KOOTENAI RIVER TRIP – SEPT 1-6

Join Streamside for 5 nights and 4 days of floats on Montana’s second largest watershed… the Kootenai River in Libby, Montana. You’ll fly to Spokane, WA Sunday, September 1, and drive to Libby where you’ll stay in the beautiful Linehan River House on the Kootenai River. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and

June 27, 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 : June 30   July 1, 2, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18….days/nights available.  John Robinson has several prime dates

Late June Fly Fishing Report

As June winds down, we seem to be waiting for more mayfly hatches to ramp up. Fishing the past week has been tough on the local rivers which have warmed up into the mid 60’s. Hatch densities and fish looking up for bugs has been less than what we have

Late hex

Many a vacation has come and gone without a hex fly being cast.  It’s June 26, and all I can report is the hex are trickling in and around the Au Sable system but haven’t erupted in a meaningful way.  Tonight I had a light spinnerfall and a few good

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Caddis and Isonychia hatches have been great!- the whole river is fishing very well/excellent conditions


With higher than normal flows (3,000cfs)-actually perfect flows and water releases for this time of year!… and cool water temps, the Muskegon has been fishing AWESOME!…caddis all day have the trout looking up, and Isonychias, Stenos and still have gray drakes at dusk, the browns and rainbows are fatter and

It’s Officially Summer

Happy Summer !!!! It’s official summer has begun.  Now maybe will see less rain and more sunny warm days ahead. Looks like the end of the week things are going to start to heat up along the Pere Marquette River.  Which is a good sign, we still haven’t seen a

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