In search of cold

It has been unavoidably hot.

We’ve been spared the worst by the “cold” nights and the cool mornings, and the morning fishing has been quite good, with heavy hatches of tricos and BWOs, and rising fish until about 9 or 10 am.  At dark, the bugs return to the water

We’re having a heat wave

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed there Holiday weekend. The Pere Marquette River is warming up  quickly. Please check water temperature’s before attempting to fish. The lower you go in the system the warmer it can be.  The upper stretches are now reaching the mid sixties even in the

Hex Camp

And just like that hex camp was over.  Many people look forward to November 15th each year for a pilgrimage up-north for deer camp. We, on the other hand, have looked forward to the end of June and have begun to create memories that will be passed down to grandkids

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July 2, 2020

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Joe with a slab of butter

I would like to thank everyone that has been keeping me busy guiding.  Unfortunately, this heat wave has caused me to cancel some trips because of the high water temps and stress put on the trout

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Northern Michigan is experiencing unusually high temperatures without cool nights resulting in water temps well into the 70s. While this not only makes the fishing tough as the trout become lethargic, any hooked fish is pretty much assured mortality after bringing them to the net. As a result, trout fishing

Fishing Report 7/1/20

Hey friends, we hope you’ve been out late looking for the big bugs and big fish like we have! Unfortunately, it’s that time of year in Northern Michigan where we need to face some difficult decisions as responsible anglers. This week’s heat wave is pushing the evening river temps above

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