U.P. Spring Fishing

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!




Back to winter in the U.P.

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..?



Early Steelhead fishing in the U.P.

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..image1-46

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.