River Report June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

Harvey with Al Borchers

It is the stuff of legend and lore.  Anglers from all over the world descend on our little corner of trout greatness to take part in a trout fishing event unrivaled in the rivers

Michigan DNR fishing report for June 21, 2018

Southwest Lower Peninsula

St. Joseph River: The summer steelhead run has been slow. Beginning in late May, American Electric Power had to lower water levels on Lake Chapin to facilitate repairs to the Berrien Springs Dam. The low water levels have made it more challenging for steelhead and other species to swim up the fish ladder. If all goes as planned, water levels in Lake Chapin and in the Berrien Springs Dam fish ladder should return to normal around June 25. Some have caught a few walleye.

Northeast Lower Peninsula

Au Sable River: Those fly fishing the upper stretch above Mio reported good brown trout fishing even with the hex hatches.

Northwest Lower Peninsula

Manistee River: The hex hatch has started and the river should be in great shape for trout fishing.

Pere Marquette River: Is in good shape and the hex hatch has started here as well. Trout anglers should do well.

Upper Peninsula

Overall: Brook trout fishing in the small streams was good. Mayfly hatches on some of the inland lakes have slowed catch rates.

Glurp in the Night

Fish sounds.  Every night angler makes them: “I was casting in that backwater and blurp!…got ’em!”  Glurp, Pop, Boosh!  It’s like a little bit of beatbox has invaded our angling vernacular.  We’ve been hunting some fish sounds this week on the Au Sable.  The river has been very busy, sleep has

Muskegon River Fishing Report – June 19, 2018 – Newaygo, Michigan

Muskegon River Fishing Report – June 19, 2018 – Newaygo, Michigan


The Muskegon river fishing report for June 19, 2018 in the Newaygo, Michigan area has a mix of fishing for resident Brown and Rainbow trout, as well as Smallmouth bass.

With river levels coming up due to the

Fly Fishing friendly Salmon

Fly Fishing Friendly Salmon

There are five species of Pacific and one Atlantic salmon. The King, Coho, Sockeye, Pink and Chum salmon. The biggest difference between Atlantic and Pacific salmon are Pacific salmon are semelparous, meaning they die after they spawn. Atlantic salmon are iteroparous which means they may recover,

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