Fishing Report

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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Gone Dog

Gone Dog

Streamer camp has come and gone, and it was -- like the rest of them -- its own unique experience.  It's winter up here.  There is snow on the ground.  It's seven degrees right now as I write this.  Seven degrees!  The rivers are pocked with departed spawning beds,...

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