A Message to all our Gray Drake Family of Clients and Friends- stay safe and blessings everyone!

To Our Gray Drake Clients:

Laurie and I sincerely hope that all of our valued clients and friends, and families are staying well and weathering this unprecedented pandemic.  For most of us, it is a bit surreal to experience our daily lives altered in such a drastic way- especially in the destination

The Early Black Stonefly Hatch-more tricky than you world think!

Early spring is all about loving those warm afternoons on a trout stream and looking for surface rising activity. As steelhead and rainbows are pounding gravel and procreating,  the greatest of all finicky predators: Salmo trutta/ browns, are on a new mission after the fall and winter spawn to eat

Fishing Report 3/27/20

As you probably already know, the COVID-19 crisis has completely derailed what we think of as spring steelhead season.  In compliance with the Governor’s orders, our guides have ceased all operations and are encouraging anglers to think hard before they venture out. We are very lucky at this point that

Fishing Report 3/27/20

As you probably already know, the COVID-19 crisis has completely derailed what we think of as spring steelhead season.  In compliance with the Governor’s orders, our guides have ceased all operations and are encouraging anglers to think hard before they venture out. We are very lucky at this point that

Be a bank beaver

We’re pretty fortunate up here to get to go fishing as part of the outdoor activities we are allowed to do.   Because this is a fishing report, I’m going to share pics and write about fishing.  But…

Gates Lodge (restaurant, guide service, hotel rooms, and car shuttle) is closed, and

March 25, 2020

Please consider us for a merchandise or guide gift certificate if you would like to show support during this difficult time! We will be checking voice mail and email daily so just leave a message with a return number and we will get back to you!

Call 231-745-3529 or click

March 24th

Well, things have really escalated here in Michigan. Over the past 24 hours, the government has issued a statewide lock-down, instructing people to stay at home as much as possible. As far as we can tell, you are STILL ALLOWED to go fishing. But be smart about it, don’t

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