The afternoon rise

The afternoon rise

Grab your family, fishing buddies, and/or friends, some garbage bags and Rusty’s signature “trash pokers” and hit the river!  It’s less than a month until the Anglers of the Au Sable’s annual river cleanup.  We have TONS of beats to fill, and need your help to do it....
First ants

First ants

Sign up for the Au Sable River Cleanup! September 9, 2017, 10 am, Gates Lodge Grab your family, fishing buddies, and/or friends, some garbage bags and Rusty’s signature “trash pokers” and hit the river!  It’s less than a month until the Anglers of the Au Sable’s...
Subtle changes

Subtle changes

Sign up for the Au Sable River Cleanup! September 9, 2017, 10 am, Gates Lodge Subtle changes: one lone firefly flashing above cattails where once there were hundreds, a quiet river at dusk, white flies below Mio, fishing mice before 10 pm, swatting a flying ant from...
Waking flies

Waking flies

I was excited to learn that the Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 12th, the night of the Midnight Derby.  I heard it was going to be the best meteor shower in human history.  It’s not.  But if the skies stay clear, as they’re supposed to, the rising moon may...
Things going crazy

Things going crazy

On Monday I left my Orvis sales meeting (during which we cast the new Helios 3 at passing bikers in Traverse City) and hit the Sand Lakes Quiet Area with some poppers.  It was eighty degrees and the air smelled like rotting weeds.  It was a great warm water scene. ...