Last Casts

Last Casts

There’s something solemn and resolute about the last cast of the day. It’s the cast that must be perfect: it must land where it is intended, it must be fished out with heightened intensity, and the angler must whisper come on come on come on. These restrictions are...
Soaking it up

Soaking it up

Admiring the changing leaves while mopping up forehead sweat and swatting at mosquitoes isn’t traditional September fare.  The optimistic angler senses opportunity: another week of tricos; another week, perhaps the best week, of night fishing; stripping streamers at...
Still feels like summer

Still feels like summer

Blue sky, red stained leaves, and a river covered in ants.  Fish rises are the only interruption to the fall reflection.  The trout fishing has been great this week, from this: To this: To this: It’s a stunning time of year when the trout aren’t feeding, but when they...
River Cleanup

River Cleanup

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....