Nothing beats a breathtaking sunset and fish rising to dry flies on the Au Sable river.
First off I would just like to apologize for the lack of fishing reports lately. We have a new website this year and just getting things figured out, as well as a busy start to the season.
Looking back the past couple weeks to the “Trout Opener”, we have been fortunate to have some great dry fly fishing! We have had good variety of weather, from cold rainy days to beautiful sunny evenings.
The Hendrickson hatch has been an excellent one this season. We’ve had great numbers of bugs and plenty of trout eager to take your fly. While the Dark Hendricksons are about finishing up their cycle, the Light Hendricksons are here. Other bugs rounding out the menu are Caddis, Mahoganies, and Stoneflies.
Sorry again for the delay in the river reports. We will do our best to keep you updated on the river conditions and hatches. Brown Drakes should be around in the next couple weeks. If you're looking to hit the river, don't hesitate to give us a ring! I have a few dates available in May and June for guide trips. (May 23, 25, 26, and 29th. June 10th, 13th, 14, and 28th.) If these dates don't work, we have other guides available as well.
Hope to see you on the river!
Here we are the middle of July and mother nature has really turned up the heat. With the warmer temps, the best fishing has been early morning or late evening. The Tricos are going strong here on the North Branch and can provide some incredible, yet challenging dry fly action for the brookies. The evenings have been also holding their own with some great Blue winged olive spinnerfalls. Don’t be surprised if you find a good brown sipping on these size 18 spinners. In addition to the Olives and Tricos, we’ve been finding some good Isos as well as Cahills. Fishing with terrestrials has been picking up along with night time mousing.