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..




A transition to fall in the U.P.

September 9th, 2015 at 9:05 pm

The slightest bit of fall is starting here in the Upper Peninsula, in certain regions of the U.P. some trees are beginning to get a bit of color.  This is an absolutely wonderful time of the season to visit, potential for some great fish & a picture perfect backdrop.  A bit of a cool off now after a late summer heat wave, look for cool nights to drop water temps continually from this point forward.  Some Salmon are present in fairly low numbers, recent rains should bring in more. Predators have been very active on some days & our anglers have been quite pleased w the feeding…




Back from the bush

August 26th, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Back from Alaska in a big way, the crew this year scored some serious inches on the native Rainbow Trout front. The egg bite was on hard & the resident Trout were taking advantage of the buffet line. Props to all our anglers as most scored the largest Trout of their life, a pretty BIG deal. Fishing in Alaska w Alaska Fly Anglers offer the finest in backcountry fly fishing, please don’t hesitate to contact us to reserve your spot for next years adventure! Thanks to this years guests, i’m know everyone who went was quite pleased w the experience…




August Fly Fishing in Michigan’s U.P.

August 19th, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Whew, some relief from the last heat wave!  I have to say that I will never complain about the heat, it is much more pleasant than the polar plunge of Feb that isn’t too far off!  The warm weather brought some great fly fishing opps over the entire U.P. region, both coldwater & warmwater species where into eating.  Currently our temps have dropped & we are under a more normal weather pattern.  Many streams are seasonably low, however some rains are in the forecast which will help out.  Congrats to our anglers on some stellar fish this past week, some firsts on the fly for the crew which is a BIG deal!





Sweet Summer time in the U.P.!

August 8th, 2015 at 5:39 pm

August in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, one of my personal favorite months of the season here for so many reasons.  Warm long days & a variety of both warm and cold water fishing opportunities.  Smallmouth, Pike & Muskie fishing has offered some good opportunities here lately with both surface and subsurface flies.  Water temps range right now from 60-mid 70 degree range, this varies widely.  Small spring creeks have also been productive for those looking to chase native Brook Trout, some terrestrials as well as attractor dry flies have been working well.  The St.Marys River has some Atlantic Salmon opps as well, conditions continue to be day to day.

Congrats to our guests on some remarkable fish lately, keep casting & good things happen…





It’s island time!

July 27th, 2015 at 8:42 pm

A much warmer summer this year verses our past few, water temps have been climbing steadily & no end is in sight of the heat wave.  Some much needed rain dumped over much of the U.P. which has brought some stream levels up.  The warm water fly fishing scene has been pretty good as of lately, fish have been chasing hard at times.  St.Marys River Atlantic Salmon fishing has been day to day, with the warming water anglers should play fish quickly to reduce stress on them.  Embrace the warm weather, the subzero days of old man winter will haunt us soon…!!




Variety, the spice of the 906!

July 20th, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Summertime in the U.P., pretty sure there is no other place on earth i’d rather be during these months of the season! There sure are some awesome fishing opportunities here throughout the entire Upper Peninsula region for a variety of species. Right now both coldwater & warmwater fly fishing opps are fantastic, just pick a fish & lets go! Congrats to our clients on some downright world class accomplishments as of lately, it’s been fun!




Sunny, 75, & Steelhead!

July 8th, 2015 at 8:58 pm

Some fantastic summer weather as of lately here in the U.P., a great time to visit the north country for some fishing.  Resident Trout fishing remains strong w a fine variety of bugs bringing Brook & Brown Trout to the surface.  Water levels remain pretty good as we just got a nice dose of rain on Monday.  Some late season Steelhead opportunities were capitalized on as well by our clients which is always neat to see at the beginning of July!  Warm water predators have been active, bite window has been varying but persistence has paid BIG dividends…




It’s fishing time in the U.P.!

June 26th, 2015 at 9:09 pm

What a great time of the fishing season here in the U.P., summer weather & so many different fishing options to choose from!  Some downright fantastic fishing weather lately with temps in the 70’s, great for fish & fisherman.  Trout fishing remains strong w good stream conditions- Cahills, Quills & Mahoganies have been hatching & Trout have been feeding readily on the surface.  The warm water species fishing scene has been very good as well- carp & predators are on the prowl….  Enjoy the nice weather & spend it knee deep!