RIVERS NORTH UPPER PENINSULA FISHING REPORT!

Winter?

December 19th, 2023

It’s been quite a strange start to winter here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, more rain than snow at this point! Rivers remain pretty much ice free for the most part and Great Lakes fishing opportunities are pretty good. River levels have been pretty low over the last few weeks but recent rains have brought them up a touch. Steelhead and and some beautiful Lake Run Brown Trout are available.

The extended season due to the warm weather on the Great Lakes has provided for some excellent Lake Trout fishing which has been a lot of fun. Usually by now the boat is winterized but not this season! Some Steelheand and Coho have also been caught on the big water for a nice variety of species during the outings.

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Fall fading to winter

November 17th, 2023

Late Fall is upon us here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we had been experiencing some cooler temps but this past few days has been unseasonably warm. Some great Steelhead have been caught by our guests recently which has been exciting. Also some beautiful resident Trout and Lake Superior fishing has been available.
It really has been some diverse fishing here the past few weeks, a great time to visit our region! Many thanks to our recent guests, it’s really been a special fall, lots of new discoveries in familiar places for us, thanks for being part of some remarkable days!

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Fall Steelhead in Michigan’s UP

October 23rd, 2023

It’s been some great fishing as of lately here across the Upper Peninsula region. Our first Fall Steelhead of the season are available, always some of our favorite fish to chase. Some remarkable Coho Salmon have been around this Fall, the largest we have ever seen here in the UP! A great sign of healthy Great Lakes with strong baitfish populations. Rivers are very low right now, it’s been super dry since Summer. Some relief is in the forecast as heavy rains are predicted for rest of this week. This should bring in more Steelhead with a bump in water levels.

A great time to get some fishing in before the white stuff flies and winter beings! Give us a shout to reserve a date, thanks for all the support & congrats to all our recent guests on some great fish!

Autumn fishing I Michigan’s U.P.

September 30th, 2023

Fall fishing is going strong across the Upper Peninsula region. A nice variety of fishing is available for both cold & warm water species. Some Chinook and Coho Salmon have entered our streams and surf casting/shoreline opportunities are also available. Water levels are very low pretty much everywhere right now, a bit of rain fell today which should help a bit. More hot weather on the way but then late in the week a big cold front is scheduled to show up. This should fast forward our fall fishing.
Some good Brook and Brown Trout fishing has also been available recently, the fish are colored up on their beautiful spawning colors this time of the season.
Many thanks to all our recent guests, we appreciate you fishing with Riversnorth! Contact us to get in some fishing here this fall, dates are available & some great fishing is ahead of us!

Summer fishing fading fast

September 6th, 2023

Early autumn is setting in here across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We had some downright hot weather over the holiday weekend but now a cold front is dropping in which will reset our conditions. Brook Trout are really beginning to color up & Salmon runs are going to fire up here very soon. It’s been some great Muskie and Smallmouth Bass fishing recently, both topwater and subsurface presentations have been productive.
Water levels are on the low side in most places which seems pretty typical for this time of the year, we should be seeing some fall rains soon which should bring levels up.

Congrats to our recent guest on some great fish! Contact us to get in some fall fishing before it’s too late!

August fishing in the U.P.

August 15th, 2023

Mid to late July & early Aug saw some fantastic fishing opportunities here across the upper peninsula region. Beautiful cool weather has been present most of our summer. However low water levels are present on most of our streams right now. The St Marys River saw some high quality fishing for Atlantics Salmon & resident Rainbow Trout over the past few weeks. Some trophy class fish made it to the net for our guests on a variety of techniques. Water temps have bumped in the St Marys & fishing is still producing a few nice fish.
Smallmouth Bass and Muskie fishing has been good as well, topwater and subsurface presentations have been great. Cloudy/overcast days have been much better than the sunny high pressure days.

Small spring creeks have also been fishing well for resident Brook and Brown Trout. A great summer for the Trout angler with the nice cool temps.

Trips are available, contact us for availability. Let’s get out fishing before it’s too late this season! Thanks for all the support & congrats to all our recent guests!

U.P. of Michigan Guided Fishing

July 19th, 2023

Mid July is here & it’s a wonderful time to be here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Some fantastic fishing opportunities here the past few weeks for variety of species. It’s been a fairly cool summer so far, a couple heat waves but for the most part I’d say we are experiencing a pretty normal summer season. Still some good insect activity in some parts of the UP with good amounts of Hex May flies on select streams. The St Marys River has provided some good fishing opportunities for Atlantic Salmon, resident Rainbow Trout and Whitefish. Some remarkable Atlantics have been taken by our guests so far, congratulations on many personal bests!

Smallmouth Bass and Muskie fishing has also been very good. Topwater options have proven to be highly effective this summer so far. It’s been nice to be mixing up the different options of fishing across the Upper Peninsula.

Guided mid summer flyfishing in the U.P.

July 7th, 2023

Some high quality Fishing opportunities are available across the Upper Peninsula region right now. It’s mid summer here and it’s a beautiful time of the season to visit. Atlantic salmon, steelhead and resident rainbow trout have been available on the Saint Mary’s river. Fishing pressure has been high on the Saint Mary’s so be courteous to other anglers. Resident Brook and brown trout fishing has been very good on the smaller Spring Creek‘s across our region. Attractor patterns and small streamers have been productive all day long. Some streams have been seeing Brown drakes as well as hex mayflies. The hatches are only on selected streams, not all of our rivers get these bugs. Smallmouth bass, fishing has also been outstanding, ideal, water, temperatures, and river levels on some streams/lakes have these water bodies fishing great.
Congrats to all our guests on some remarkable fish, make your reservation today to get in on the fun!


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Mid June U.P. Fishing Report

June 22nd, 2023

June has been a fantastic fishing month here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula! Resident Brown and Brook Trout fishing has been very productive with some truly remarkable sized Trout available this season. Some high quality dry fly fishing, nymphing and streamer has produced some great fish as of lately.

We have experienced some very dry conditions this summer & overall water conditions have been low. A couple heat waves have created some warm water conditions but bounce back cold fronts have put water temps back into the normal range after these unseasonable temperatures. Always use precautions when fishing Trout in hot weather conditions, find alternative places to fish if stream levels are too hot.

Also warm water species fishing has been great. Smallmouth Bass have been very active & some killer opps are available. Pike & Muskie have also been on the feed, both top water & subsurface have been producing.

It’s just a great time to visit the UP, so many options of unique fishing available here in our region. A big thank you to our recent guest’s & congratulations on some stellar fish!

Trout season in the U.P.

June 1st, 2023

It’s been some great weather here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as of lately, a great start to a fun time of the season to be Trout fishing! Some good dry fly fishing has been available with Caddis & Mahogany’s making up the majority of the menu. Some very nice sized fish have been available this season, great to see a healthy population of both Brook Trout and Brown Trout. Streamer fishing and nymphing has also been productive when the fish are not rising. Mosquitoes have also made an appearance, quite possibly the most I’ve ever seen in my life!
Near shore fishing on Lake Superior has also been fantastic. Some of the best Coho fishing I’ve ever seen during the spring time. Seems like a very healthy population of Coho Salmon right now. Rivermouths, shoreline structure and first breaks have been holding fish. Anywhere that has food you will find fish. Lots of fun to fish the big open water when conditions are right.

Many thanks to all our recent guests , congrats on some great fish!