Spring postcard from the Upper-Midwest

Well folks, it’s been quite a while since I’ve dropped an update on the family and fishing out here in Ohio. I hope everyone and everything is fantastic for everybody out West. I’m still heartsick two years after moving out of Oregon, but making the most of it on our Great Lakes. Warmwater fishing is heating up, and starting to get interesting. I’ve picked up a technique the locals use, sinking lines with floating flies — I’m using spun deerhair to keep flies off the bottom, suspending big streamers a couple feet below the surface. It’s deadly on bass, and I highly recommend trying it for any predatory critters you might be chasing. The bird migration is full blown around Lake Erie and the spring wildflowers are fantastic. Kids are getting the better of the local panfish populations. I’m working on a trip back this summer, so let’s grab a few Ninkasi’s in July.
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2 Responses to Spring postcard from the Upper-Midwest

  1. Sam says:

    Great shot of what appears to be a green heron … that certainly takes stealth.

  2. RR says:

    Great pix, Matt. We miss the Stansberry crowd around here, that’s for sure.

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