Never saw a single bear, even ask about them and the locals acted as if they hadn't either.
Had it been legal we could have maxed out or daily limit in that stream each day and spent those cold rainy days in a warm bar.
I hooked into a nice steelhead our last day. It popped out of the water 3 or 4 feet the first time, the second time it spit the lure out and swam on to bigger and better food.
But that another fish story to be brought up long after the fish gains a few more pounds. Our guide did say it was the biggest he had seen in the Manistee River and thought it would go 15 pounds, I figured closer to 20 :wink: possibly more :mrgreen:
We hooked the big boys down near Rainbow Bend. We were not there paddling just a fishing trip on the river. Strickly a business trip :mrgreen: I'll post more this week as I get time still busy catching up and eating smoked salmon.