Spectacular Gray Drakes

My friend, Jim Hagar, is a member of the Pere Marquette Rod and Gun Club and fishes its waters regularly. On May 19 he encountered the most spectacular Gray Drake spinner fall that he’s seen in 37 years of fishing the Pere Marquette. It must have been something because I’ve fished that spinner fall with Jim several times, and it was always fantastic. The spinners began dropping at 3:45 instead of close to dark, and continued until about 6. The fishing was stunning and Jim took full advantage of it. Below are a few photos of fish from the many that he caught. Let’s hope this is a harbinger of the Brown Drake and Hex hatches yet to come.

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