Fishing Report

It was a rainy day in May…

It was a rainy day in May…

I tried to write this report yesterday but the forecast has changed three times since then, and it’ll probably change three more times, so I’m just going to rewrite it.  Here goes:  The next two days – Thursday and Friday – look pretty good, though a light evening...

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Good times

Good times

The fishing picked up on Sunday and continued to improve right through a blustery today (Wednesday).  The hendricksons, mahoganies and black caddis are now hatching throughout both the Au Sable and Manistee River systems and the last two afternoons have produced...

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Gray skies are gonna…

Gray skies are gonna…

This past week was rotten.  The one bright spot, Sunday, there were tons of bugs.  The best ones.  Hendricksons.  They hatched from the riffles.  The cripples piled into the backwaters.  And hardly a trout rose.  A quick dip of the nymph revealed what the trout...

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Openers

Openers

I broke off the first trout rising trout...I swear I do this every year.  I know I do this every year.  I told myself not to snap the wrist.  Feel for the resistance.  The hook is set into the jaw...set, not snag.  I didn't break the wrist.  It felt like a light hook...

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