Over Labor Day weekend we hit the water and did a little boating. Tippy Dam is just four miles from my home in Brethren, MI. Built in 1918, it's known nation wide for it's incredible Salmon and Stealhead fishing (below the dam of course). The new world record Brown Trout was just caught on Sept. 9th in the Manistee River several miles below the dam. Here is a link to the article. click me
This is known as the Tippy Dam back waters. Great camping, fishing and boating are the big attractions.
My boyfriend, Andrew, on the left. His best bud, Jared, on the right, relaxing.
So many beautiful views here. A few islands are dappled throughout the waters. Bald Eagles are abundant here as well. The water is extremely deep and full of old logs and stumps. You have to be pretty careful where you go to avoid smacking into a stump. They are always on the move due to the heavy current.
The water is also home to the prehistoric fish, sturgeon. Living as long as 150 years, they have been over fished in this area so they are quite rare. There has been lots of work done to restore them in the last few years.
A pontoon boat passing by. Quite a few people out today enjoying the perfect Holiday weather.
I grew up exploring and camping here at the Tippy Dam. It has been our favorite place to go since we were little. Bears, whitetail deer, bobcats and the extremely rare mountain lion siting (I've never seen one) help enhance our appreciation of this great and wild state forest.