Dry Fly Season

May 28th, 2010

Brown Drakes, Sulphurs, Caddis, Bwo’s, & Black Quills-just to name a few of the smorgasbord of bugs hatching right now.  The unseasonable warm weather has us about 2 weeks or so ahead of schedule on our emergence of insects.  Some excellent opportunities have been available as of lately for the dry fly enthusiasts.  Looks like weather is going to get back to normal after this weekend, so hopefully it keeps the fish looking up for their next meal!

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend-Thank a Veteran!

Global Warming

May 20th, 2010

High sun & downright arid-those are the only words I can think of the explain the weather as of lately here in the Upper Peninsula, feels more like July than May.  No rain all week has us back at very low water levels & warming water temps with the unseasonably warm temps.  Nonetheless the Trout fishing has been good-some strong insect activity has fish looking up.  Brook & Brown Trout have been taking full advantage of the insects on the surface & some quality opportunities are available.

Troutn in da Yoop-a family tradition…..

Magnum Sized

May 14th, 2010

Ideal conditions this week provided for some excellent opportunities across the Upper Peninsula for Trophy Trout.  Overcast skies, light rain & cool temps made for a a winning combination to get some absolutely beautiful Brook Trout to the net, as well as late season Steelhead.  Currently water temps are ranging from the mid 40’s to upper 50’s depending upon location.  Caddis & BWO’s have some fish looking up for the next meal-bug activity should increase as water temps warm this next week.

Nice, very nice!


May 10th, 2010

Finally some relief in the form of precipitation has made it to the U.P.- all be it snow, but that still helps our low water conditions!  About 4-6 inches of snow feel across the U.P. from Friday well into Saturday! Currently rivers have risen and from the looks of the forecast this wet/cool weather tend should continue for a bit.  Temps in the 50’s and rain is normal for this time of the season, not the 60-70 degree dry sunny weather we had been getting prior to this.  Resident Brook and Brown Trout fishing remains good as some fair emergences of BWO’s and Caddis have some fish looking up.  Water temps are in the mid 40’s to upper 50’s depending upon river.

Fly fishing in the U.P., ahhhhhhh-feels good!

Sun Tan Time

May 2nd, 2010

Whew, sure doesn’t feel much like the first week of May here in the Upper Peninsula-70 degree weather the past few days has it feeling more like June.  We did receive a small amount of rain in several areas across the U.P. which we have been waiting for dearly.  Some rivers saw increases in flows while others remain at low levels,  our water levels are at what i would consider mid June levels right now. Some dry fly activity is present with some significant BWO activity as well as a few Stoneflies.

Trout- the essence of the Upper Peninsula