May 25 2021

Summertime fishing in West Michigan = mixed bag!

With the extremely low flows on local rivers it seems to have nudged us into a summer pattern sooner than normal. The Muskegon is fishing well for trout and smallmouth at this time, with the occasional walleye and rock bass thrown into

  • Source: Rivers Bend Guide Service
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Fishing Report – Steelhead, Trout, and Smallmouth …it must be May fly fishing in the U.P.

This week has been an absolute storm of activity with the final drop back steelhead leaving the river; super bug hatches for the dry fly enthusiest including: Hendricksons, BWOs, Caddis and Stones; and for the Smallmouth the streamer stripping, and as of late some major popper action, has arrived as

Michigan's U.P. & Fly Fishing 

This week has been an absolute storm of activity with the final drop back steelhead leaving the river, super bug hatches for the dry fly enthusiest including Hendricksons, BWOs, Caddis and Stones and for the Smallmouth dude both streamer stripping and as of late some major popper action has arrived

Having a Heat Wave

We went from Winter to Summer up here on the banks of the Pere Marquette River. In the last 3 weeks, we saw below freezing temps at night and snow during the day, to basking in a heat wave of humidity that feels more like the dog days of summer

Late May Fly FIshing Report

It’s match-the-hatch time for selective trout. Bugs have been fickle, but with any on the water some good fish are eating. Softer water can reveal the bulge of an emerger being eaten or a spinner being sipped, but you have to bring your best drag-free presentation and angling skills as

Fishing Report 5/21/21

We’ve had some fun (and hot!) days out on the local rivers and inland lakes the past week. It looks like we”ll cool down next week but only marginally. At least there is some rain in the forecast, our rivers continue to run much lower than what we’re used

Rain in the Forecast…!

Hey all, thanks for checking in! This spring sure has been interesting. As Erich Gross would say with a shake of his head…, “We need rain. Bad.” 

Back in February there was very little snow on the ground, at least in southwest Michigan. The lack of snowmelt meant that

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