Fishing Report 5/18/22

Upper Manistee River Hendricksons and black caddis are rolling on the Upper Manistee now that we have returned to some more normal temps. Fish are starting to look up a bit more each day and the sulphurs are right around the corner so this really marks the start

Sunshine and Streamers

Trout season is in full swing now, the streamer bite has been exceptionally good last couple weeks.  Anything baitfish or salmon fry related worked well.  Looks like we went from winter to summer.  River is up still with a decent stain to it; water is very warm though. Bugs

Fishing Report 5/13/22


This early heat wave we’ve been experiencing hasn’t been very enjoyable in town but on the rivers it has been great! Typically, anglers can struggle finding rising fish this time of year despite the enthusiastic hendricksons and caddis that dance just above the water. Our fish are so

The Spring Thing

       Here in Michigan we take our trout fishing pretty seriously and a handful of us think we have it all figured out… we don’t. Weather and water temperatures change the game on us regularly and once you add in a fish that does what he

Fish fish

I try to always fish on my birthday, and by fish, I mean fish fish.  What’s the difference between that and trying to cherry-pick the evening rise?  Well…everything, really.  My day off was May 9, and I’ve said for years that the fishing is always good on May 9.  Is

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