• Mark Crawford

King Salmon Michigan

Its getting close to that time of year when the King Salmon run up the Pere Marquette on the Michigan peninsula. If your interested in catching some " I know a guy."

John Trinkle, a good friend that I meet on the Spring River fishing years ago. We became fast friends sharing knowledge and a love for fly fishing. For several years now John has been telling me about catching Kings in Michigan. Well last year I kidnapped my dad, aka Jed Clamped, and headed north. He kept saying " Your taking me to Canada aint ya." I just said "Yep." Well John has 2 good friends with 2 river lits on the Pere Marquette. He had lodging and everything setup for us. Dad slept in a nice camper and I slept in my hammock like I always do. We get up early the next morning and its game on for the next 3 days. Monster, prehistoric fish after monster fish. First one was 18lbs and John says a little one. I am not kidding when I say we hooked fish that we never slowed down. It was like being on the freeway hooking cars as they went by. My biggest was a 30 plus, 42 inch big King. 10 wt fly rods with 25-35 lb tippet. We broke 2 rods. Just brutal, incredible fights. The last few weeks of September and first few weeks of October is when to be there. John is working on setting up a guide service and lodging. I will list his info below. He does not have many spot open so give him a call and tell him ya heard it here.

This year Hunter and I will be there September 28th and 29th. Can't wait to see the look on Hunters face when he hooks up with one of these dinosaurs.

John Trinkle

859-466-9015







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