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

River is in Great Shape!

Last week was finally a week of no hard rains to bring the river up and dirty we saw a little rain this week. The river is in great shape though.  Making it much better Dry Fly conditions then in the last few weeks.   Fishing for Trout on the

Hex Season

It’s that time of year where darkness brings out the big bugs, big fish and big crowds. The rivers are in good shape with a little more water in them than normal (2 inches?) and a slight stain compared to the typical clear, low water found this time of year.

  • Source: Current Works, Ted Kraimer
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River Report June 25, 2020

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

Hey Folks,

I’ve been running ragged working the shop and guiding and have been a little behind with the reports I know you are all looking for.

So, here it is.  Hex are winding down on the Au Sable and are all

Catch a tiger

Well…it’s been quite a week.  The vast majority of folks were chasing the not-so-elusive hex over the last seven days and most were finding some bugs and some trout.  This is big game hunting, and I enjoy it as much as the next person.  It’s been fun.  I’m pretty tired. 

June 24, 2020

Shop hours are 9am – 5pm seven days a week!!!

It has been an exciting week and lots of hope for the upcoming week as well!  The famous hex hatch has started and is living up to expectations!  The evening floats have been spectacular with lighting bugs dancing around the

Fishing Report 6/22/20

It’s always entertaining in the shop this time of year. You can always tell who has been on the river the night before… They’re the ones that skip that ubiquidous question “is it happening yet” and head straight for the 1X because apparently 2X wasn’t enough for the big one

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