RIVERS NORTH UPPER PENINSULA FISHING REPORT!

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!

Crispy mornings

November 4th, 2021

Finally things are feeling more seasonable here in the U.P., frosty mornings and even some snowfall across our region. Water temps have lowered as well, but are still warmer than average in our Great Lakes region. This past week fishing has really fired up in certain areas, ideal conditions created some fantastic opportunities. New arrival Steelhead are available and are a lot of fun. These fish are into a variety of different presentations which make this time period very unique. Congrats to our guests on some spectacular fish, it was great spending time with all of you!

A strange fall season

October 16th, 2021

It has been a very peculiar fall this year, early October saw daytime temps in the 70’s on a very regular basis. This is not normal by any means for our region, Great Lakes temps are well above normal due to this occurrence. Our drought has taken its toll as I have never seen water levels as low are they are for this time of the year. It’s not all gloomy though, some fantastic fish have made it to the net. A wide variety of fisheries have provided for some fun days, ranging from Salmon, resident Trout and Muskie. This years run of Chinook Salmon was remarkable for size, never in my lifetime have I seen fish so large. Many fish in the upper 20 lb to low 30 lb range were available. Very hard to keep ahold of & tested our anglers with extra long battles. A few Steelhead are also beginning to make their appearance. Neat to see such world class fish in our Great Lakes! Thanks to all our recent guests, we appreciate you fishing with us.

Easing into Autumn

September 29th, 2021

It’s been a slow transition from summer to fall here in the U.P., seems like the warm temps just don’t want to let go. Many days have seen temps in the 70’s still which is unseasonably warm for our region. Some fun fishing opportunities have been present, a wide variety of options are available. Many streams have been seeing descent migrations of Coho & Chinook Salmon, we sure could use some rain as water levels are as low as I can ever remember for this time of the year. Resident Trout fishing has been very good at times, prespawn fish have been active w ideal water temps. Some great Muskies have also been landed by our guests, remarkable size on many fish this year which is great to see. Thank you to all our customers, your support is greatly appreciated!

Fading Summer

August 31st, 2021

Some nice recent rains have rivers up a bit, a pleasant change from the low water conditions. Smallmouth Bass fishing has been great, both top water and streamer fishing has been very productive. Also some nice Muskies have been active, some exciting moments lately with them! Still a bit early for much Salmon fishing, but a few fish are present in rivers across the UP region. Resident Brook Trout fishing has been good at times, prior to the high water fishing was good. A big thank you to all of our recent guests, congrats & great work on some spectacular fish!