After picking up, tricking out, and catching some lake trout in his childhood fishing mentor's old boat (the new Das Boat), Steve takes it from Lake Michigan up four hours north to Boyne City, where Steve's good friend Janis Putelis will assume the helm. The trip is a bit of a homecoming for Janis, having left Michigan when he was 18. Janis drives through the city looking for a guy by the name of Brian Kozminski (Koz), who'll help give Das Boat a few more much needed upgrades. Together, they'll prepare to fish at the Au Sable River near a famous hexagenia hatch, where brown and brook trout like to go to eat mayflies--at night. After some scattered rains create a faster and higher river flow, Janis and Brian hope they can at least catch one fish before they call it in.