Trout fishing in the U.P.

May 30th, 2015

Rain & lots of it…. That is the current news here in the world of fly fishing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Rivers are so full of water right now it resembles the peak of spring runoff, not so good for this time of the fishing season.  Prior to the rains Trout fishing was pretty good w a variety of insects hatching- Sulphurs, BWO’s, Caddis for the most part.  A few Steelhead are still avail in areas & warm water predators are starting to eat.  Hoping our rains subside!




Overwhelming Opportunity

May 17th, 2015

This is the time of the fishing season here in the UP when one must make important choices, choices as to where to spend the day fishing… Ideal water temps for many different species across the Upper Peninsula region offers good opportunity for cold water species in many different water types.  Some Steelhead are still available for those still interested and resident Brook & Brown Trout are more active w rising water temps.  Some dry fly opps are avail on a day to day basis w Blue Winged Olives, Stoneflies & Caddis flying about-a right place at the right time scenario.  Great Lakes have been offering up some great fishing as well, find the baitfish & find the gamefish…

Join our friend Jerry Darkes of Scott Fly Rods, Scientific Anglers, Ross Reels, Abel Reels & many other fine companies here in Marquette on May 30 at 10:00 am at Downwind Sports.  Jerry is author of Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans– An anglers Guide to Locating & catching fish in the Great Lakes.  He will be hosting “Great Lakes Day” @ Downwind, please attend this fun event to demo the finest in fly fishing gear & pick the brain of one of the Great Lakes regions fishiest anglers!





Dropback Steelhead Love

May 11th, 2015

A great time of the fishing season here in the U.P. as many opportunities abound.  Steelhead are available, but numbers have decreased as a quite a few fish have found their way back to the Great Lakes.  It has been a good spring Steelhead season, many thanks to our guests & congrats on some spectacular fish! Water levels seasonably normal currently and temps are running in the mid 40’s to mid 50’s.





Spring fishing in the U.P.

May 2nd, 2015

Fly fishing opportunities here in the Upper Peninsula this time of the fishing season are good.  Currently there are still Steelhead available across the U.P. region in most rivers.  Many fish have wrapped their spawning & have begun the voyage back to the lake.  Some rain would be nice as stream levels are beginning to drop into a lower stage.  BWO’s, a variety of Stoneflies & some caddis have been active, a few resident Trout have been active as well.  Congrats to our clients as of lately on some wonderful fish!