Summer fly fishing in the U.P.

June 19th, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Well, as of lately water levels have been extremely high for this time period of the fishing season.   Some Trout fishing opportunities do exist, but most of our rivers are running on the extreme high side of things. Adjusting to conditions is a critical part of fishing, with so many options here in the upper peninsula region we are never at a loss.  Congrats to our guests on some absolutely fantastic fish as of recently!







Summer fly fishing in the Upper Peninsula

June 5th, 2017 at 10:10 pm

It’s finally starting to feel a lot like summer here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  It was a fast start to spring but cold temperatures have had us a little bit behind schedule as of lately with our fishing across the board.  We have been seeing some insect activity that has been bringing some nice trout to the surface for some feeding as of lately. The dry fly fishing has been a bit day today as hatches seem to be sporadic with the fluctuating temperatures.   Regardless it is nice to see trout sipping off the surface for their meal, a pleasant sight after fishing subsurface for so long.  Great Lakes fishing has also provided some excellent opportunities for our guests, a variety of species have been active which provides some exciting opportunities.


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Spring is here in the U.P..

May 14th, 2017 at 12:46 pm
  1. A nice variety of fishing exists right now across the Upper Peninsula region.    Brook Trout have started becoming more active with the warming water temperatures, near shore Great Lakes fishing as provided some fun and some steelhead are still available in the rivers. Water levels have dropped considerably and are still remaining cool with our colder temperatures we have been experiencing.    Some decent insect activity has been happening during some daytime hours, Hendrickson’s as well as Caddis have been bringing some trout to the surface.  Being at the right place at the right time has been key to success!





Steelhead fishing in the U.P.

May 1st, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Steelhead fishing has been productive recently, also a few resident Brook & Brown Trout are becoming active.  Heavy rains & cold weather have our streams up/cold for the most part across the Upper Peninsula.  Many Steelhead have already spawned at this point but have remained in the rivers due to the higher water conditions.  More rain today will further increase water flows and in some areas rivers are near flood stage.  Congrats to our recent guests on some great fish, nice work!





It’s fishing season in the U.P.!

April 17th, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Fishing season is underway here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula!  Steelhead continue to migrate into our streams from our surroudning Great Lakes.  Near shore fishing for coldwater species on the Great Lakes has also begun, high winds have made for some challenging conditions though.  Look for Steelhead fishing to continue to provide as more fish migrate.



Wintertime in the U.P.

February 6th, 2017 at 4:13 pm

It’s the heart of winter here in the Upper Peninsula, not much for open water fishing opps! Many parts of the U.P. region are behind in snowfall, I ma hoping this changes in the near future. Some recent nice weather opened up some fishing, some nice Steelhead and Lake run Browns are available. Check out our new Riversnorth gear below, please contact us to order your 15 year anniversary logo hats ($15 shipped), hoodies ($40 shipped) & sun tech long sleeve shirts ($35 shipped)!



December fishing in the U.P.

December 10th, 2016 at 5:04 pm

Weather is cold, going to get colder soon!  It is winter fishing at this point here in the U.P., be prepared.  Anglers lately have found some nice fish, not easy fishing but some nice rewards are available.  It has been a fantastic fall & congrats to our recent guests on some remarkable fish!




Late Fall Fishing in the U.P.

November 29th, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Fall is fading into winter here across the U.P., snowflakes in the air & some ice on the ponds.  Some good snows fell in areas, most has melted now but more in the near forecast.  Some good Steelhead opportunities exist in our Upper Peninsula region on both Lake Superior as well as Lake Michigan streams.  It has been a very good fall of fishing for Steelhead as water levels have been ideal.




U.P. Steelhead

November 1st, 2016 at 12:57 pm

So far it has been a very pleasant fall here in the Upper Peninsula, we sure haven’t received much for cold weather yet.  A nice variety of fishing options exist right now with some great fall Steelhead available.  These fish take a variety of patterns and are as exciting as it gets.  Fishing should continue to provide as long as the sub zero temps stay away, but we all know it’s just a matter of time!  Some new Riversnorth hats are available, these are our 15 year anniversary logo edition.  Please send us a message or call to order yours today=$17 shipped w an easy online Paypal payment. A big THANK YOU to everyone for all the support over the years, not a day goes by that we don’t realize your importance!  We will continue to strive in conserving our special fisheries here across the U.P. & vow protect these wild places.




It’s fall in the U.P.

October 17th, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Fall fishing is here across the Upper Peninsula region, our colors are peak in many areas & already gone in some.  Heavy rains today & tonight have rivers on the rise once again, this seems to be a theme this fall which is fine by me.  Our fall fishing has consisted of some nice early Steelhead, Coho Salmon and some very nice Musky.  Fall offers some great opportunties for such a fine variety of species, can’t really get sick of this to easily :)