Givin' - Angie "Angel"
Jays Report -
watch in effect. Largemouth fishing has been fantastic with epic numbers
of mid sized fish and dinks. The sows are spawning now.
Smallmouth fishing is ready to pop. Muskie fish has been excellent as well.
Turkey Hunting: Turkey
hunting has been world class. It doesn't get any better and it sure it
pretty in the woods. Two birds this week and hopefully two more!
Extended reports with bonus editorial below...
Good times! Jay on
Lake Michigan with Captain Austin Adduci of
Grab Your Fly Charters
- April 26th
Blue Skeye - photo watercolor
Joyce and her first
longbeard - May 8th
Jay and his Berrien
County, Michigan "redtail" - May 7th
Radiance - Mrs Anglin
and her 1st turkey - May 2nd, 2013 - Indiana
longbeard - May 1st
gobbler...a true studbull with a massive 11.5 inch beard - April 25th,
Mitchell Anglin's first longbeard...well done son! - April 20th Indiana
11 inch beard, 1 1/8
inch spurs, 23.4 pounds
Luke and Shawn -
Michigan Opener - April 22nd
Skamania watch in effect. A few dropbacks around and on a bet I could
find some chrome spawners somewhere. Odd situation really...
Trout - It's real good right now...
Side Note: I've heard
several reports describing massive browns on stringers opening day of
trout season...fish in the mid to upper 20 inch ranges. When will
Michigan get a handle on this ridiculous slaughter of fine trophy trout?
The very same fish that men travel to New Zealand to catch, release...
and spend thousands upon thousands of dollars to do so. I'm thinking
that some of that money would come in real handy in Michigan...but alas,
we kill our trophy trout in the name of supper and tradition. Seems
pretty assholish to me. Get a grip...
Largemouth - Fantastic fishing for small to medium sized fish. The
bigger fish are spawning and a bit funky.
Smallmouth - Ripe and
falling off the tree....time to get after them!
The bite is on. Some really big fish are being taken on the lakes of
Kosciusko County Indiana.
has been very good overall...some days better than others as always. The
great American tradition of turkey hunting has a strong foothold on my
psyche right now. If you don't understand...try it sometime. My wife is
hooked as of 5:40 central May 2, 2013.
Patti, Rob and John -
March 26th - with Josh Lantz/World Class Fly Fishing
This here Crick got
Maloneys - March 27th
It was a good day to be Sean Maloney!
Chi Fly's Will Winans
taking care of business - with Ken Hammer, March 28th
Blake Morse put a whuppin' on some serious steel - March
What a week of
steelhead fishing. I will never forget some of these gorgeous fish and
the exemplary job the anglers did to catch them!
Nearly deserted river, small flies, light tippet and wild steelhead...it
just doesn't get any better!
Joel Rhoades - April
Doc Stewart - April
Yes...Doc is standing in deeper water!
Frank Leigner, Bob and
Greg - April 4th
Frank...playing the part of the Moray Eel in today's production, Mrs.
Bob's fancy Brown Trout...it should be noted that Bob has freakishly
large hands. This is actually a 19 inch trout!
March 16th - Wild
One of several chunky
Brown Trout landed Saturday...
March 19th, 2012 -
Remember why we don't stomp gravel and rape the redds! Wild Dowagiac
River steelhead smolt...
Mike Beachy - February
Throwing squirrel for
Mitchell Anglin, Eric
Stulc and Jim Ligda...watching another crew a mile west drop the hammer
on them - Super Sunday
Chuck and Ken -
December 27th (web compressed iPhone 5 photos...it can be done)
Chuck and another fine
Southwest Michigan wild steelhead...
Feisty beyond his
years and hatchery origin this guy!
Justin and Judd Jennerjahn - December 11&12, 2012
brown! - 12/12/12
Justin gazes upon the
fish of his dreams (AO cheese factor **high**)
Scott Lawryn and Bob
Korecky - Bob's late November beauty!
and a hit!
Whole lotta pink goin' on with Andreas' first steel!
Friday was a lovely
day on the river...
Gabe and his sweet
summer-run (note this gals fully developed egg funnel)
- November 2nd
Scott made the AO
edition, Thursday November 1st
may be losers honey but you're a winner! WINNING!
Dec 7th 2011 - Judd's
Deuce on the Delta
Marsh, Manitoba - October 15, 2012
This could be your
hand Dude! Ron Abrant - St Joe
Cue the balloon...
Bearing gifts of food and trinkets...
This is a big "green"
bass...now you know - Briggs family Sunday August 12th
Getting some dandy
Largemouth Bass on Cranberry Lake!
Robert Tomes and a
Cranberry sweetheart - May 10th
Jay with a 42 inch
ultra clean river fish that slammed a Don Larson tied "Yogurt Lips" fly,
complete with bead chain dangle
Uber muskie guy Robert Tomes on the release...
and "mega smolt" steelhead feeding on salmon eggs. Some
real bruiser browns leave their caves this time of year and make
fools of themselves.
General guide rates will be good
for ALL outings, including stream drift and wade trips for steelhead,
trout, salmon, bass and muskie as well as lake trips for bass and muskie
including Cranberry Lake.
Half Day 1 or 2 anglers (4 hours) - $275.00
Express Full Day 1 or 2 anglers (6 hours) - $325.00
Traditional Full Day 1 or 2 anglers (8 hours) - $375.00
All of the above rates include flies/lures, use of rods/reels and
associated tackle, snacks and beverages. The "Traditional Full Day" also
includes lunch or dinner on the water. As always, expert
instruction on casting and technique as well as education regarding the
science of the river and lakes, the fish, and in many cases the wildlife
that call the surrounding land home is also included.
$150.00 deposit required to
hold dates for any fishing trip or hunt that you schedule with Anglin
Outdoors. In the event of a weather related cancellation or other
unforeseen situation, the deposit is good for any hunting or fishing
trip scheduled with Anglin Outdoors. In the event that I have to cancel
the trip due to illness etc, I will be glad to return your deposit.
Dave (20.5 inches) and
Mike (22 inches) - Sunday May 6th
Both tagged and
Mark Palo - April 20th
Despite the nasty weather (thus, poor photos), two rivers, twice the fun!
Big trout on
Sean and Jake Maloney
- March 20th
The face of
Jake and a "dropback"
female that was blitzing eggs in the dark water...
Drenched Nikon D90 and
Drenched Apple iPhone 4: -$200
Figuring out I also tore my brand new Simms waders when I fell earlier
in the morning while posing with a steelhead: Priceless
Sean's last cast
Ken Hammer - March
Dang this was a purdy one!
T. Parker - March 16th
Big buck...real PO'd this guy!
Jay's Spring 2011 Indiana Tom - Self portrait
Ron Abrant's rainy
day longbeard - May 7th
Congrats to Mitchell
Anglin on his first turkey! - April 21st
Both Indiana and Michigan turkey seasons are now open. I
have a handful of dates available during the next few weeks. Here are the season dates for Michigan and Indiana:
Michigan: Zone 301ZZ license April 23rd to May 6th available
over the counter, Zone 234 license must be purchased by April
30th and is good for May 1st through May 31st and is also
available OTC. The cost of the license is:
- Residents = $15.00
- Non-resident = $69.00
***This is in addition to my rates which are listed below...
Indiana: April 25th
through May 13th and the license is available over the counter.
The cost of the license is:
- Residents = $25.00
- Non-residents vary by state of residence. I pulled
this information off the Indiana DNR website:
"Non-resident hunters wishing to hunt turkeys in Indiana must
purchase a non-resident turkey license and a gamebird habitat
stamp. In addition, if an Indiana resident is required to
purchase another license in order to hunt turkeys in a
non-residentís state, the non-resident must purchase an annual
non-resident hunting license in order to hunt turkeys in
Here are the license
requirements for residents of surrounding states:
Kentucky and Ohio residents must purchase an annual
non-resident hunting license, a non-resident turkey license
and a gamebird habitat stamp.
Michigan residents must purchase a non-resident turkey
license and a gamebird habitat stamp."
Michigan and Wisconsin residents will pay $126.75 while
Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio residents will pay $157.75 or
$206.75 depending on whether or not they purchase a 5 day
non-res hunting license or an annual non-res hunting license.
***This is in addition to my rates which are listed below...
If you've never turkey hunted and have any interest at all in
hunting I'd highly recommend giving it a try. There really is
nothing like it! Give me a call if you'd like to book a date or
two or just want to learn more about turkey hunting. See rates page for turkey hunt
pricing or see below as I have copied them here for your
convenience. Also note, the season dates are listed above. They
are also available on the Michigan and Indiana DNR webpages
among other sources on the internet in addition to here.
Anglin Outdoors Wild
Turkey Hunt Rates for 2012:
$225.00 per gun for a
$375.00 per gun for two full days. The two days can be split up.
We have fantastic
accommodations available at Cranberry Lake...if interested please
contact for options, rates and availability.
$150.00 deposit required to
hold a date during the turkey season. I typically have wiggle room
schedule wise and obviously do my best to pick the best days for an
outing. Some days the weather does not cooperate and rescheduling is
highly recommended. If for some reason we are not able to rearrange
things I will be glad to roll the deposit into a fishing trip or hold
for a future hunt. If you have any questions please contact me ASAP. The
season is short and for past three years I've had phone calls from
people interested in turkey hunting a week after the season closed.
Hot off the presses!
3.5" AO "Sustained Anchor Redux" stickers - $5
The AO booth at The
Great Outdoors Expo in Woodstock, Illinois last weekend - Jay, Lefty
Kreh and Angie
New rates for 2012...
Mark Palo - February 2nd
Nice work Mark...
Chi Fly's Will Winans and
his pal Grant Detrick - 1/31 - Will's killer brown taken on the swing!
Your guide - All work and
no play makes Jay a dull boy...Thanks Judd! - 12/22
Keg Avakian and Matt
Caron - January 7th - Happy Birthday Keg and congrats on your first
Jim Jones and his 29
inch Brown Trout - January 5th
Chuck Roberts and Ken
Schmidt - December 26th
Other than the Snow Goose
conservation season in Indiana which is virtually worthless up here, all
waterfowl seasons are now closed. The two week February season was
absolutely fantastic in Indiana. I personally harvested 44 Canada Geese.
I started to receive
calls of interest a couple days after the season closed. This
happens every year for some reason. Indiana has one of the
longest goose seasons in North America, beginning on September
1st and ending in mid-February with some good breaks in between.
None the less, the duration of our seasons is unprecedented in
history...the opportunities are almost gratuitous. There should
be plenty of time for people to plan a great hunt. Perhaps next
congratulating Jason on his first neck-collared Canada Goose -
January 4th - Cranberry Lake
Judd Jennerjan...back for more!! - December 7th
doesn't get any better...
Stan with a
stud bull summer-run that suckered on a swing...
Stan Z and Ron A - December 6th
and Brett Dale - December 5th - Brett with a nice winter-run