Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lets see that face

Here at the worldwide headquarters of Fishgazm we seldom take
ourselves seriously.  Hell, that takes the fun out of fishing and
tying.  So, with that being said it’s time for a giveaway.  We want to
see your O-face...  You know the one we’re talking about, a fish
wiggling out of your hands and the derp face that you make while this
happens.  But keep it clean!  We don’t want to see any fish humping or
obscene poses.

Go to the STM Outfitters page on Facebook.  Post a photo to our wall
then “Like” and share your picture.  The one with the most likes wins!
  It’s as simple as that.  In case there is a tie the judging panel (
the queen of the house) will decide the winner.  This contest will run
until 6pm on March 31st.  That night we’ll pick a winner.  The prizes
will be your choice of 1 dozen Great Lakes carp flies and a Carp Boss
fly line from Cortland OR 1 dozen steelhead streamers and a Cortland
compact spey line.  your choice. So let the games begin and let’s see
some of those O-faces!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fishing report

Salmon season is in full swing, what does this mean? Early mornings,long days and early bedtime. Kings are spawning almost everywhere and trout fishing around these giants will pay off. I have been seeing a few steelhead around but have yet to hook one but that will change soon enough. Get out there and have some fun it's a great time to fish

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday update

If your not busy this Saturday come on over to Ludington for suds on the shore, all craft beer all the time. Check it out. Suds on the shore

Michigan is thinking on changing the pike and muskie reg.Maybe some local stocking? that would be cool.

The pere Marquette has some Kings and fishing has been Fair to good,check out the full report here

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Salmon-steelhead recipe

1-9 ft 8 wt
1-fly reel (i prefer solitude reels)
1-spool  of 25# backing
1-spool 325 gr integrated sink tip(i prefer Cortland quick decent)
6 ft of 15# maxima ultra green
1 salmon -steelhead size streamer(preferably chartreuse/orange or olive /yellow)
1-river or lake

Apply all components together in its appropriate place and do as follows.

Cast ...strip....strip...wiggle ...wiggle.
**repeat as necessary until desired result is achieved.  Possibly a few hundred times.

Enjoy this recipe it taste great when done properly .

**results are varied depending on water temperature, quality of casting, logs, boat handling,wind direction,sun, moon, position of jupiter and many other factors not specified.**

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday update

  • Cameron over at the fiberglass manifesto is giving away some orvis fly reels hit him up hereThe Fiberglass Manifesto

  • If you haven't seen them or put your fishy hands on any Smith fly gear you should really check it out. this stuff is crazy tough.

It Has begun

About this time every year the phone starts ringing and the email start showing up, How is the salmon run looking? are there any fish in the PM yet?....yup there's fish here, not allot but fish hard and you will hook a couple. what works the best to catch Salmon? Long explanations and  lots of describing later we get it figured out, well this year here is the short list. Ties these on and fish where there are salmon and you will get bit.no need for anything else!!

Storm thunder-sticks

#5 spinners

John with the first king of the year.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The year of Big fish?

This year seems to be shaping up as another big fish year like 3 or 4 years ago. I not sure the reason,more fish eating gobys? Different strain of fish? Whatever the reason there has been some awful big kings brought to the net this year on lake Michigan.
   My good friend Shawn McDonald,who owns the charter boat katch me keeps me up to date on the fishing on the big lake, he has been putting allot of 20 plus pound kings in the boat and yesterday his customer caught one of the biggest I've seen in a long time,this brute was 35.9 pounds....that's whole lot of king. So be prepared for hooking into possibly the biggest king of you life on the PM this year.