Pere Marquette river
The Pere Marquette river is back to running near average flows for late October.
Some salmon remain in the PM, but they're about at the end of their salmon run.
Some steelhead are in the PM as well and being caught behind or near spawning salmon.
Recent water level changes will surely bring more fall steelhead into the system.
Water temps in the low to mid 50's.
The famous Pere Marquette is a spring fed river system, which begins just east of the town of Baldwin, MI and flows nearly 100 miles west into Pere Marquette lake, neighboring the coastal town of Ludington on lake Michigan's shoreline. The "PM", as it's known, is home to the famous "hex" fly, which hatches at dusk, in June and traditionally brings the largest trout in the river to the surface for their once a year feast on these giant mayflies. The Pere Marquette, being a moderate river in size, spans from 15-40 yards in width for a majority of the river system and is best fly fished via dry fly, streamer and indicator nymphing techniques. Designated a "National Scenic river" by the United States Department of Agriculture, and with a protected "flies only - catch & release" stretch, the PM draws both anglers and outdoor enthusiasts from across the country.