Old Rivers Grow Wilder Every Day

Been fishing a lot with my family.  This is due to governmental recommendation (only people from shared households should fish together, is how the recommendation goes), because the kids don’t have school, because fishing is something (perhaps the only thing) that hasn’t changed, and because my kids are just now

Quarantine Life

First off, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this chaotic time. It’s a very unnerving situation, with so much uncertainty ahead of us. We wish you all the best going forward, and hope everything returns to normalcy soon. 

We’ve been getting out a fair amount, and the

“Size does matter!”…Selectivity/Nexus Blog (Pandemic Vol:II )

(This fat 18 inch “nerve-racking” surface feeding brownie gave me selectivity presentation fits for two consecutive days- CASE SOLVED AND CLOSED:yesterday afternoon 5:37 PM- who’s next!) 
In my last birthday Facebook post I told you about the two frustrating hours I had in a place on the Muskegon last Friday called

Covid-19 and a Man with a Tiger

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe and healthy. Crazy times in our world right now, this whole virus epidemic, State on lockdown and some weird looking dude with a Tiger all over the internet which I have not seen nor want to see.  Trying to stay

Chestnut Lamprey

Chestnut Lamprey attached to a Brown TroutChestnut Lamprey

The Chestnut Lamprey, Ichthyomyzon castaneus, is a Native Species commonly found in Lakes and Rivers throughout the Great Lakes region. They are considered to be an indicator species and their presence in a body of water has been closely associated with healthy

River Report April 3, 2020

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

I’ve been dragging my feet. It’s been hard to know what to say or what to advise—go outside stay inside.  You know that everything has been changing every day.  But, while we’re clearly not on any semblance of stable ground yet, I’m

April 3, 2020

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