Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Big Water!

With the massive amounts of rainfall we've had the last few days I expected this. The river is big and mad, so be very cautious if you venture out. I would NOT recommend wading!

A Busy Winter & Spring Steelhead

Well, it's been over a month since my last post... must be winter.

Since I don't offer January and February trips anymore I rely solely on work that comes into my woodshop for winter income. Thank God, this has been a busy winter. Just after my last guide trip of the year (around mid December), I received orders for over 18 funhouse mirrors through my website This has made for a solid two months of woodworking, something I have always enjoyed... maybe not as much as fishing, but it's still a good way to make a buck. I am so thankful to God for His timely provision.

Spring Steelhead!

I have made a decision to offer spring guide trips for steelhead again, but on a limited basis of 3-4 days a week (March-April). After guiding 6 days a week for most of the spring in past years, I took last spring off to keep my fingers healthier. I have since decided my fingers can handle an (every other day) routine after successfully offering that schedule last fall. The day in between trips made a big difference in the overall health of my hands. For anyone who doesn't know, I had some frostbite issues when I was younger which now cause my fingers to lose circulation and develop painful ulcers if I don't take extra good care of them. Send me an email if you are interested in a spring steelhead trip

For those of you like me who haven't ventured in the water for a month, cabin fever is probably setting in. Here is a nice video on the success of the Muskegon River featuring my good friend Kevin Feenstra. Enjoy the rest of the winter friends, spring is coming! (click on the top middle video with rainbow trout in hand)

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