Yep, I saw it

I love dock/big fish stories.  Here’s one.  My friend Curtis was scouting out a new six-weight down at the lodge dock.  The weather was pretty sleety, but by Plumber Dan’s calendar, it was a “black fish day” — meaning we had high hopes, despite the sleet.  Anyway, Curtis was whipping

Muskegon River Trout Fishing Report – May 12, 2021 – Newaygo, Michigan

Muskegon River Trout Fishing Report – May 12, 2021 – Newaygo, Michigan

Steve holds a nice Muskegon river steelhead as Dan looks on and provides “pictorial support”!

The Muskegon river trout fishing report for May 12, 2021 in the Newaygo, Michigan area touches on several things for this time of

Be Careful what you wish for!

Be careful what you wish for !!!! The Pere Marquette River came up quite a bit since Tuesday.  Heavy rains hit the area Monday night and on off throughout the week. Right now, it’s high and will probably still be rising if we see more rain on Friday as

Fishing Report 5/7/21

Manistee River Below Tippy Dam

Trout fishing is starting to pick up on the Manistee below Tippy Dam.  Small minnow and fry patterns have been productive.  There are a few steelhead still spawning in the upper reaches and the smallmouth pre-spawn bite has been worthwhile if you are willing

Mayflies & Mayapples

May is a month of blossoming wildflowers, complex insect emergences, and first-of-the-year newborn fawns. Yet the anticipated transition from spring to summer feels more distant than usual here in Michigan. This week our overnight lows were cold enough to freeze guides and solidify waders hung out to dry!


May 7, 2021

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Trout season has slowly been developing and it feels good!  The weather has been very erratic, and we finally received some much needed rain earlier this week and yesterday.  It colored up the river perfectly, but it

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