Previous Fishing Reports

This page contains all Gates Au Sable Lodge fishing reports going back to 2015. Just keep scrolling and more reports will load!

Brown bugs drakes!

The annual infestation that is the brown drake has begun on all three branches of the Au Sable.  Brown drakes are like a rogue wave that leaves behind it a

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It’s complicated

Or it’s easy, depending on who you ask, and where everyone was, and what fly they had on, and the current breaks, and the lucky breaks, and the tippet breaks. 

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Happy days

It’s good. Really good. It’s not good all the time, like the Skues fable in which Mr. Castwell momentarily mistakes the hell of neverending rising trout for heaven.  The Au

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Bugs, bugs, bugs

After six months of writing about the sunken place, it sure is nice to report on some good dry fly fishing.  Tonight, in spots, the hendrickson spinners dropped through the

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The fishing has been on the wrong side of slow.  Why?  Probably a bunch of reasons. No clouds.  Full moon.  A day in the 80s…yet lakes are still frozen.  Water temperatures

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