Pepper joined me fishing on Saturday and we spent the afternoon on a select river along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. It was a pretty good afternoon, we hooked up with six fish and landed three. There were no larger fish landed, but nice average-sized Lake Superior steelhead. It would appear we are at the end of the steelhead season around these parts.
This bright hen Pepper is holding appears to be all spawned out.
The water was still a bit high which made landing fish somewhat difficult as there really was no slack water to pull them into. The fish used the current and would drop downstream in the fast water – most of which was too high for wading. This one took me a quarter-mile before I could scoop it behind a rock.