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 :)





Early fall fishing in the U.P.

September 26th, 2016 at 11:28 am

Lots of rain lately here in the Upper Peninsula, most streams have dropped but they were as high as they get for this time of the fishing season!  The onset of autumn is upon us, a few colors on the leaves in certain areas right now.  Great Lakes water temps are still unseasonably warm from our extra toasty summer, Salmon numbers range widely but mostly low right now.  The fall behavior for Musky and Pike is beginning, some fantastic moments have had our guests riding a high level of stoke. Congrats to them on some great fish!




Trout and Smallmouth Bass in the U.P.

September 1st, 2016 at 9:31 pm

More beautiful weather here across the Upper Peninsula over the last few weeks for fishing. Smallmouth Bass fishing has been fair to good, cloudy days have been much more productive. Some nice rains have blessed us w higher water levels which has had fish feeding readily. A variety of insects have been present lately, flying ants & BWO’s primarily. Some spring creeks have also been productive for resident Brook & Brown Trout, both dry flies & streamers have caught fish.





Hot fishing in the U.P.!

August 17th, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Whew, an unbelievable hot summer here in the U.P!  Everyday seems to be in the low 80’s & lots of sun, not a normal upper peninsula summer by any means.  Water temps are higher than normal due to this nice weather, use proper precautions when fishing certain areas for all species.  Fly fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike & Muskies has been productive, some days better than others which is normal.  Atlantic Salmon on the St.Marys River has been slower, warmer water has most fish fairly lethargic.  Congrats to our guests on some fantastic fish, thank you!





Come fly fish the u.p. with us!

August 4th, 2016 at 5:26 pm

Sweet summertime here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a fine place to call home or to take a vacation!  A warm summer is upon us by Yooper standards, not to normal to have so many days in the upper 80’s up here.  Water temps are high across the board, picking your days & your spots are key to a successful outing.  The St.Marys river has provided our guests with some magnificent fish this season, nice to see such ample baitfish numbers in this river system when rest of the Great Lakes are in dire straights.  Warmwater fly fishing opps are also available & some very nice fish have been active to eat at times.






July 21st, 2016 at 6:15 pm

What a great summer we have having here in the Upper Peninsula, downright hot & wonderful!  Some nice rain storms have kept new water coming into the rivers which is very needed during these heat waves.  Spring influenced Trout streams are still fishing, but be sure to take water temps on streams that tend to run warmer this time of the season.  On the St Marys river Atlantic Salmon are present & so are the largest amount of smelt i’ve ever witnessed.  Smelt numbers are thinning quickly with the warming water as they migrate to deeper areas, but ti was very neat to see such an abundance of baitfish.  Along w the Atlantics a fair amount of Pacific Salmon (Kings & Coho) were taking advantage of this smelt bonanza!