Fishing Report

River time

River time

Call for Cleanup!  We're three weeks out from the Annual River Cleanup and we need help -- your help.  For those of you new to the operation, we break the river into beats, assign teams of 2-5 people to the beats, and clean the river from top to bottom.  Once the...

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Doing something new

Doing something new

All spring -- all that dirty, cold water spring -- I waited for a morning like yesterday.  A clear, weedy Au Sable with trout scattering from the boat shadow, podded up on tricos, eating tiny nymphs in the drop-offs suspended from a small dry via 8x fluoro.  We didn't...

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Cool down

Cool down

Night fishing is full of gaffs.  The other night, Denny and I thought a logjam had mysteriously disappeared -- we even speculated about who or what might have moved it -- only to find it in the same place it's always been, just upstream of the glow of my red...

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Good Summer

Good Summer

It's been a pretty great summer on the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers.  So far this week: awesome.  Last night I floated a couple of friends and we had almost three straight hours of rising fish.  Small caddis, olives, cahills, Isos...but more importantly, happy trout. ...

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