The Pere Marquette's Late-Season Salmon

November 10, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

If you wonder just how many king salmon crowd the Pere Marquette during late fall, take a look at the video of John Heider fishing near Baldwin, Michigan and hoping to catch a 10-20-pound fish on an eight weight. “Another type of fly that’s worked well for me is what’s called a spey fly. It’s basically a flashy, billowy type of fly that might strike a salmon as an invader to their space. They’ll often nail it with the kind of no-doubt-about-it turn of their whole body, opening of their big, toothy mouth and bite that’s a real joy to see and experience.” From the Gannett News Service.