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.