River Reports

August 29

 

It's Labor Day Weekend!  Make sure to make your trip north and get out on the water~

Terrestrials - Hoppers, Ants, Beetles - are the staple during the daytime right now.  Make sure to pack BIG hoppers at this point in the season since the hoppers are nice and plump, but also keep your SMALL ant and beetle patterns for the days of high sun and spooky fish.  The headwaters are fishing the best right now with cold temperatures, with Brook trout getting ready in their pre-spawn colors and hyper activity gearing up for fall.

Nighttime fishing with mice is the place where it's at.  "The nighttime is the righttime" as they say.  The northern rivers are fishing well at night right now, with the new moon just passed.  Things will quiet down for a little bit with the oncoming full moon, but then the end of September should fish well again considering the new moon and the lateness of everything this year.

SALMON - things are about 2 weeks behind.  Most of the boats are still quite a ways off in Charlevoix, meaning we are a little ways away from seeing the flood of kings in the rivers.  Look for mid-September for the first of the salmon run, with most of October being steady for fish.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Cheers~

E

Boyne River

Flow: Normal
Water Condition/Visibility: Clear
Emergences in Order of Importance: Terrestrials; Caddis; Stones; Tricos; Cahills; Olives
Guides Choice Flies: Terrestrials; Cahills
Fish Species: Trout
Recommended Techniques: Dries

Jordan River

Flow: 163 cfs
Water Condition/Visibility: Clear
Emergences in Order of Importance: Terrestrials; Caddis; Stones; Tricos; Cahills; Olives
Guides Choice Flies: Terrestrials; Tricos; Cahills; Caddis
Fish Species: Trout
Recommended Techniques: Dries

Sturgeon River

Flow: 181 cfs
Water Condition/Visibility: Clear
Emergences in Order of Importance: Stoneflies
Guides Choice Flies: Stimulators; Cahills; Streamers; Nymphs; Mice
Fish Species: Trout
Recommended Techniques: Cahills; Stimulators; Nymphs; Mice