Posted by: cworthy | September 6, 2010

Time to Go Grouse Hunting

These baits have been in some fishes mouths. Soon its time for these survivors of the salmon wars to go box in the box until spring.

Labor Day is over and its time for me to move on to grouse hunting with my two setters. I’m putting the fishing blog to bed until spring. I hope new visitors to the site during the winter take the time to scroll through the summer and get a feel for  Salmon fishing in the Traverse City area. Many would say that Leland has the best of it and I can’t disagree. Judge for yourself as you look through it.

Next spring I plan on having the boat back in the water in May again and I’m already thinking about planer board fishing in an area that to my knowledge has never seen a spring trolling boat. It is something  for me to think about anyway.

Early spring will be lake trout and brown trout fishing. Soon some kings filter into the area and things just seem grow from there.

See you in the spring!

Capt. Bill Crandell

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Responses

  1. Bill I have enjoyed your updates all year, thanks for doing it and the pictures were great, I look forward to it again next year; good luck on grouse and have a great winter.

  2. Thad,
    I’m glad you enjoyed this. Knowing people read it is enough motivation for me to keep it going.
    Bill

  3. thanks again bill – really great info here for the casual visitor – like myself.

    i still plan a few more trips your way when the port has quieted down and the wind is only 10 knots or less!

    have a safe and successful hunting season

    steve

  4. BILL
    I HAVE FISHED WITH YOU TWICE ONCE WITH MY THEN 82 YEAR OLD DAD. A TRIP WE STILL TALK ABOUT. I HAVE ALSO FOLLOWED YOUR BLOG FOR I THINK 3 YEARS. WHEN I WAS TRAILERING MY BOAT TO LELAND YOUR BLOG WAS ALWAYS HELPFUL TO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING & WHERE & HOW TO FISH ‘EM.
    NOW I JUST ENJOY THE PICS & STORIES.

    HAVE A SAFE OFF SEASON !!
    GAR

    • Gar,
      Thank you for the kind words. I have the advantage of being out on the lake often and like sharing what I know with others like you who just need a little information to go have a good time on their boat. I think the world would be a better place if we all shared a little when we have an advantage. I was on the receiving end of this kind of thing this weekend when I was fishing for striped bass in Boston with my son Bill. A guy at the bait shop who knows Bill told him that there were fish not too far from where my son anchors his boat. Bill had a good idea where that spot was and I ended up going back to the bait store later to weigh in a bass that was 29.2 pounds on their certified scale. Of course being good fishermen we called it a 30 pounder because we reasoned that the fish weighed that much when it came aboard 5 hours earlier 🙂
      Bill

  5. I was up in Charlevoix on 9/11/10 doing a fishing tournament with the Metro West Steelheaders club and my boat, R-Gang II took first place and big fish. We caught one king that weighed 16.85 lbs on a dipsy set at #3 220 feet back. The King came in 295 FOW in front of the cement plant. It hit a green fly with a blue spin doctor in front. I also had two lakers that hit a Black and White spoon (Bugsy’s Bait Gun Smoke)with a black and white dodger if front of that. I had to release both lacker as they were too small. One laker measured 23″ and the other was 19″. Lakers in that area have to be a minimum of 24″. There wasn’t a lot of action up there as all boats had 0 2 fish on board.

    Greg

    • Glad to hear the Charlevoix report and congratulations on the victory!


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