Nick and I had a rough morning. We were going to try perchin' off Wildwood, but when that fell through, we decided to head to Portage Lakes for some redears and crappies, but the switch on my trolling motor took a poo, so we decided to grab the waders and head North. We had a late start on a day when I had little expectation of fish... Boy, was I wrong! We didn't manage many fish, but we both got our first steelies of the year! And, as usual, I had numbers and Nick had the big fish of the day. It was a blast! Nick's holding my first of the year. Nick hooked into a good fish. Not a giant, but starting his season off with an 8 pounder isn't a bad thing! All fish were caught on jig/maggots and then released. The water was stained, but the flow was perfect. We went 4 for 6 ( I had 3, Nick 1). Did see a couple caught on spoons too. We tried 'em but no takers. All in all, A great day on the river and a wonderful way to start the Fall steelheading season!