Autumn in Michigan’s UP!

September 14th, 2020 at 12:32 pm

It is Fall now here in the UP, a bit of color on the trees as we are entering mid September. This is a fantastic time to be here, many different opportunities for the angler exist. Pacific Salmon have been on the move as water temps have been dropping, this is a great time to chase the highest quality salmon of the fall. Smallmouth fishing has been slowing down with the onset of cooler weather. Muskie fishing has been pretty good with some large fish being aggressive. Congrats to our guests on some remarkable fish, well earned!

Early fall fishing in the UP

August 31st, 2020 at 9:26 am

Early autumn is upon us it feels like, cooler days & persistent rains has the feeling of change in the air. Water temps have dropped from the summer highs and fish are beginning to act the part. Some fantastic fishing has been available lately for a variety of species. Mostly we have been targeting warm water species since the last report. Top water fishing has been quite solid over the last few weeks, poppers & ants bringing some exciting eats. A few dates remain for fall, please contact us for info. Some great fishing ahead of us!

UP Fly Fishing Report

July 31st, 2020 at 5:06 pm

This will go down as one of the hottest summers ever recorded in the Upper Peninsula it feels like to me. Water temps are very high for this time of the year across the board regardless of the water body. The St Marys river has provided some great fish for our anglers this season, water temps are high there as well. Catch and release anglers should fight fish quickly and consider not fishing certain watersheds at this time until water temps drop a bit. Congrats to our recent guests, some fantastic fish & memories!

St Marys River fishing report

July 15th, 2020 at 5:19 pm

Downright hot weather across the UP region this summer has the St Marys river running at above normal water temps. A variety of aquatic insects and smelt are abundant. A mixed bag of Atlantic Salmon, Steelhead, resident Rainbow Trout, Lake Whitefish and Herring are available. High angling pressure has been the norm as of lately with all the tourists venturing north, please be courteous if you are not from the area & out on the river. Congrats to our guests on some fantastic recent fish!

Trout fishing Michigan’s UP

June 28th, 2020 at 4:07 pm

Trout fishing across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has been good. Some great hatches have had some good fish looking to the surface, currently rivers are higher from recent rainfall. Brown Drakes, Stoneflies and Mahogany’s have been on the menu as well as attractor patterns and streamers. Smallmouth Bass fishing has also been great, both top water & subsurface applications are producing. Some fantastic weather has been forecasted for this next week, enjoy the sunshine! Here are a few images from our recent guests, congrats on some great fish.

June fishing in Michigan’s UP

June 14th, 2020 at 10:34 am

It’s been an absolutely beautiful start to summer here in the UP, sunny warm weather and some good Trout fishing. Mostly ideal water flows have made for some great conditions this June, nice to experience for a change. Dry fly fishing for both Brook and Brown Trout has been good, mostly seeing Mahoganies to bring fish up. Streamer fishing as well as nymphing has also been productive when fish are not actively rising. Congrats to our guests on some fun experiences, thank you!

Transition to Summertime

May 29th, 2020 at 3:25 pm

Fast forward to summer as we have been blessed with some fantastic weather for May fishing here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Pretty ideal water conditions & stellar weather has made it fantastic to spend time outdoors here lately! Steelhead fishing is all wrapped up as we had a fantastic run of fish this spring. Resident Trout fishing has been pretty good as well, some good dry fly fishing at times as well as subsurface eats. A cool off right now as we get back to more seasonable temps is under way. This should stabilize water temps and keep the fishing on schedule.

Cold Snap

May 11th, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Burr, it’s been an unseasonably cold start to May to say the least. Water temps are much below average due to the downright frigid temps we have been experiencing across the UP region. Water levels have dropped on many rivers from spring flows and some Steelhead are still available. Most fish at this point are dropback fish, as they make their way back to the Great Lakes. A few Blue Winged Olives have been flying around on the sunny days briefly, but that is about all for insect activity so far. A nice warm up is forecasted in a few days, that should bump up water temps and get resident Trout a bit more active. Near shore Great Lakes fishing has been good, but recent high winds has limited opportunities. Fishing has been good for a mixed bag of species weather permitting.



Trout Opening Day in the UP

April 28th, 2020 at 4:50 pm

An interesting spring to say the least, lots of personal fishing time which is something that isn’t to normal this time of the year normally. It has been wonderful to get out fishing with family so much when the fishing is good. Finally back to normal temps after a prolonged period of unseasonable cold. Steelhead fishing remains good with many fish done spawning at this point. Limited Trout fishing is available across the regions, many areas still are covered in snow/ice. Be courteous, remember everyone is navigating through a challenging time right now.

Stay Safe!

April 8th, 2020 at 3:21 pm

Spring is here in the UP as the snow is quickly melting, a transition that every Yooper enjoys! Some Steelhead fishing opportunities exist across the region currently. Although some good fishing is available it is your duty to rest if society to stay put for the time being.  This is a time to fish local & so your part to confine this disaster we are currently experiencing.  Fishing only with immediate household family members is acceptable, anything else is careless & unjustified.  All guides trips are “on hold” until government decides it is safe. I have attached a video that I would like to share for all of the guides across the US.  None of us are in this industry for financial reasons & we greatly appreciate the continued support of our customers. It’s going to be a challenging time for all of us, a genuine thank you to all of the wonderful people who fish with me. I miss you all….

Just be cool & abide….

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