Fishing Report

Marathon

Marathon

It's canoe marathon week on the Au Sable.  The race kicks off Saturday evening, sending a horde of paddlers down the dark river.  Sunday morning the water on the mainstream will be dirty.  For years it's been a tradition among a few of us to watch the racers go by the...

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Heat wave

Heat wave

Like everywhere, it's been hot.  The rivers have held their own so far but we could see some high water temps Friday and Saturday.  The upper rivers are diurnal and will drop in temperature overnight and will be at their best in the morning.    The size 18 olives --...

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The second season

The second season

Admiringly we refer to this season as the second season.  The hex are not gone but they are going, the tricos are not going but they have arrived.  The slate wing olives are trickling off in the morning, and the Isonychias are hatching out of the riffles, and the deer...

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Fireworks

Fireworks

About ten days into the 2019 hex season and it's just starting to feel like summer.  The river in front of the lodge is lower and clearer and "looks" like the Au Sable for the first time since early May.  There have been some good reports from daytime anglers...

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