Daytime dries

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 over the weekend just made for a couple of gray days that weren’t...
Summer Fun

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.  All area rivers are very low and very clear.  Many of us have shaken from our night...
Night & Day

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 cooler and the trout are acting in mysterious ways.  In the essay, he says that he fishes until the sun is...
Scorcher

Scorcher

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 other days, it has been just cool enough at night and early in the morning and the trout have...