As posted on Facebook last week, the flow of our river was dropped down to a dangerous level of 800 cfs overnight. This was in undoubtedly enough to harm insect life and salmon and brown trout eggs that were exposed to the below zero temperatures when levels were at a point where the gravel they […]
1. Wednesday January 24, 7pm with Drew Rosema of FEENSTRA Guide Service 2. Thursday February 1, 7pm with Chris “Uber” Raines of Pere Marquette River Lodge & The Blue Bonefish in Belize. 3. Wednesday February 7, 7pm with Jon Ray & Ed McCoy of Hawkins Outfitters. 4. Wednesday February 21, 7pm with Matt Zudweg of […]
We’ve got some great used fly rods in the shop right now and would much rather sell them to you guys than have to mess with ebay. Here’s what we have: 1. Sage Graphite II DS2 9’6″ 8wt – $179 SOLD 2. Sage Graphite III RPL+ 9’0″ 6wt – $179 3. Sage Graphite III […]
Fall weather is finally here, and since it also came with spring like rainfall, steelhead season has really picked up. The water has started to come down and is currently flowing at 4440 CFS with the gage height at 7 1/2 feet. Water temps also experience a decline from 61 degrees on Monday to 57 […]
Lots of fish in river now, Salmon, Steelhead and lake run Browns are all hot now, with this rain it will only get better. Most fish are keying on the eggs, both flies and beads.
Smallmouth fishing continues to produce. Larger streamers, crayfish patterns, goby patterns and poppers (during lower light times of day) can all produce fish. We are starting to see a few salmon scattered around and as the water temps drop we should start to see good pushes of them showing up.
Trout fishing is pretty tough right now Consumers Energy is letting water over the spillway so the water temps are high forcing the trout to look for cooler water and lay low. The Smallmouths are happy now and are being caught through the river system, streamers and crawfish patterns are working well
Got out last night streamer fishing after work last evening and even though the water was high (6000 CFS) enough to make things very difficult, we did hook one and have a couple others chase. It’s already come down to about 5000 CFS so it should be on for the next few weeks. The steelhead […]
There are still some numbers of steelhead but we are no doubt past the peak of the run. Even still, if you want to catch them, there are still very fishable numbers. More importantly though, the streamer bite for trout has picked up and should continue to provide awesome fishing right into the Gray Drake/Isonychia […]
Fishing has continued to be good and hopefully this rain we’ve been getting (rain and snow at once at the moment) will bring in a big push of fresh spring steelhead. The water level is currently at 5350cfs and climbing.