River Reports

December 5

Things have settled back into normal following the major snowfalls of mid-November and the following run-off.  We currently have anywhere from 2-6" on the ground, but a lot of bare ground is now visible, so hiking into spots is much easier than a couple weeks ago.  The water levels have returned to normal and visibility is good.

Chrome, with some scattered coho, are the go to species right now.  Streamer fishing for brown trout still have some spice left in the mix, but look for that to start slowing down.  The runoff brought in a good push of steelhead and lake-run browns as well - most of which are more than willing to chase a swung fly.  For the most part, stripped and swung streamers, as well as eggs and nymphs are now the gold standard as we transition from fall into early winter, with the nymph game gaining steam as the water temperatures continue to decline and level off in the mid-30s.

We have plenty of snow left on the ski hill, and very few people are on the river this time of year, so it's a great time to bring the family up and enjoy all that early winter in northern Michigan has to offer!

Cheers~

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Boyne River

Flow: Normal
Water Condition/Visibility: Clear
Emergences in Order of Importance:
Guides Choice Flies: Ragg Eggs; Nuke Eggs; Black Stones; Large Streamers
Fish Species: Steelhead; Trout; Coho
Recommended Techniques: Chuck & Duck; Indicator; Streamers

Jordan River

Flow: 191 cfs
Water Condition/Visibility: Clear
Emergences in Order of Importance:
Guides Choice Flies: Large Streamers; Eggs; Nymphs
Fish Species: Trout; Steelhead; Coho
Recommended Techniques: Streamers; Eggin'; Nymphing

Sturgeon River

Flow: 239 cfs
Water Condition/Visibility: Clear
Emergences in Order of Importance:
Guides Choice Flies: Large Streamers
Fish Species: Trout; Steelhead
Recommended Techniques: Streamers; Nymphs