May 8, 2024

Shop Hours 8am – 6pm Daily

We are still looking for some additional shop employees, so if you or someone you know might be interested give us a call…231-745-3529.

Trout season is upon us!!!  It has been a fun couple weeks chasing trout and dusting off all the trout equipment.

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May Fishing Report

With May here, it’s time for the Mayflies on the local trout rivers. This time of year can be a great time for the technical dry fly fisherman as there can be a variety of hatches ( and various stages of those hatches ) with fish keyed in on just

Fishing Report 5/4/24

We have had some favorable weather conditions for the week following the Trout Opener and the rain in recent days has really done wonders for the trout streams.  The past two mild winters have been great for the overall trout population in the local waterways and we have had

The Evening Rise

What a week of wind and rain and hendricksons!  Angling hearts were both filled and broken.   The one dimensionality of the hendricksons has faded into a pleasant mix of light and dark hendricksons, black caddis, mahoganies, and a small bouquet of stoneflies.  Yes, it’s been that week.  The fishing has

April 30, 2024

Please join us this Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at 9am for BBT’s 27th annual Pere Marquette River spring cleanup!! 

Please call the shop to let them know you’re coming and with how many others if you can so that we can be better prepared (231 745-3529) but last-minute additions are

April 29 2024

Shifting gears!!!

My spring steelhead season has finished up and we are prepping for the spring and summer om the big water. The Hattrick will be splashed this week and we will get the spring cleaning and prep done on it in the coming days. Tackle prep, cleaning and re-spooling

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April 29 2024

Spring has finally arrived!!!!

We are now past our spring steelhead season, and booking spring and summer river trips. We offer trips for both trout and smallmouth on the Muskegon river. Both with fly tackle and ultra-light spinning gear. The Muskegon has some pretty good hatches in May and June

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April 29 2024

Well…we finally crossed the season finish line for steelhead. It was a tough season going all the way back to October of 2023. If I had to say…the best fishing was from late January through the first week of March, with February being the best by far…this is mostly due

  • Source: Rivers Bend Guide Service
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Spring time in Da U.P.

We started with almost zero snow on the books, and I might say I was concerned. When I was about to start making phone calls to start rescheduling things we got a small snowstorm and some rain giving the river systems some water and restoring a bit of hope. Then

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