Previous Fishing Reports

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Daytime dries

Aside from a rainy, weird, pretty terrible Saturday, the trout fishing has been pretty good on all three branches of the Au Sable and the Manistee.  The big swirling storm-that-didn’t-happen

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Summer Fun

It feels good to be cold.  Predictably, the daytime dry fly fishing improved.  The night fishing slowed.  In sum, the river went back to normal, except for the continued drought. 

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Night & Day

I’m reminded of a Nick Lyons essay, I think it’s in Bright Rivers, in which the author heads to the river at the odd times of day, when the water is

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Like pretty much everywhere, it’s been dry and hot.  On some days, it has been too hot to fish for trout, period, except on the loneliest little feeder springs.  On

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