Moonrise

Moonrise

It’s been a frosty one!  Who would have thought, back in early June, that the water temperatures would be too cold for the hex to hatch?  Yeah, we got there earlier this week.  But the fishing remained good, spirits stayed high, fish were caught on Isos, on...
Restaurant Update

Restaurant Update

We will be serving dinner Wednesday-Sunday, and reservations ARE required.  Please call us 989 348 8462 to schedule.  We have very limited seating for inside and outside tables. Breakfast and lunch are open from 7 am – 2 pm on Monday through Friday, and from 7...
No-See-Ums

No-See-Ums

The fishing is great, the flows are great, the water temps are great, it’s all great…except the no-see-ums.  I dislike mosquitoes and blackflies and ticks and deer flies…but I HATE no-see-ums.  Oblivious to my best chemical efforts, they crawl on...
It’s on (forest) fire…

It’s on (forest) fire…

The heat from this past week has put a mild damper on an otherwise great time of year…but the water temperatures are going to be just fine over the next ten days.  The Au Sable and Manistee are primarily spring-fed, and so they want to be about fifty degrees. ...
The little things

The little things

What a wild week.  I mean, it was cold and windy, and now it’s hot and humid.  It was tough, and then good, and then tough.  Unexpectedly brilliant, and then disappointing with similar unexpectedness.  My best day of fishing this year — perhaps my best...