River Report - August 21, 2015
Here we are, already 3 weeks into August! It's hard to imagine that fall is already creeping around the corner. However don't let your mind wander there just quite yet! After two days of some cooler weather, and some much needed rain, the temperatures have jumped right back up into the mid 70's. It looks like this trend will continue right on into the beginning of September; summer isn't giving up just yet.
Day time fishing in the headwaters areas has continued to be good, with brookies eagerly taking flies. There has still been some good trico action in the mornings with fish feeding on them as well as terrestrials throughout the afternoons. Fishing different attractor patterns on the surface along with wet skunks and small flashy streamers sub-surface has also been productive.
The mousing action has continued to stay strong, as we have had some nice warm and dark nights over the last week. After another brief cool down early next week, we should be back to those warmer nights. It's definitely worth it to get out in the dark and get your mousing fix in before the focus turns to fall streamer fishing!
The salmon are starting to get moving out in the big lake. However we are still a couple weeks out from seeing them show up in our river systems. They will be here soon enough so get out and enjoy the late summer weather and beat up on some trout!
On another note the 3rd annual Northern Michigan RiverSweep will be taking place tomorrow morning. Join Boyne Outfitters and other partners in conservation to help clean the waters of northern Michigan! In one day, volunteers help clean over 100+ miles of quality trout water across the region - Boyne River, Jordan River, Maple River, Sturgeon River, Pigeon River, and Bear River.
Boyne Outfitters will host an after sweep cookout afterwards at the fly shop, located at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. We look forward to seeing you all here!