October Trip

To say I have been a little busy the last few months is an understatement. Life is full of ups and downs, and there has been plenty of things thrown my way over the last few months, and I am now finally posting about my fishing trip I took up to the AuSable back in October.

My friends and I were headed up to a men’s retreat for the weekend, and we made plans to go fishing just prior to the retreat. Now that I know there is an Amish Bakery just outside of Mio, I like to make the stop there to pick up a breakfast-on-the-go or snacks for later. The homemade pecan rolls or peanut butter cookies are usually my choice.

We first stopped off at a section of the NB of the AuSable to try our luck with the brookies. I found a pod of fingerlings that were willing to go after some tiny BWOs, but one of us found a pod of fish with this nice brookie.

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Definitely a good sized brook trout, and especially for that section of the river.
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The sun played hide and seek with the clouds, but the good news was it wasn’t raining on us. After fishing in and out the the section of river we were at, we decided to move to our next and last spot for the day. This is one of my favorite spots that I tend to go back to almost every fishing trip to the Au Sable area. I know it is a beautiful spot to fish, but I also like it because of the history it holds with regards to being a stomping ground for people like Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.

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We got geared up at the access point, and if you fish the NB, then you probably know this spot as well. We decided to split up and headed in separate directions,hoping to run into some more brookie pods.

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The highlight of my day was a nice brown I pulled out of a log jam on my new “go-to” streamer I’ve been using for the last two years.

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I decided to lay this guy out for a picture against my fly rod so I could measure the length later. This was an above average brown trout from what I’ve caught on the NB. That’s probably not saying much, but he was a nice one in my book.

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It was another fun trip to one of my favorite places to fish. Hopefully, I’ll get to do it again soon. Winter has only just began, and I can already fill Spring fever setting in.

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