Trout season has commenced here in Northern Michigan and another successful trout opener is in the books! We had some great action this weekend on streamers and a few shots at our first dry fly fishing of the year. Our bugs are just starting to pop on the Upper Manistee and Boardman Rivers and it’s a great time to target rising fish that have not been to the hackle seminar in a year and are still wearing their pointy hats, looking to get some easy calories! With the good bump of cold rain we had the last couple days; our water temps took a hit and things will slow up for a bit , but the river should stable out by weeks end and the fish should be back on track with their eyes looking up for sailboating Hendricksons, fluttering Black caddis, and early stones. Streamer fishing is still viable in the mean time, but slow things down a bit and run some deer hair flies on a sinktip or intermediate and really get that fly to pause and stay in the strike zone as long as possible making it oh so irresistible for the taking! Inland lakes are also starting to heat up with pre-spawn bass staging near flats, pike hunting the shallows and panfish also staging near spawning grounds. Their is so much to do this time of year on the Third Coast so give us a shout and get some days on the water and enjoy a little Pure Michigan!
See ya out there,