July 21st, 2016 at 6:15 pm
What a great summer we have having here in the Upper Peninsula, downright hot & wonderful! Some nice rain storms have kept new water coming into the rivers which is very needed during these heat waves. Spring influenced Trout streams are still fishing, but be sure to take water temps on streams that tend to run warmer this time of the season. On the St Marys river Atlantic Salmon are present & so are the largest amount of smelt i’ve ever witnessed. Smelt numbers are thinning quickly with the warming water as they migrate to deeper areas, but ti was very neat to see such an abundance of baitfish. Along w the Atlantics a fair amount of Pacific Salmon (Kings & Coho) were taking advantage of this smelt bonanza!
July 8th, 2016 at 6:54 pm
Such an awesome time of the year here in the U.P., long days & beautiful warm weather! Lots of fly fishing opportunities to choose from right now & fun times on the water. Some Trout streams are still fishing well for Brook and Brown Trout, finding the cold water is key to happy fish. Top water as well as subsurface presentations both have been productive, pick a fly & cast! The St.Marys river has a few high quality Atlantic Salmon available, large amounts of smelt are around & aquatic insects have been active. Congrats to our guests, some fun days on the water recently!
June 25th, 2016 at 10:17 am
Finally a break from the rains & rivers levels are running pretty normal for this time of the season. Warmer than normal temps have our water temps higher than normal. Some resident Trout opps still exist as some hatches are still occuring & fish are used to looking up. Smallmouth Bass fishing has been good at times, a better choice when water temps are up.
June 13th, 2016 at 8:55 am
Trout fishing here in the U.P. has been getting better as stream levels are dropping and in better shape. A variety of insects have had Trout rising at times. Brown Drakes, Caddis, Sulphurs, Stoneflies and Blue Winged Olives are active in different areas. Fly fishing for warm water species has also been productive as water temps continue to climb.
June 4th, 2016 at 8:13 pm
High water across the region, many of our Trout streams currently here in the Upper Peninsula are quite big. Seems like no break from the heavy rains over the last few weeks, never a good thing for this time frame of fishing. This being said Trout fishing is relatively poor at this time, we need a period w no rain to get stream levels down to a normal level. Warm water species fishing has been good at times, predators getting active w the warming water temps!
May 23rd, 2016 at 9:38 am
Some spectacular weather here lately for fishing the Upper Peninsula! Such a great variety of fishing options right now here in the U.P.. Trout streams have been fishing good for both Brook and Brown Trout. A few hatches have spurred some surface feeding activity. Near shore Great Lakes action has been great at times w a nice mixed bag of species. Come up & visit, contact us for availability!
May 13th, 2016 at 9:53 am
Spring is here in the U.P., although snows are in the forecast for this weekend! Many fly fishing options are available currently from resident Brook and Brown Trout, Great Lakes options, late season Steelhead to warm water species. A small amount of insect activity has had a few trout rising for small windows of time. Being at the right place at the right time kinda situation.
May 1st, 2016 at 8:17 pm
Spring fishing season continues here in the Upper Peninsula, more seasonable weather has blessed us as of lately. Steelhead and Trout fishing options are available at this time. River levels had dropped quickly & a nice dose of rain brought them back to a nice level. A few Blue Winged Olives have been hatching on sunny days, I haven’t seen any fish rising to them as of yet. Looks like a bit of a warm up is heading our way, this should provide for more insect activity w the warming water temps. Congrats to our guests as of lately on some great fish!
April 8th, 2016 at 9:04 am
It has been a very interesting spring so far here in the Upper Peninsula, lots of changes in conditions. Now after having nearly all of our snow melted we are back to winter, 2 feet of snow fell in areas of the U.P.! As much as this is difficult to mentally deal with it sets us up for another melt which will help water levels and Steelhead. Many areas now are under lower than ideal water levels, this isn’t good for the fish that have migrated into these streams. Anchor ice was present this week as night time temps dropped to -15 in some areas, this ice condition is terrible for any kind of fish. Temps are looking to rebound late this next week and we should see some melt off. Then maybe back to Springtime..?
March 28th, 2016 at 9:12 pm
Our weird spring continues, we are pretty much running about a month early on the fishing calendar at this point. Major runoff conditions blew up our streams and now they are back down for the most part. There are Steelhead available pretty much everywhere, numbers vary widely. Water temps are cold, in the lower 30’s for the most part. Very little if any spawning activity has happened. It is hard to say how many Steelhead have entered our streams at this point, we should see more with every bump in water levels now. More cold & snow predicted for the end of the week, interesting conditions to say the least..