The Preseason

The Preseason

A few conservation notes at the bottom of this report… As much of the Midwest battles floods, most of the Au Sable and Manistee are normal, or even low, considering the snow is gone and the ground is thawing.  It’s too early to say it’s an early...
Lookin’ good

Lookin’ good

The entire Midwest has been warm, and it’s going to stay that way.  We’re just wrapping up our vacation so wifi and cell have been pretty spotty but the above pic somehow made it to me.  That’s a dandy trout!  Apparently Grayling had a pretty good...
Here and there

Here and there

I knew I’d sneak a fishing report in here somewhere.  An email from my friend Dave sealed it.  His grandson Joe is dealing with knee surgery…on both knees.  But Joe is a die hard fly fisher and his dad Don brought the hobbling boy to the banks of the Au...
Fishless report

Fishless report

It’s an easy S bend to fish: a fast chute up top, a long riffle, a deep bend at the bottom.  The temperature was 11 degrees.  I started up high in the fast chute with an indicator rig, then I Czech nymphed, then I did kind of a bastardization of the two, then I...