Big river

Big river

Early Season Guide Special, March 25-April 10:   Full day double + double occupancy room = $400 Full day single + single occupancy room = $375 Half day + single or double occupancy room = $325 03/30/16  Tannic rivers.  Snow under cedars.   Whistling wood ducks.  A few...
Fish Pics

Fish Pics

Early Season Guide Special, March 25-April 10:   Full day double + double occupancy room = $400 Full day single + single occupancy room = $375 Half day + single or double occupancy room = $325 03/23/2016  It was a good week for fish pics.  The river hit peak run-off...
River Rust

River Rust

03/16/2016  In boxing, they call it ring rust.  It’s the edge you lose after time away from the river.  After a winter of fishing from the relative security and ease of a watercraft, and after a great but exhausting weekend at the Midwest Expo, I headed to quiet...
Thaw

Thaw

03/08/2016  Not every year do we get such a dramatic and uplifting thaw.  As I write this, the rivers are rising (mildly), the snow is retreating (rapidly), and the first larger stoneflies have been sighted on both the Au Sable and Manistee.  All signs — and...
Pendulum

Pendulum

03/02/2016  What a whirlwind week.  Friday — a cold, windy, snowy day — the trout chased well for Matt’s boat and they landed two dandies.  The beautiful Saturday and Sunday were slower than expected (bright days, clear water).  I spent Monday down...