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Winter Dinner

Every Friday and Saturday in January and February, we’ll be serving dinners at Gates Lodge.  Small menus that vary by the week.  We have seating available between 5 pm and 6:45 pm.  Reservations are required so we can prepare accordingly.  989 348 8462 or email me at [email protected]

Previous Fishing Reports

Brown Bugs

Brown bugs:  The mixed bag of spinners on mid-May evenings.   It used to be that we tried to identify all of them, but our old friend Dennis B just called them “brown bugs” and that suited us better.  What are we talking about?  Siphloplectons, Borchers Drakes, March Browns, Hendricksons, Mahoganies.  Sizes 12-16s.   Fished far and fine on one size lighter tippet than we think prudent, and to trout that want the first drift done right.  Mixed into these brown bugs are

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Catching Colds

It’s been a week of bugs.  Hendricksons are something of a solo performance.  They can be awesome…or they can cancel the show all together.  But now that we’re well into May, we enter something more harmonious.  There is no star of the next show.  On a short early-evening float, we saw popcorn caddis, black caddis, mahogany duns, mahogany spinners, light hendrickson duns, light hendrickson spinners, hendrickson duns, hendrickson spinners, Siphloplectons (aka the “neverfalls”), yellow sally stones.  That’s just in a two

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