Casting da Fly in Michigan’s U.P.

June 26th, 2014

Finally some nice weather here in the Upper Peninsula, never take a day of summer time like temps for granted! Trout fishing has been good lately with a nice variety of fly fishing opportunities available in the U.P.. BWO’s, midges, sulphurs, drakes, cahills, & quills have some nice fish rising for the dry fly fishing enthusiast. A wide variety of other fish such as warmwater species and Steelhead are also available for those interested, a unique year of fishing so far here in the U.P. that is for sure.






Summer Troutn’ in da U.P.

June 18th, 2014

Summer Trout fishing is going strong here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Some pretty good dry fly fishing has been available as of lately w a variety of insects bringing Brook and Brown Trout to the top to feed.  Mahoganies, Quills, Caddis & Drakes have been hatching some days better than others-seems very much like a day to day emergence right now.  Stream levels are pretty normal for this time of the season and Trout opportunities should be good for quite a while.  Don’t forget your bug repellant when heading outside, it will be a short outing otherwise w this years crop of mosquitoes :)






Summer Fishing is Alive

June 9th, 2014

Mosquito season is here in the U.P., seems as if every single one is hungry too!  Currently water levels are dropping a bit here in the Upper Peninsula as we endured another round of storms the brought stream levels higher than normal.  Every time rivers get in good shape, another dose of water brings them above normal it seems as of late.  Some dry fly fishing has been available as Sulphurs, Mahoganies, Caddis & BWO’s are bringing some fish up.  I would definitely say we are behind normal in the hatch progression department as of right now.  This was the first time in my fishing career to target Steelhead in June, some nice fish were available this past week.  Congrats to all our anglers on an excellent week of some great fish!

image 2photo-35

Fishing Da U.P.!

June 2nd, 2014

Truly a unique year for fishing here in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, icebergs still in Lake Superior & a variety of fishing opportunities that I have never seen in June.  Trout fishing is available throughout the U.P. region & some days have been quite productive.  Dry fly fishing is kind of spotty, but daily opportunities exist.  Caddis, BWO’s, Stoneflies, Sulphurs and Mahoganies have been hatching. Steelhead are available in various streams for those who are interested.  Some streams are getting higher once again from recent rains and water temps range from upper 50’s to mid 60’s.