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15 Reasons to Head To Michigan For Serious Flats Fishing

15 Reasons to Head To Michigan For Serious Flats Fishing

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from badsmerf wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

So you released an invasive species back into the habitat they are ruining?

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Looks like Tim was on top of his game with the camera this trip.

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from conway wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

KD/TR

Nice work. I'm headed up there to try my hand at those carp and smallies in July!! Thanks for a great piece.

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from Dennis Rahn wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

These fish should be tossed up on the bank to die or kept for rose bush fertilizer. But they are very tasty smoked once you remove the mud stripe from the filets.

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from inadvance41 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I love this piece. I live in Michigan and have never been to Beaver Island but really need to do this trip soon.

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from stahl_scott wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

The carp that are bad is the silver carp not the one in the photo

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from timromano wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I think you gents are confusing the Asian carp with the common carp...

see here:

http://www.epa.gov/greatlakes/invasive/asiancarp/

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from stoutstuff wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I feel blessed to have learned how to flyfish in those waters 40 years ago. Smallmouth with an occasional Northern was the game. Those Carp were there too along with a lot of snakes. Fond memories!

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from bigfishguy wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

the invasives are asian carp not common look it up

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from kirkdeeter wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

The common carp might be better described as non-native... Which would put them in good company in LAke Michigan, along with salmon, steelhead, and brown trout! I certainly think of these carp in that regard...

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

ive heard of some sight fly fishing for massive carp on the wisconsin side in the tribs. Going to have to check it out. Beaver island looks amazing possibly a trip i'll have to take soon.

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

my cousin is a beginer wanna-be flyfisher, i'll take him ther so we learn a thing or two.

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from fishmongerjeff wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

FOR THOSE WHO ARE HEADING TO BEAVER ISLAND SOON, YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND NORTHERN MICHIGAN! DEEP BLUE WATER!

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from Bruce E. Matthews wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Great piece, guys!

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from Deepwoods wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

I've lived in Michigan all my life, the first part in the Lower Peninsula (Fudgie or Troll country) and the last 35+ years in the Upper Peninsula (God's Country). Beaver Island is good, but read $$EXPENSIVE$$ compared to the Upper Peninsula's Southern shoreline fishing (Lake Michigan or Lake Huron [fantastic smallie fishing]). You can expect to spend only half or a third as much for lodging and meals, and the atmosphere, well...It's the U.P.,eh!

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from Beekeeper wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Interesting.

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from Ron Wagner wrote 2 years 41 weeks ago

Thanks for the info. Too many writers don't take price into consideration. I went to the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin last August. Might try Porcupine State Park on Lake Superior. Going kayak fishing.

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from Willem wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

On my "To-Do" list !!

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from timromano wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I think you gents are confusing the Asian carp with the common carp...

see here:

http://www.epa.gov/greatlakes/invasive/asiancarp/

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from kirkdeeter wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

The common carp might be better described as non-native... Which would put them in good company in LAke Michigan, along with salmon, steelhead, and brown trout! I certainly think of these carp in that regard...

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from Deepwoods wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

I've lived in Michigan all my life, the first part in the Lower Peninsula (Fudgie or Troll country) and the last 35+ years in the Upper Peninsula (God's Country). Beaver Island is good, but read $$EXPENSIVE$$ compared to the Upper Peninsula's Southern shoreline fishing (Lake Michigan or Lake Huron [fantastic smallie fishing]). You can expect to spend only half or a third as much for lodging and meals, and the atmosphere, well...It's the U.P.,eh!

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from stahl_scott wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

The carp that are bad is the silver carp not the one in the photo

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from bigfishguy wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

the invasives are asian carp not common look it up

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

my cousin is a beginer wanna-be flyfisher, i'll take him ther so we learn a thing or two.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from fishmongerjeff wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

FOR THOSE WHO ARE HEADING TO BEAVER ISLAND SOON, YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND NORTHERN MICHIGAN! DEEP BLUE WATER!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from buckhunter wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

Looks like Tim was on top of his game with the camera this trip.

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from conway wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

KD/TR

Nice work. I'm headed up there to try my hand at those carp and smallies in July!! Thanks for a great piece.

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from inadvance41 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I love this piece. I live in Michigan and have never been to Beaver Island but really need to do this trip soon.

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from stoutstuff wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

I feel blessed to have learned how to flyfish in those waters 40 years ago. Smallmouth with an occasional Northern was the game. Those Carp were there too along with a lot of snakes. Fond memories!

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

ive heard of some sight fly fishing for massive carp on the wisconsin side in the tribs. Going to have to check it out. Beaver island looks amazing possibly a trip i'll have to take soon.

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from Bruce E. Matthews wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Great piece, guys!

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from Beekeeper wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Interesting.

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from Ron Wagner wrote 2 years 41 weeks ago

Thanks for the info. Too many writers don't take price into consideration. I went to the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin last August. Might try Porcupine State Park on Lake Superior. Going kayak fishing.

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from Willem wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

On my "To-Do" list !!

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from Dennis Rahn wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

These fish should be tossed up on the bank to die or kept for rose bush fertilizer. But they are very tasty smoked once you remove the mud stripe from the filets.

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from badsmerf wrote 2 years 43 weeks ago

So you released an invasive species back into the habitat they are ruining?

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Don’t laugh. Here are 15 reasons why the serious shallow-water angler should head north to find epic (and affordable) action in skinny water. FlyTalk bloggers Tim Romano and Kirk Deeter recently visited Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, and here’s what they experienced.