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..




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!