Fishing Report

Finding a Fish

Finding a Fish

In summer, the fly-fisher is unbound by can't-miss hatches, other than the morning tricos, which are viewed, unfortunately, as not exactly can't-miss.  The choose-your-own-adventure nature of a lazy summer day forces a series of decisions as to what to do, though it...

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In search of cold

In search of cold

It has been unavoidably hot. We've been spared the worst by the "cold" nights and the cool mornings, and the morning fishing has been quite good, with heavy hatches of tricos and BWOs, and rising fish until about 9 or 10 am.  At dark, the bugs return to the water...

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Heat wave (and a hex retrospective)

Heat wave (and a hex retrospective)

It's hot just about everywhere right now.  This isn't the same terrible heat we had a few years ago, but it's hot enough to disrupt the daytime fishing and hot enough to make much of the lower river bad for the trout (though the Au Sable has enough cold water for them...

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Catch a tiger

Catch a tiger

Well...it's been quite a week.  The vast majority of folks were chasing the not-so-elusive hex over the last seven days and most were finding some bugs and some trout.  This is big game hunting, and I enjoy it as much as the next person.  It's been fun.  I'm pretty...

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