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!

Bug soup

This is the bug soup season:  Multiple hatches that can epitomize the best parts of fly-fishing.  The angler must play by the rules of the trout.  Sometimes all the trout

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Fish fish

I try to always fish on my birthday, and by fish, I mean fish fish.  What’s the difference between that and trying to cherry-pick the evening rise?  Well…everything, really.  My

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The hendricksons are here

Today — an ultra-bright scorcher of a 60 degree day to my winter-weary skin — the hendricksons finally emerged in an event that was something more than a trickle.  Never

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Happy Opener

4/28 Update… Jac Ford will be at the lodge Saturday morning signing copies of his book:  The View from the Middle Seat.  We will have copies at the lodge.  If you’ve

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It’s been a cold spring and the few olives we’ve seen have served to tease.  But moods have been bright.  Spring, after all, is coming.  We’ve happily mined the depths

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High, Cold Water

At some point in the next week, this fishing report will be on a new website.  Same Gates Lodge, just a new website.   What a long march toward spring.  I

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Two at a time

Still have some slots open for this Saturday’s Free Fly Tying Session, 9 am – 2 pm (or whenever you get sick of tying).   See bottom of report for details…

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A certain type of water

Today felt right in that way only March can feel right.  It’s like having a taste in a particular food that isn’t universal, like sweetbreads or tongue.  Light drizzle, persistent

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Mud Season

A fish I didn’t catch made my day today.  It was finning in front of a log jam in about two feet of water.  If I’d had my sight-nymphing stuff

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