June 11, 2015

DRAKES ARE HERE!

Almost right on schedule for Boyne country, brown drakes have started on the northern waters.  I had the opportunity to fish with a buddy down on the Au Sable this week as the drakes have started to slow down a bit down there, however the Upper Manistee, Jordan, and Pigeon are all seeing bugs.  The Upper Man has drakes almost system wide at this point, but the CCC area has good reports.  The Jordan & Pigeon have just started, the Maple should be right on schedule as well, so look for this weekend to have some good emergences... and next week to crank out the bugs with potential for some serious spinner flights with the hot forecasted temperatures.  Make sure to stay a little later on the warmer days to make sure you don't miss anything.

For the guys fishing in the afternoon and evenings, but clearing the river by dark... Borchers, mahoganies, and sulphurs are all in the mix right now.  Stones are a serious piece of the puzzle right now on the Jordan, so don't forget your stimulators in #14/16.  Some Isos here and there, but will continue to get stronger as we move forward.  Plenty of brook trout and small brown trout action in the later afternoon hours on emergers and stones.  Prospecting in the morning and midday with wet skunks, buggers, or small nymphs seems to be a ticket as well.

Waugoshance is going strong!  Carp and smallies are around in good numbers, and should continue to remain that way for the forseeable future.  Don't wait though, you definitely don't want to miss freshwater flats fishing at its best.  June is the best month for Wilderness, so let us know if you want to head up to the straits!

We have guides available for everything right now - trout...smallies...carp.... so give us a call and get out on the water!

Cheers~

Ethan