Every day is different

Every day is different

Yesterday had one of those socked-in hendrickson afternoons.  You know the type:  warm enough for them to hatch, too cold for them to dry their wings.  In some stretches the water temperatures were warm enough for the bugs, but the fish didn’t really respond. ...
Working Fish

Working Fish

The bugs of spring are the hendricksons.  And the hendricksons are hatching.  They are hatching on the Manistee, North Branch, South Branch, Mainstream, Above Mio, Below Mio.  The rivers are low and clear.  We can wade in 2021.  It’s a damn fine year to be a dry...
And so it begins…

And so it begins…

Before this little cool down– –the hendricksons, olives, and stones were hatching pretty well and spreading throughout the river system.  By the weekend, into next week, and right through Opening Day I think this is going to be a pretty good dry fly...
Mayflies

Mayflies

Alright, this is more like it.  It’s April 8th, and I’ve seen mayflies and a few trout rising.  The rivers are downright low for this time of year.  Black stones, mattress thrashers, BWOs, and, yes, a few hendricksons are hatching.  I’ve seen fish...