Fishing Report

Getting out

Getting out

The Simms truck has rolled in with a mountain of boxes and suddenly it's kind of like spring, for a few days at least.  Katy and Kim got it all entered and posted online today: https://www.gatesflyshop.com/brands/simms-fishing/ and now it's time to find somewhere to...

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Finding the groove

Finding the groove

Hello from the snowy Au Sable.  A few little squalls have blown through the valley and left us three-six inches of powder atop a nice inch or so of crust.  This is welcome news to the cross-country skiers.  The rivers remain high -- especially for mid-January.  Matt...

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2020 begins with a boat burning

2020 begins with a boat burning

  Every so often we burn an old riverboat on New Years (one year it was an unrepairable canoe.)  This year it was the locally famous Five-Day Boat, which was actually constructed in seven days, and is the only Au Sable riverboat I know of that, besides trout, has...

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Happy Holidays from Gates Lodge

Happy Holidays from Gates Lodge

The other day, on a short float with my kid, I was demonstrating how to work a streamer when a nice brown ate the fly.  The problem was we were free-floating -- I hadn't dropped anchor -- and he was in the front seat.  The result -- a predictable one, I think -- was...

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