Happy Holidays

December 25th, 2010

Ho Ho Ho-Merry Christmas from the Upper Peninsula!  Such a wonderful time of the year to spend time with family & friends-we hope that everyone enjoys this beautiful holiday season.  A heartfelt thanks to all our friends who has supported Riversnorth over the years & we look forward to many more memories over the years :)


Bah Humbug!

December 17th, 2010

Right now open water fishing conditions are about as tough as it can get, probably the coldest & most ice I have ever seen for this time of the year.  It has been downright nasty with snow & cold, the last few days have provided for a much needed break with air temps hitting the upper 20’s which has felt warm!  Steelhead & Trout are present with good presentations getting some opportunities for the angler willing to venture out on the river.  The real battle once you are lucky enough to hook a fish is actually getting it to the net, shelf ice & ice flows give the fish plenty of advantage to win.  The forecast is calling for a warm up, ill beleive it when i see the thermometer actually rising :)

Is it almost Spring yet?  Buy a gift certificate & lets go fishing!


To Cold for Comfort

December 7th, 2010

Whew, much to early in the Winter to deal with this cold blast.  To say that it has been hard to motivate to go out and brave the elements lately is a bit of an understatement, daytime highs right in the teens.  Lots of anglers are already hitting the ice fishing scene up here, i have heard there is upwards of 4 inches on some interior U.P. lakes.  Rivers are in good shape water wise, temps in the mid 30’s.

A new blog – The Laughing Whitefish was started this past week, stop by and visit from time to time.  Blog is about life in the Upper Peninsula from a fly fishing guide & outdoor enthusiasts point of view.  During the Winter months I will be posting lots of info as days on the river become more limited this time of the year.

Show your U.P. pride and help support an independent Michigan small business, send (riversnorth@yahoo.com) us your mailing address and we would be more than happy to send you a couple of our new stickers!  Guaranteed to provide positive trout karma and overall luck in all your piscatorial pursuits!