Fishing Foam Patterns

Fishing Foam patterns during the summer months

Fishing Foam Patterns

Fishing Foam Patterns during the middle of the summer is pretty standard because there is less natural aquatic insects hatching.  Trout are keying in on terrestrials, like grasshoppers, ants, and beetles.  While simply throwing out a foam pattern into the

Lansing Fishing Report

Michigan’s current dry spell has made the local fishing hit or miss.  We are still picking up smallmouth bass near structure and pike in slower moving spots.  Top flies for smallmouth have been desperate Housewives and BoogleBugs.  Chartreuse and White seem to be the top two fly colors.  With

Muskegon River Fishing Report – July 31, 2018 – Newaygo, Michigan

Muskegon River Fishing Report – July 31, 2018 – Newaygo, Michigan

I took some time off last week to fish with some long time clients/friends and we got into some very healthy trout on our outing.

The Muskegon river fishing report for July 31, 2018 in the Newaygo, Michigan area

Love These Guys!

Husband and wife Jim and Mary are long time friends and customers, and every time we get together, whether on the river or not, we have a terrific time. Fresh off fishing Clousers on the Kalamazoo River with great success yesterday, Jim and Mary were eager to feed their fly

July 26, 2018 – Finally Rain

After a prolonged spell of incredibly hot and dry weather we were finally blessed with some rain and cooler evening temperatures over the past week. With a few days of overcast skies, and the rain providing rivers with a much needed shot of cool water, trout fishing picked up a bit. Nymphing in the morning has been productive both locally and on northern trout streams.

Trout Nymph

The terrestrial bite is also improving, try fishing a big hopper with a nymph dropper for the best of both worlds. Hippy Stompers, Purple Patriots, and Missing Link Caddis are also great summertime prospecting patterns.

Bass fishing has also been good on the Rogue River, Grand River and Thornapple River. Baitfish patterns, Tequeelies and other rubber leg buggers have been most productive during the day.

 Small Mouth Bass Fly Fishing

The weekends forecast looks beautiful, get out and enjoy what Michigan has to offer!


Daytime dries

Aside from a rainy, weird, pretty terrible Saturday, the trout fishing has been pretty good on all three branches of the Au Sable and the Manistee.  The big swirling storm-that-didn’t-happen over the weekend just made for a couple of gray days that weren’t all that fishy.  Things got a lot

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