Friday Firesteel River; Saturday Presque Isle River. Firesteel was a bit cloudy. First time I fished it. It has had steelhead planted, and I have been looking for a steelhead river in the western UP. From the bridge to the mouth is about 300 yards. West bank of the river downstream of bridge is very swampy. Hard to get to the mouth without getting full of mud. Fished for about 3 hours without a bite--tried spinners, spoons and cranks. Decent flow but the mouth still had a fairly large sandbar blocking most of the current. Talked to a couple locals who said the smelt were coming in to spawn. Upstream of the bridge at least the first two miles, the land is privately owned and full of tag alders--can't wade. If you want to fish the Firesteel besides the mouth you will need a canoe or kayak. Saturday fished the mouth of the Presque Isle. Presque Isle was its usual tannic self--but clear. Guy coming out when I was going in said he had no luck and did not see any fish trying to jump the falls. Presque Isle mouth also had a large sandbar blocking a lot of the flow. Fished about 4 hours from the suspension bridge to the mouth. Snagged a smelt--otherwise nothing. Saw a few smelt jumping. Saw one 14" trout/salmon like fish which jumped but it looked completely black. Wonder if it was a salmon that somehow survived the winter. Tried spinners, spoons, rapalas and spawn bags. Might have had one hit. I did not see any fish trying to jump the falls either. A couple loons were fishing the mouth and I saw them catch a few small fish. When I drove over the Ontonagon River on the way to the firesteel, the Ontonagon was like chocolate milk.