RIVERS NORTH UPPER PENINSULA FISHING REPORT!

Early Fall U.P. Fishing

September 16th, 2022

A wide variety of fishing options exist here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula right now, a beautiful time of the year to visit our region. We have been blessed with some fantastic weather lately, consistent rains have kept our rivers in pretty good fishing condition for the past month.

Resident Brook and Brown Trout, Chinook Salmon, Coho salmon, Pinks, Smallmouth and Muskie have been our focus. Some absolutely fantastic fishing opportunities have been present lately. Our guests have came through and put some absolutely trophy class fish and the net!

August UP fly fishing guides

August 10th, 2022

It is the heart of summer here michigan’s upper Peninsula. This is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit our region, many different Fly Fishing opportunities are available as well as some of our most beautiful weather. A nice shot of rain blessed us over this past weekend, we were in dire need of some precipitation and it came at the right time. Some rivers are higher than normal at this point but should drop to normal water levels pretty quickly here. Many thanks to our guests on the St. Mary’s River this summer, some fantastic Atlantic salmon and resident trout have been brought to the boat. Across the central upper Peninsula resident brook trout fishing has been pretty good, dry fly attractor patterns have been very productive. Get out & enjoy summer!

Fly fishing the UP in July

July 20th, 2022

So far this summer we have been experiencing colder than normal temperatures, seems to be a trend that just doesn’t wanna let go. We are currently under some lower than normal water levels across much of our region, some rainfall is in the forecast which will help our streams get back to more of a normal level for this time of year.

The St. Mary’s River has been producing some very nice sized Atlantic salmon this fishing season, the fish seem to be a bit bigger than normal which is outstanding. Water temperatures are still below normal for this time of year on the St. Mary’s River, I read that this is the coldest lake superior has been since the mid 90s at this time frame of the summer. If you are visiting the area & bringing your own boat, please be courteous of other anglers. This season the terrible etiquette I have been witnessing on the river has been disgusting. Remember, you’re not the only one on the river, if a spot is taken move along & don’t use your spot lock anchor in an area where people rotate through. I don’t make the rules, but apparently a lot of people need a refresher course on courtesy.

Our inland trout fishing has been producing some nice fish as well, resident Brooke and brown trout have been actively feeding on a variety of insects. not much going on for hatches on many rivers, so fishing an attractor pattern has been the most effective technique. Warm water species such as smallmouth bass, northern pike and musky have been active as well, most of our focus has been on Coldwater species this point of the season but that will change soon.

Many thanks to our recent customers, it was our pleasure to host you here in the upper peninsula and we look forward to fishing with you again! Congrats on some fantastic fish to the net as well, thank you!

Sweet summertime fishing in the UP!

July 5th, 2022

We are entering into the heart of summertime here in the UP, a great place to spend some time with a fishing rod in your hand! Lately we’ve been experiencing some cooler temps than normal, seems to be a trend this year. We have had some fantastic fishing with good overall water conditions. Trout fishing has been quite productive with some great brook trout and brown trout to the net. St. Mary’s River has been running a lot cooler than normal with the water temperatures, Fishing Is a bit behind schedule at this point. Congrats to all our recent guests on some spectacular fish, we appreciate you spending your vacation days with us!

June U.P. fishing report

June 13th, 2022

So far June has been offering some great fishing opportunities! Water levels have been ideal and water temperatures have followed suit, a nice combination for some good fishing. some quality dry fly fishing has been available most days recently, evenings have been producing some nice hatches when conditions are right. A variety of insects have been bringing resident Brook and brown trout to the surface, nymph fishing and streamer fishing has also been productive when the dry fly fishing has not been happening happening. it’s been wonderful to spend some great days on the water with our recent guests, thank you very much for spending time with us!

Come fish the U.P.!

May 24th, 2022

Some beautiful days recently here across the upper peninsula! it’s a beautiful time of the year to be fishing here, many different options for the Angler currently. River levels are mostly high right now, we have had very regular rains which has caused higher than normal water levels. looking at the weeklong forecast it appears we are supposed to get even more rain, which is not very ideal for this time of the year for trout fishing. some pretty good dry fly fishing opportunities have been available, a variety of insects including blue winged olives & Caddis have been bringing some nice trout to the surface. Some steelhead are also available, it’s been a wonderful spring run of fish. Walleye and pike fishing has also been productive, ideal water temperatures has made for some productive days. Congrats to all our recent guests, thank you very much for your support!

Spring steelhead season in the UP!

May 11th, 2022

It’s been some great fishing here in the upper peninsula. Steelhead fishing has been very good this spring with water flows finally beginning to recede. Currently we have some unseasonably warm weather and this should fire up our trout fishing. Look for dry fly fishing to begin here soon with warming water temps. We should see some insect emergences here in the near future that will have our resident brook trout and brown trout looking up. many thanks to our fantastic customers this spring, congrats on some exceptional fish!
Open Dates are available for a variety of Fly Fishing outings, please contact us for information to book your adventure here in Michigan’s upper Peninsula!

It’s fishing season!

April 20th, 2022

Fishing season is underway here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! It finally feels like Spring up here, plenty of snow around still but fishing is available. Steelhead are available in varying numbers depending upon the river. Some streams are very high at this point and others are at a more manageable level. There is more meltoff to happen, so streams should bump up in water flows again ice we get another rainfall. It feels great to be fishing, contact us for available dates!

Also pictured below are some images from the last month of fishing in Florida. We have been in the works of developing an off season fishing program down there & this season was nothing short of fantastic. So much different & exciting from the freshwater trips we offer, contact us w questions & availability for our 2023 FL adventure! Affordable outings for some very unique species in a beautiful beach atmosphere.

Late season opps

December 28th, 2021

Ideal temps for fishing have been present, a great opportunity for some late season fishing here in the UP. Our snow levels are quite low from the melt off of the big storm, not much to speak of for snow on the ground right now. Waters levels jumped from the recent melt & brought in a few new fish. Steelhead and Lake Run Brown Trout are present in many rivers across the region, new arrivals as well as fish that have been around for a while. It’s been an interesting year, a very large thank you to all of our 2021 guests. Some fantastic fish & wonderful memories, thank you for making it a year to remember!

Early Winter fishing in the U.P.

November 22nd, 2021

Temps are falling across the Upper Peninsula region as Winter begins to tighten it’s grip. We did enjoy a bit of a bump in water levels which brought in some new Steelhead that provided some fantastic fishing opportunities. Water levels are now dropping back to low flow conditions as temps are dropping daily. Not much to speak of for snow yet really, hoping this winter sees some big dumps as our lakes really need the water. We have been in a perpetual drought since last year, we really need to get out of this trend and into more precipitation. Many thanks to our recent guests, it’s been fun with the hot steelhead!