Fishing Report 8/23/19

The weekend is here! Looks like we’re going to get a break from the heat this week with highs in the 70s and some chilly evenings down around 50. 



Trout fishing has been pretty inconsistent lately. We’re

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

Fishing Report 8/12/19


We’ve been lucky this year to have good summer water temperatures for trout fishing. Trout have been happy to slam dry fly presentations until about mid day when most everything shuts down in the mid-day sun. If you’re an early bird, take some small tricos with you and target

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