Late summer king salmon are a lot of fun and we are literally days away from getting a big push of fish into the Pere Marquette. They're fresh out of the big lake and are the hardest fighting fish we have. We chase them mostly with hardware because they do not respond well to flies. Deep diving crank baits are typically the most effective for us. We do, occasionally, tie flies with spinner blades that also work well. Anything that stimulates their lateral line usually gets a reaction.
If you want to experience these incredible fresh king salmon, drop us a line. We have days open for late August and early September.
This is a fun video of some of the guys fishing in August a couple years ago for early kings.
Fishing for king salmon and steelhead in West Michigan on the Pere Marquette River in August. With Mark Knee and Kevin Morlock of Indigo Guide Service and Walt Grau from the Spey Rod Outfitter and Guide Service. We were casting Storm Thundersticks on spinning gear and the fish were red hot.