Our lodge is located on the banks of the mainstream of the Au Sable River near Grayling, Michigan.  We are surrounded by wadeable, accessible, wild-trout streams.  

Offering a fully stocked fly shop, noted restaurant, riverside lodging, and a team of professional guides, we are passionate about your experience.  

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Deer woods

It’s a snowy gun hunting season for deer in Michigan.  After the first two days of the rifle season the number of hunters thins appreciably and you only remember that it’s still rifle season when you pass a sedan with a dead deer bungeed to the roof rack.  I’ve spent only a little time in the deer woods, preferring instead

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Current Stream Flows

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Fishing Info

All the latest fishing reports, stream flows, and fishing guide information.

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Lodging Info

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Restaurant Info

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Our Catalog

Twice a year we produce a good ‘ol fashioned printed fishing catalog. Filled with stories, as well as our reviews of the latest and greatest gear. 

Want us to mail you a physical copy when the next one comes out? Just scroll down this page and fill out the form today!

Click the image above to download a PDF copy.

From rods and reels, to clothing and the latest warm weather gear, our online store has it all! We also feature a wide selection of fly tying materials. All of it shipped right to your door!

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Au Sable - South Branch

Stream flow data for the South Branch of the Au Sable. Click here to visit the USGS page for further data.USGS Water-data graph

Au Sable - Parmalee

Stream flow data for the main branch of the Au Sable at Parmalee. Click here to visit the USGS page for further data. USGS Water-data graph

Au Sable - Mio

Stream flow data for the main branch of the Au Sable at Mio. Click here to visit the USGS page for further data. USGS Water-data graph

Manistee - M-72

Stream flow data for the Manistee River at M-72. Click here to visit the USGS page for further data.

USGS Water-data graph

Manistee - M-37

Stream flow data for the Manistee River at M-37. Click here to visit the USGS page for further data.

**Please note this gauge is over 45 miles West of the Manistee River at M-72 near Grayling! It may not represent an accurate depiction of the river flows in between.**

USGS Water-data graph