RIVER REPORT May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

It feels like we’ve turned a corner. The last month has been has been tough for trout anglers.  Especially, for the dry fly angler.  We are behind by a week or so at best.  But the weather is shifting

May 30, 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 31, June 1 – 3, 7 – 11, 19, 24, 26 – 30 & Lots of days/nights

  • Source: Baldwin Bait & Tackle
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May 29th, 2019 | Summer Jams

If you haven’t noticed, we have been getting plenty of rain. A little too much. Most rivers are unseasonably high, with levels reminiscent of spring runoff rather than early summer. Despite this, fishing has been good, and hatches have been decent. Water temps are finally getting into the upper 50s

Reach Cast

The Reach Cast

We are going into prime dry fly season right now. The third most important thing in your arsenal behind being able to cast accurately and picking the correct fly is the ability to execute an accurate reach cast. A reach cast is an in the air mend

  • Source: Hawkins Outfitters
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Spring of Streamers

Hope everyone enjoyed there Holiday Weekend.  The Pere Marquette River still remains high and off color, with the heavy rains we received last week.  This has definitely been the spring of casting streamers. Last few Springs have been so hot and dry the streamer fishing never lasted to long,

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

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