Fishing Report

All this river

All this river

It's laughable to think that in six months the best place to fish will be the one with the fewest number of cars.  No one is fishing, the rivers are in perfect shape, the trout are on the feed, and it has been nice to see a healthy Au Sable full of fat post-spawn...

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Winter routine

Winter routine

Yesterday is today: it has been a monotonous week of winter on the Au Sable.  Snowstorms are exciting, but the winter default is 20 degrees, gray, with a few snowflakes floating in the air.  We have a couple inches on the ground, not enough to ski on.  The rivers are...

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Looking for trout

Looking for trout

Usually I like to have a game plan in place.  An example will be on Sunday I know where I'm going to float, what flies I'm going to use, and I even have a rough idea of where we will move some fish.  Other days, like this afternoon, I just ambled out the door with a...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

November reminds me just how bright, still, and cold a night can be.  Like many, I took a week off fishing because of deer season.  Not because I relentlessly pursue deer, but because it’s just a good week to remember the fall, and plan for the winter, and a deer...

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