New Bucktails & Fly Fishing Film Tour

February 4th, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Wintertime, this means fly tying and prepping for the upcoming season of fishing here in the U.P.. It has been a busy offseason so far as we have taken on a new side business of custom buck tails for fly tying. The product we are offering is the highest quality buck tail material available on the market today. These are wild harvested U.P. deer that are extra long in overall length as well as very long fiber length. They are absolutely the premier product for the streamer fly tier and can be used for many dry flies. The buck tails are name “Trophy tail, due to their superior quality & the fish they are destined to catch. Available in custom dyed colors as well as natural, send us a message for pricing & to order yours today!

Be sure to check out the Fly Fishing Film Tour this Saturday night in Marquette at the Marquette Cinema, click here for info. A fun night for all ages of fisherman & non-fisherman with short films about fly fishing in destination areas across the world!




Christmas time fishing in the U.P.

December 28th, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Winter continues to have a pretty light grip, but it looks like that is finally going to change.  Forecast is calling for some fairly substantial snows & colder temps, but at this rate i’ll believe it when I see it.  Quality fishing still exists as rivers are quite high for this time of the winter season. Some nice Steelhead are available as well as Lake run Brown Trout, with the colder temps nymphs have been the most productive.  Happy holidays to everyone & thank you for all the support!


December Steelhead in the U.P.

December 8th, 2015 at 1:32 pm

It has been a downright outstanding early winter, warmer than normal temps has enabled us to extend the fishing season w great results. Some very high quality Steelhead are available in many streams across the Upper Peninsula region. Steelhead have been moving into more typical winter lies w the cold water temps. Getting high quality presentations on the first few casts into new areas pays dividends…

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Early U.P. Winter Steelhead

November 29th, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Chilly mornings in the single digits have greeted us some days here in the Upper Peninsula, but warmer than average daytime temps have us still fishing. This has been a pleasant early winter for fishing with some high quality opps. Steelhead and Lake Run Brown Trout are available in many streams across the U.P., both nymphing and streamer fishing has been productive. Most days have been small windows of eating activity with the cold water temps & lower light levels have been better than high sun. Nice work to our recent guests on some spectacular fish!




Even more great weather!

November 19th, 2015 at 10:33 am

More unseasonably warm weather across the Upper Peninsula in November has provided some great fishing opportunities! It is not every often that we are blessed with such great weather this late in the fishing season. Last year fishing was essentially over with a 10 degree temps & 40 inches of snow had us hiding inside our homes. Currently some good Steelhead opps are available as ample rains have rivers in good shape w some escalated water levels. A few Coho & Lake Run Brown Trout are also available. Some remarkable sized Steelhead have been caught by our guests this fall in areas that normally do not see fish of this magnitude, congrats & nice work!



Extended Summer!

November 6th, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Jeez, 70 degrees in November!  Looks like a nice late fall here in the Upper Peninsula, water temps are much above seasonal average.  Some nice rainfalls have blessed us lately which has brought stream levels up nicely.  Steelhead, Lake Run Brown Trout & Coho are available in many of our coldwater rivers at this time.  Muskie fishing remains good with the warm up, congrats to our guests on many great fish as of lately!




First Snowfall in the U.P.

October 22nd, 2015 at 7:39 am

The fall U.P. fishing continues as new fish seem to be entering our rivers at a slow rate.  Steelhead & Salmon are present, but putting in the extra effort is required to get good results.  A bit of rain fell yesterday, but much more is needed to get some increased water flows.  Some areas of the U.P. got a descent snowfall this past week, a bit early for this! Water temps have been steadily dropping with the cold nights & fish have been reacting accordingly.  Muskie and Pike are still active, but it seems as if the feeding window is shrinking on a daily basis w the colder water.




Autumn Splendor

October 10th, 2015 at 9:45 pm

The backdrop of peak fall colors right now here in the U.P. is sure providing for a fantastic fishing atmosphere right now.  The past week has seen our colors really explode, a great time to visit the region.  I wish I could say fishing is a spectacular as the colors…  Seems as if migrations of Salmon are much behind schedule as numbers are lower than they should be for the most part.  Yes, Lk Michigan Chinook fishery is lacking and Lake Superior Coho numbers are lower than normal right now.  Searching for Steelhead has paid some bright dividends this week, the most angry fish of the year!  Also, Muskies & Pike have been active at times-some large fish feeding before the cold days begin soon. Congrats to our guests on some well deserved trophies as of lately!




Colder days ahead

September 29th, 2015 at 10:16 pm

A slow start to Fall is about to change as cooler weather is here in the Upper Peninsula.  We have been under summer like weather nearly all of September & now temps are supposed to hang in the 50’s which is more seasonable.  Salmon & Steelhead migrations have been on trickle charge so far w the high sun/warm temps.  Salmon are available most everywhere, but not in any heavy concentrations.  A few Steelhead are present, more of a bonus fish at this point of the game for the most part.  Covering water & hitting all the likely zones is how they find the net.




Fall Fishing in the U.P.

September 18th, 2015 at 4:51 pm

The feeling of fall is upon us here in the U.P..  Fishing is transitioning daily as water temps drop & days become shorter. Smallmouth Bass fishing has a shorter window during the day now as fish are most active during mid day when water temps are warmest.  The past week has been a roller coaster w the larger predators, high winds & huge weather changes made fishing both stellar on some days & terrible on others.  Salmon numbers continue to grow as both Coho & Chinook migrate into our streams from the Great Lakes.  All in all, this is a wonderful time of the year to fish the Upper Peninsula..