Late June Fly Fishing Report

As July winds down, so does the Hex Hatch. The hot weather of mid-June got the bugs going early this year and relatively steady if not predictable, then the weather changes came. With the cool downs, I suspect hatches will continue through the upcoming nights, just not heavily, and spinner

June 28, 2021

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Crazy conditions continue around here!  The hex hatch is history (for the most part here on the Pere Marquette River).  It started early (June 4 was the first night I discovered them) and then the water was

Abrupt Change

The drought we experienced earlier this month has come to a definitive end, and we’re now facing some very different fishing conditions. It took a lot of rain to fill the low water table and we recovered two months worth of precipitation in about two and a half days.

Much Needed Rain

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the week.  The Pere Marquette River and a lot of Western Michigan is finally receiving the rain we have been in dire need of.   Looks like by Monday the river could become high and dirty.   This Trout season has been a roller coaster

Fishing Report 6/25/21

June 25, 2021 River Report

Well we have experienced record heat and then a pretty decent cold front and rain over the past few weeks.  The rain is certainly welcome and this will help us to maintain some good water temperatures for the next warm spell and moving into


It’s been a frosty one!  Who would have thought, back in early June, that the water temperatures would be too cold for the hex to hatch?  Yeah, we got there earlier this week.  But the fishing remained good, spirits stayed high, fish were caught on Isos, on streamers, on cahills(?), on

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River Report – June 24, 2021

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

Man, I can’t keep up with these weather changes. It’s way too hot for good trout fishing one week and way too cold for the bugs to hatch the next. Rivers like the South Branch have dropped nearly twenty-five degrees of water

Muskegon River Fishing Report – June 22, 2021 – Newaygo, Michigan

Muskegon River Fishing Report – June 22, 2021 – Newaygo, Michigan

This is Carter’s first Rainbow trout caught fly fishing ! He joined his dad Tim for a morning outing and managed to catch quite a few quality Muskegon river trout on dry flies.

The Muskegon river fishing report for

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