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…
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!
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…
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…!!
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!
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…
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!
Finally the rains have subsided & water levels are back to a more normal state here in the Upper Peninsula. Trout fishing has been pretty good for Brook & Brown Trout, fish have been rising to a variety of insects including Brown Drakes, Mahoganies, large Stoneflies, & Caddis. Streamers have also been producing some nice nice from time to time in favorable conditions. Congrats to our guests again this week, pictured below is a true U.P. trophy Brown Trout, which took a well presented dry fly! Don’t forget to pack the Deet, it will be a short day if you do….
It is Trout season here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the mosquitoes are out in force & it feels like summer time. Our higher than normal water conditions persist as rains keep coming & coming. Looks like this trend is going to continue for the near future as forecast keeps calling for rains every few days. Regardless we have been finding some active Brook & Brown Trout, some fish have been rising while other caught subsurface. BWO’s, Caddis, Sulphurs, & Brown Drakes have been hatching on a daily basis, some days more than others. The warm water predator scene continues to produce, even the walleyes have wanted a well presented fly. Congrats to our anglers, another great week of fishing here in the U.P.!
I was lucky enough to watch a mother moose & her two newborns the other day for quite some time. A neat experience as moose are pretty elusive here, check out this picture below :)
Rain & lots of it…. That is the current news here in the world of fly fishing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Rivers are so full of water right now it resembles the peak of spring runoff, not so good for this time of the fishing season. Prior to the rains Trout fishing was pretty good w a variety of insects hatching- Sulphurs, BWO’s, Caddis for the most part. A few Steelhead are still avail in areas & warm water predators are starting to eat. Hoping our rains subside!