Heat wave

Like everywhere, it’s been hot.  The rivers have held their own so far but we could see some high water temps Friday and Saturday.  The upper rivers are diurnal and will drop in temperature overnight and will be at their best in the morning.    The size 18 olives —

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July 16th, 2019 | Hotness

Lots of options this time of year, even as the big bugs dwindle. Sounds like there are still some hex flying around and hatching up north, but overall, the hatch is way past peak. Right now, most of us are focusing on the daytime trout program. Morning hatches, daytime attractors,

River Report – July 17, 2019

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

Well I guess we have to call the Hex Hatch finished for 2019. Sort of anyway.  Our insect hatches never turn of like a light switch; instead, they sort of linger and nag at anglers like a leaky faucet.  It’s hard not

Fishing Report 7/16/19

Weather this week looks to be hit and miss but it will be worth some time on the water to stay cool in the heat of Northern Michigan summer. It might be a good idea to pack a swimsuit on the water as either it will be pouring rain or

It was a great week!

Summer is in full swing on the Pere Marquette River.  The water level is finally coming  down and the fish are out  looking for a meal.   Terrestrial patterns are starting to work well, along with small streamers and bead headed nymphs during the day. Evening still seeing some Stoneflies’,

Some like it hot

Some like it hot – RiverQuest Charters


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The second season

Admiringly we refer to this season as the second season.  The hex are not gone but they are going, the tricos are not going but they have arrived.  The slate wing olives are trickling off in the morning, and the Isonychias are hatching out of the riffles, and the deer

July 10 2019

Summer fishing = Smallmouth bass….

If your looking to hit the Muskegon river now is the time to target Smallmouth Bass…Water temps are up and the trout fishing has slowed down. But fear not…the smallmouth fishing is on fire!!

Small crankbaits, poppers,soft plastics and inline spinners will keep you busy..mid

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