July 27th 2023

Trout fishing has become a morning and night deal with how hot the days are again, be on the look out for water temps becoming unsafe to fish for trout this weekend. if you do plan on going fishing mice at night is the name of the game right

A good morning

There are a few people that are born with a genetic predisposition to fish tricos.  Now, I’m not talking about tricos on the Missouri or Bighorn.  Everyone wants to fish those.  I’m talking about tricos on the Au Sable, or the Black, or the Manistee.  Pods of small fish eating

Summer Patterns

The Grand River is in great fishing condition after we received the much needed rain earlier this month and flows returned to their normal summertime levels.  Here’s the latest from the frontlines.  

The Dog Days Are Here

Summer is flying by. We can’t believe that August is almost here. Fishing has been and continues to be consistent. The river is in great shape and both top water and sub-surface are doing well.

The MO is currently at 1,200 cfs and will probably drop this week and

Late July Fly Fishing Report

As July starts to wind down, fly anglers find themselves in the middle of summer and summer fishing conditions. The Upper Manistee is running low and clear – which isn’t unusual for this time of year. The lack of rain has been offset by the cooler evening temps to keep

Upper Peninsula Bows and Browns

For the dry fly fisherman, we have good stoneflies, caddis of all shapes and sizes, cahills, and BWOs. For the sub-surface person zoo cougars in yellow or natural along with a few DnDs in the same color theme and for the nympher a handful of prince nymphs and a 20


The dramatic changes in the weather is presenting in the fishing as unpredictable.  We’ve had what seem to be great conditions that fish slow, and terrible conditions with surprising fishing.  Last night should have been perfect for night fishing.  It wasn’t.  But a few nights before it was perfect…for about fifteen

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July 20th 2023

Its been another week of solid fishing reports from across the state. As day time highs have been creeping up a bit, the overnight lows have been reasonable, and we have gotten some rain here and there. This has made for happy fish and good fishing. 

Nymph bite has

The Trout Journal: Ep1

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