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How about this weather? It has been absolutely beautiful this past week here in Northern Michigan and that looks to continue through next week. We've been enjoying some "beach worthy" days here on the rivers that have crawled into the eighties and had us digging our summer gear back out of the closets. TROUT Keep an eye on the weather the rest of this month as any precipitation will provide a flow bump to our rivers and really kick the action into high gear. After last weeks rain, the rivers came up and the Trout really turned on looking at...
The weekend is here! Looks like we're going to get a break from the heat this week with highs in the 70s and some chilly evenings down around 50. FIRST THINGS FIRST... DESPITE RUMORS, THE RIVERS ARE NOT FULL OF SALMON...YET. TROUT Trout fishing has been pretty inconsistent lately. We're still waiting for the really big hoppers to hit the water and energize the terrestrial fishing. We're catching plenty of trout with a few good ones here and there but I have to believe the big fish are all feeding after dark. Do not be afraid to get up early and...
TROUT We've been lucky this year to have good summer water temperatures for trout fishing. Trout have been happy to slam dry fly presentations until about mid day when most everything shuts down in the mid-day sun. If you're an early bird, take some small tricos with you and target rising fish. Beyond that, it's full on foam season! Get your chubby chernobyls, hippie stompers, and parachute ants and slam the banks. Flies to have: Chubby Chernobyl (16-6) Hippie Stomper (10-16) Parachute Ants (12-18) Tricos (18-22) Ephoron (white fly) Damsel Flies EVERYTHING ELSE First off, no salmon have been spotted...
The weather looks beautiful for the next week! Grab your foam bugs and hit the water! TROUT Trout fishing has been steady in the early morning hours before the plastic hatch takes off (kayaks/tubes/etc). On the Boardman, do not be afraid to throw small streamers in likely places if you can get out right at dawn. Trout will happily chase buggers, skunks, and sculpin patterns. Once the sun starts to hit the water, tie on some small terrestrials and cast to any overhanging vegetation. Chernobyl Ants 12-16, Hippie Stompers 10-14, Ants 12-16, Royal Wulfs 12-16 are all working. On the...
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