Fishing Report 7/31/19

The weather looks beautiful for the next week! Grab your foam bugs and hit the water!


Trout fishing has been steady in the early morning hours before the plastic hatch takes off (kayaks/tubes/etc). On the Boardman, do not be afraid to throw small streamers in likely places if

River Report – July 29,2019

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

Somehow the world has turned enough to put us right into August.  Understanding where Summer started to slip away is a head scratcher.  Seems like we just got started and already we’re only weeks from September.

I guess it’s because everything in

Summer Fly Fishing Report

As August comes around, we find that the seasons are becoming a bit more aligned with where they should be for this time of year. Trout fishing has eased up with less hatches to match, but with fish still looking to come up to eat a dry fly. The Tricos

July 26th 2019 | Dog Days

Summer is here and it’s HOT. This weekend will be in the upper 80s, which will continue into next week. It’s always fun to think back to the polar vortex, when everyone was hunkered indoors, thinking about those long summer evenings on the river. It’s here, get out and take


It’s canoe marathon week on the Au Sable.  The race kicks off Saturday evening, sending a horde of paddlers down the dark river.  Sunday morning the water on the mainstream will be dirty.  For years it’s been a tradition among a few of us to watch the racers go by

  • Source: Gates Au Sable Lodge
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River Temperature

Summer Trout Fishing

River Temperature and Trout, They Can Be In Danger

Hopefully  most anglers realize that when water temperatures get too warm in our trout streams it is best to leave the fish alone. The reason is that warmer water holds less oxygen and therefore stresses trout. When you




Once the major mayfly hatches have ended, and the late evening spinnerfalls are gone in early July, many fly anglers put their rods in the closet for the rest of the summer. However, for others, the season turns to midday wading in warm weather drifting

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