Fishing Reports

Here's what's happening in Northern Michigan

Fishing Reports

Summer Begins, Hex are Popping, Trout are looking up!

The Pere Marquette River is finally dropping from all the rain. Last week we had some hot days and muggy nights up here a perfect recipe to get the Hex hatch going and it did.  Bugs really started to pop, the only problem was with all the rain the Trout couldn’t pick them off the surface and would imagine a lot of the fish were full from all the goodies

Read More

Hex’s are just around the bend

Trout fishing on the Pere Marquette last  couple of weeks has been tough. With the New Moon and lack of bugs in the evening.  The fish which normally would be sipping on a smudges board of bugs this time of year really haven’t been feeding on top at all.  Are Drakes came to early and were to abundant ,this really filled the fish up.  So lately its been a game of

Read More

Some warmwater fishing was on the menu this week

Sorry for a lapse in reports!  Instead of riding my Mountain Bike or Dirtbike on such a nice Holiday weekend, I was riding the couch.  Things are better now and I’m back on the river.    The river is in pretty good shape, came up a little with some rain we received last Sunday night.   The Trout fishing has been very spotty. The Gray Drakes are starting to fizzle out now ,

Read More

WE HAD A LITTLE TASTE OF SUMMER LAST WEEK

Last week I had the privilege and honor to help with friend and good client Jason Smagacz with  a trip for the Organization Rivers for Recoveryhttp://www.riversofrecovery.org/.   Rivers of Recovery provides rehabilitation to physically and psychologically injured U.S. combat veterans using outdoor and most importantly river therapy for these veterans.    This is a great organization something I hope to do more fishing with in the future, want to thank Jose, Amy and Jason for making

Read More

Spring has Sprung

Colder temps with frost warning at night and high sun during the day, made for a interesting week for Trout on the Pere Marquette River.    Trout fishing wasn’t easy last week but sticking to it, with high hopes of the clouds staying and fishing smaller streamers payed off.  Spring has finally sprung, the banks are getting green , the trees are blossoming and even spotted a Oriole and a Humming Bird, this last weekend. 

Read More

River is on the Rise

The river is on the rise again with heavy rains since Sunday, through out the State.  The Pere Marquette came up yesterday and is still on the rise.  I finished my Steelhead Season on Friday.  There were a few Steelhead around last week but you had to cover a lot of water and fish a lot of spots to have little success.   The Michigan Trout opener kicked off on Saturday and

Read More

Trout Opener

The Pere Marquette  Steelhead Season has come to and end for me this week.  There are a few Steelhead in the system.  Last weeks rain brought the river level up again and with the warmer temps the Steelhead were spawning faster and they rode the wave out.   The fish that are around are spawning or are drop backs sitting in some of the pools and runs.   I want to thank

Read More

Spring is finally here to stay

Spring is finally here to stay, Steelhead are heading out and the Trout are starting to look up after a long winter I believe Spring has finally arrived on the Pere Marquette River.   The Gobbler’s are Gobbling and the  Morels are starting to pop.  The river is coming up fast and getting dirty with recent rains Friday night and Saturday night.  Just like the up and downs of the water level, this last

Read More

Need Some of those “April Showers” on the Banks of the Pere Marquette

Steelhead fishing on the Pere Marquette is good. You can find fish throughout the whole river system.   Not seeing a lot of fish in the deeper pools and runs, finding most of them in pocket water around spawning areas.  We could of used some of the rain the lower part of the state received last week.  Did get a little rain, not enough though to bring the river levels up and push some new fish into

Read More

Pere Marquette River Fishing Report

The Pere Marquette River fished well for Steelhead last week.   The beginning of the week was great, we found and hooked some chrome in the pools.  It was really good for a couple of days.  By mid week they scattered and were on the move.    With the rain over the weekend we’re sure to see more coming into the system.   The river is in good shape coming up today and has a

Read More
Page 1 of 71234567