The water was very low in most of the prime fishing spots. One creek was so low that the mouth into Lake Michigan was little more than a trickle and only received water when a wave would make it up the beach.
A few fish were still in the various creeks, but the numbers just aren't there yet. In order to find any real groups, it took a lot of foot work and exploration.
In the end, between the two of us, we hooked up with 4 fish but only successfully landed one. Woz had his GoPro with him, so we managed to get a pretty awesome release video.
Even though these fish don't successfully spawn in these creeks, it was still a great feeling to watch it swim away and continue on its genetically ingrained journey before the end of its short life.
Providing a decent amount rain in the next week or so, the run should be in full force soon. Stay tuned for some more salmon on the fly.