I have just returned from my second annual trip to Beaver Island, MI. Fantasy land for Carp fishermen. I wasn’t scheduled to go this year, but filled in at the last minute for an angler who had to cancel. Glad I accepted the invite.
This years group was as great as last. Cameron Mortenson (Fiberglass Manifesto), Shawn Combs (Orvis), Mike Ward (Adipose Boatworks), Mike Sepalak (Mikes Gone Fishin’) and Kyle Wilkinson (Trout’s Fly Fishing).
While the group was equivalent of last years, the weather was not. MUCH NICER this time around. Sunny skies all days except one made for good water temperatures and great sight fishing. The excellent guides from Indigo Guide Service kept us on fish every day. Some days better than others, but there were no blanks to fill in.
I can’t say enough about the guides and the people of the island. Kevin Morlock, Steve Martinez and Austin Adduci are 3 pro’s, and everywhere you go on Beaver Island you’re treated like a friend and offered a drink.
I’m not going to do an extensive review of this trip. It’s awesome. If you like sight fishing in crystal clear water for big fish, you’ll dig it.
Here’s a few images of the trip. Click on any to open them up in a lightbox.
On the way home, Shawn Conbs and I even hit the Pere Marquette for the famous Hex hatch with veteran guide Walt Grau. The hatch only lasted an hour (then it got really cold), but I was pumped to float a Michigan trout stream for the first time.
If you’re interested in this trip, feel free to ask any question in the comments or by email. It’s a great one, and I will go back again. Again.
you can also contact Kevin Morlock at Indigo Guide Service and he will answer and questions you might have.
Also, check out the blogs of the above anglers and I’m sure you’ll see a few of their opinions as well.