U.P. Mid summer fishing report

August 6th, 2018 at 4:33 pm

Summer keeps rolling on here in the UP and the warm days continue. It has definitely been one of the hottest summers on record.  Some well needed rains have blessed us recently, drought conditions were present prior to this in many areas of our region. On the St Marys River Atlantic Salmon are available, mid summer conditions exist. Inland Trout fishing has been slow on most streams other than spring fed creeks. Congrats to our guests on some downright fish on a lifetime recently!

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Mid Summer fishing in Upper Michigan

July 22nd, 2018 at 4:04 pm

It’s the heart of summer here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and fly fishing opportunities are available across the board.  It’s has been a hotter/dryer than normal summer so water temps are up.  On the St Marys river Atlantic Salmon fishing has been fair, higher than normal angling pressure exists so please be courteous on the river. Some nice fish are available, but warming water temps have made fishing challenging at times. Congrats to our guests on some magnificent fish!

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St Marys River & UP fishing report

July 11th, 2018 at 5:19 pm

Our warm summer continues & water temps continue to climb across the UP region.  Many areas stream temps are getting quite high to target resident trout.  Atlantic Salmon, Steelhead & resident Rainbow Trout are available on the St Marys river currently. Fishing has been variable but some high quality fish have been taken. High sun seems to be the norm this season w all the warm days.

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Summer Daze

June 22nd, 2018 at 7:48 pm

Wow, a big time rain event has left lots of the UP a mess. Our friends in Copper Country are under a state of emergency as many roads & lots of infrastructure has been devastated. Other parts of the UP received big rains also, but minimal damage from the flooding. Previously to the rain some great Trout fishing was underway with lots of strong hatches. It is going to be quite a while till streams drop into shape, so other fishing options are available!

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Heat Wave

May 31st, 2018 at 8:28 pm

Sure feels like Summertime here in the UP, 80 degree days have been the norm lately.  Hot weather has the Brook & Brown Trout fishing going well. Some good bug activity has had some nice fish working for this time of the season. Still a few Steelhead around which have provided some fun days for our guests. Resent much needed rains have brought water levels up some, now they are starting to recede & drop back into nice shape.

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Spring is here

May 14th, 2018 at 2:29 pm

Finally it feels like spring is upon us here in the UP! Some good Steelhead fishing opps are available across the region. Some remarkable fish have been landed by our guests lately, big congrats!  Still lots of ice out on Lake Superior which is amazing, seems like it isn’t going anywhere & could be here for quite a while. Some Stoneflies have been hatching on the warm sunny days, a few nice Trout have been sporadically rising.

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Spring fishing in the UP

May 2nd, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Latest spring ever, that could pretty much sum up this entire fishing report. Fishing is far behind schedule as our snowpack has pretty much just left us and there still is ice on our lakes. Lake Superior still has a good amount of ice on it as well, probably going to be out there for quite some time!

Some Steelhead are available, high water flows are making for some challenging conditions most places. There should be Steelhead around for quite a while this year with all this late melt. Once streams drop look for Trout fishing to get going as well.

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Still Winter

April 3rd, 2018 at 10:47 am

Currently we are still deep in winter mode here across the Upper Peninsula region, I sure wish some warmer weather would head our way. Very minimal meltoff has occurred & the Great Lakes have a large amount of ice coverage. Some Steelhead are available, covering water has been key. Virtually no new spring Steelehad have shown up yet, all holdover fish at this point still. Eventually spring will come!

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November 20th, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Early winter at this point of the game, regardless some excellent opportunities still exist! Some on Friday bumped up water levels which is nice to see for this time of the year. Some big quality Steelhead and Brown Trout are present, congrats to our guests on some recent trophies!

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Early Winter is here

November 1st, 2017 at 2:42 pm

High water & first snows accross the U.P. region here lately. Some of the highest water levels in our streams that I have ever seen for this time of this fishing season. Regardless some very high quality Steelhead and Brown Trout are available. Starting to feel like early winter..

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