River Report – June 18, 2021

River Report – June 18, 2021   The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report 

We’re back in the saddle again! Cold nights and some short, heavy rainfalls have cooled water temperatures and bumped still levels.

We’re still seeing Brown Drakes, and Sulpurs continue to be a factor. Isonychia have come on

Fishing Report 6/18/21

We’re on the verge of another summer weekend here in Northern Michigan and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful one! Thankfully, we’ve seen some of the scorching daytime highs subside allowing our rivers to cool back down to more manageable levels. We’ve even had some nice

A little effort required–Muskegon River Trout Spey

A little effort required–Muskegon River Trout Spey – RiverQuest Charters


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June 17, 2021

Shop Hours 8am – 6pm everyday or Shop On-Line anytime at BBT On-Line Store

The Pere Marquette River is fishing well right now day and night.  The river temps have cooled down, but the water is still very clear.  We had to take a small break in fishing due to the

Summer Patterns

After an unusual start to the spring, as a result of wild temperature swings and little in precipitation, the smallmouth are becoming more predicable and we are finding them in their usual

Restaurant Update

We will be serving dinner Wednesday-Sunday, and reservations ARE required.  Please call us 989 348 8462 to schedule.  We have very limited seating for inside and outside tables.

Breakfast and lunch are open from 7 am – 2 pm on Monday and Tuesday, and from 7 am – 4 pm


The fishing is great, the flows are great, the water temps are great, it’s all great…except the no-see-ums.  I dislike mosquitoes and blackflies and ticks and deer flies…but I HATE no-see-ums.  Oblivious to my best chemical efforts, they crawl on exposed skin, surfing on a sheen of Lemon Eucalyptus, Picardin,

  • Source: Gates Au Sable Lodge
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A little heat

My condolences go out to Joe Donati’s family and friends.  Joe left the folks he loved and the rivers he fished this week due to a battle with cancer.  I never got to personally fish with Joe, but we chatted a lot he loved to fish the PM and always

  • Source: Outfitters North, Jeff Hubbard
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Brown Bugs & Drought

June is a month many of us cherish. We plan our lives around the behavior of winged insects and risk going a little crazy with changes in our sleep schedules. Swarms of mosquitos, waders caked with black silt, and even the occasional midge lodged underneath an eyelid…all of that

Mid June Fly Fishing Report

We aren’t even to the mid-June but it already feels like mid-August. In Arizona. Extreme heat (by northern Michigan standards), low humidity, and practically no rain the past month in addition to being down more than half the annual precipitation YTD, have left the rivers low, clear, and warm. And

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