August 29th | Summer Fades

As we wrap up August and look ahead to September, it feels like summer is fading. Nights are getting cooler and thats been a welcome change. Water temps have finally cooled down and the trout fishing has been steadily improving. 

Nymphing for trout has been excellent lately, and large

70 degree Pledge

A guest from the Beardsley House on the river called me the other day~ he had a fish question.

“I was casting a spoon and a decent trout came out to inspect it but turned away. Was I reeling too fast or too slow?” he inquired.

Northern Michigan offers plenty of

River Report – August 21, 2019

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

This has been the finest August I can remember – cool nights and warm days. Michigan has the best weather in the country right now.  And fishing is, well, really pretty good for late Summer.  Water temperatures and flows are solid, so

Mid-August Fishing Report

Not a whole lot has changed since the last fishing report. A long period of virtually no rain has the rivers running low and clear which tends to be the case for this time of year. Cool nights have kept the water temps on the upper Manistee and Boardman rivers

August 13th, 2019 | Foam Season

Despite the low water and hot temperatures, fishing has been solid. Getting plenty of trout on hoppers, ants, and nymphs. A big foam hopper twitched along the bank can yield some surprising results. By far, the most important aspect of this approach is stealth. With the water the way it

August 7 2019

Finally…..the kings are here…although the numbers have varied from trip to trip, there are some really big fish around. Monday we boated a 32 pound king and a 29 pound king. Hope the fishing holds and even improves as we go through the next few weeks.

Flashers and meat rigs

  • Source: Rivers Bend Guide Service
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August 1st, 2019 | Late Summer

Now that it’s August, we are entering the final phase of summer. Attractor flies for trout is a good option, nymphing is productive, and mousing at night can be epic. Tricos fished with extremely light tippet and super small flies can be fun (if you’re into that sort of thing).

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