go into the not to be trusted group. lol
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

MC_angler

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Re: Trail creek
« Reply #5 on: Sep 25, 2020, 07:29 AM »
funny how some still try and say the salmon fishing is great. lol  and some people believe it too.  had friends ask me to go last two years because they heard it was on fire.  they still went after I showed them the numbers on line.  some people just wont listen.  they had 1 fish on between 5 guys in 2 days.  size should be better but numbers are 1 20th what they were.

scroll down to the chart here for the sad facts---->https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79136_79236_80247-51534--,00.html

I think a lot of people miss the nuance. Salmon fishing has been absolutely incredible in Indiana the past several years.... from March til May

Fall run is poor but the spring is better than it's been in a long time.  I think some people hear "the salmon are great this year!" and don't think any further than that when planning to come fish in the fall

fishogger

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Re: Trail creek
« Reply #6 on: Sep 26, 2020, 12:17 AM »
yea I had friends that did good out in lake summer time.  i don't do that i was strictly a fall run king guy.  well accept the coho in spring that's still in the river though. did the Manistee trip every year first part oct depending on water temp. i think we stopped going in 2013 or 14?  we were spoiled by the huge numbers stocked back then.  not anywhere close to the numbers of fish now days.

i was talking to a guy today that said he heard the alewives had a good bounce back last year. anyone else heard any good news like that?  that will be the only thing that brings the king stockings back to its glory days.

cuz was up there today and said water temp was 60 in the river.  i know from past, if temps drops a bunch and the rains come, fish should move up.
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

fishinator

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Re: Trail creek
« Reply #7 on: Oct 04, 2020, 06:38 PM »
Headed up in the morning to give it a shot again.  Will let you guys know if I do any good.

fishinator

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Re: Trail creek
« Reply #8 on: Oct 06, 2020, 07:44 AM »
Spent all day up there yesterday. Very slow but I  did catch my first salmon and my first trout. Still trying to figure out what I'm doing there but I'm learning a little every time.

fishinator

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Re: Trail creek
« Reply #9 on: Oct 19, 2020, 06:03 PM »


Caught my first steelhead today. 9lbs even. First thing in the morning then nothing the rest of the day.

kesdadddy7597

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Re: Trail creek
« Reply #10 on: Oct 20, 2020, 07:24 AM »
Nice!  Steelhead are a blast to catch.

 



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