April 26th, 2013

Seems as if spring has finally sprung here in the Upper Peninsula, the long term forecast looks nothing short of fantastic-this weekend temps may hit mid 60’s!  The warmer weather has snow melting and rivers are running at spring levels with high water.  Most rivers are up and carrying at good deal of color with a water temp in the mid 30’s.  Best of luck to all anglers heading out for tomorrows opening day festivities on the trout streams!

Warmer Days

April 18th, 2013

Spring is creeping in here across the U.P., the snowbanks are slowly becoming smaller as our warmer days have been a pleasant change of pace.  There is still a TON of snow in the forest and it is going to be quite a long time till all of this is gone.  This should provide for some large runoff for an extended period of time. Rivers range from low to quite big at this point of game, Steelhead numbers range quite widely depending. Seems as if the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter, welcome spring!

Make sure to visit Downwind Sports in Marquette, now providing a fine selection of fly fishing gear to the community.  Riversnorth will be working with Downwind, providing clinics & seminars about the finer points of fly fishing with personal instruction available.

Truly local owned companies with over 50 years of experience working together, stop in Downwind & check it out!  Good people that provide the finest in outdoor recreation equipment!

A slow melt

April 7th, 2013

Plenty of snow up here still if anyone is interested in this stuff!  It has been a very slow melt happening over the course of this past week around the U.P.. Some rivers are up a bit, but water temps are still extremely cold & low for the most part. A few Spring run Steelhead are around, but I would rate overall numbers at low currently.  Resident Trout have been becoming more active with the somewhat nicer weather.  Please take a moment and visit The Greater Lake Superior Foundations website, they have an ongoing project on Coaster Brook Trout rehab on Lake Superior.  Contact them to purchase the sticker below and help support a great cause!