Late May Fly Fishing Report

The unofficial start of summer begins with Memorial Day weekend and this year it coincides with our technical match-the-hatch dry fly fishing on the Manistee, Au Sable and Boardman Rivers. After a long winter and short, cool spring, warmer temps are coming around and so are the bugs. So many

RIVER REPORT May 23, 2018

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

Fishing is always good, but now the catching is starting to slowly improve.   It’s been a cold Spring and we’ve been struggling with water temperatures.  That situation looks to be getting better all the time.  Nighttime low temperatures along with daytime high

Memorial Weekend Fishing Report




Many anglers have been frustrated with trout fishing as water has stayed cold and hatches have been elusive. Remember that it will get better and we’ll be back on schedule in no time. Those that spend the most time on the water will be the most successful

May 24, 2019 | Trout Season

Fishing has been fantastic on all fronts. Dries, streamers, nymphs, you name it. It’s all in play. Despite some cold over night temps, conditions have been superb. Water has stayed on the high side, with good shots of rain every few days, but not enough to flood anything. We’ve had


The trees are just leafing out, the hendricksons are still trickling off, the first good caddis hatches are filling the afternoon, the morel hunters are scratching their heads, and the yellow bugs have begun.  First week of May, right?

Well it’s not.  It has been a tough spring, though I

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A bit of everything

A bit of everything – RiverQuest Charters


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May 22, 2019

Shop Hours are 8am – 6pm seven days a week.  We have guides and lodging available…please call to inquire or book a trip/room – 231-745-3529.  Currently, my open Guide dates are : May 28, 30 & 31  June 1 – 3, 7 – 11, 19, 24, 26 – 30 &

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