Fishing Report 8/23/19

The weekend is here! Looks like we’re going to get a break from the heat this week with highs in the 70s and some chilly evenings down around 50. 



Trout fishing has been pretty inconsistent lately. We’re

70 degree Pledge

A guest from the Beardsley House on the river called me the other day~ he had a fish question.

“I was casting a spoon and a decent trout came out to inspect it but turned away. Was I reeling too fast or too slow?” he inquired.

Northern Michigan offers plenty of

River Report – August 21, 2019

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

This has been the finest August I can remember – cool nights and warm days. Michigan has the best weather in the country right now.  And fishing is, well, really pretty good for late Summer.  Water temperatures and flows are solid, so

River time

Call for Cleanup!  We’re three weeks out from the Annual River Cleanup and we need help — your help.  For those of you new to the operation, we break the river into beats, assign teams of 2-5 people to the beats, and clean the river from top to bottom.  Once

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Guides Day Out

August 21, 2019

in Smallmouth Bass by Guides Day Out

RiverQuest Captain Don Graham and I hit the Muskegon River today to chase smallmouth bass. Gorgeous weather; no boats; three retired couples in kayaks; and that was it—just us, Mother Nature and the bass. We started

Summer is starting to fade

The days are starting to get shorter and the nights and mornings cooler.  Summer unfortunately is slowly trickling into fall on the Pere Marquette River.    Trout fishing hasn’t been easy this week.  Once again with heavy rains and thunderstorms hitting the area on a weekly basis it’s bringing the

Mid-August Fishing Report

Not a whole lot has changed since the last fishing report. A long period of virtually no rain has the rivers running low and clear which tends to be the case for this time of year. Cool nights have kept the water temps on the upper Manistee and Boardman rivers

Summer fun continues

Summer fun continues – RiverQuest Charters


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August 15, 2019

Sorry for the long delay in reports.  After a very busy June and early July guiding, I took some time off to spend with family and friends.  Plus, our annual trip to Alaska just wrapped up (see details below).  Things are good here with not much to report.  I think

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