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The River is full of Hoppertunities!

Terrestrial Fishing on the Pere Marquette remains good.  All about Hoppertunity’s right now, somedays the bite has been better then others.   A mix bag of Crickets, Damsel, Cicada and Hopper ‘s have all worked well.  The River is extremely low and clear, a good cast in the right spot is key to success. Pics from this week.   Good friend and one of the best Ambassador’s for our Sport

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Terrestrial Time On The Pere Marquette River

It’s “Terrestrial Time” on the Pere Marquette River.  Fishing last week was tough with multiple fronts moving in and out.  We did see some rain last week which was much needed. The river was very low and clear.  Now it has a little color to it.  Flies have been a multiple Hopper patterns in Green, Tan and Yellow.  Trico’s have been coming off pretty good in the mornings.  Ant’s and

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How Low Will the Water Go?

Trout fishing on the Pere Marquette River has been up and down.  Some days like last Saturday and Sunday were awesome and now by mid week it’s getting harder. The river just keeps dropping in level and is getting clearer everyday. The fish are getting edgy and spooky.  Water temps are much cooler now  with the colder nights and mornings were seeing. Looks like we might get some rain over

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Enjoy The Holiday!

It’s been a super busy week for me on the Pere Marquette River. Evening trips to early a.m. trips and late night trips, I have covered all the bases.   Fishing has been up and down still. Started to see a good daytime evening bite once again when temps warmed up and river started to clear.  Then heavy rains again on Tuesday night through Wed morning brought river up a

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PM and a Little Warm Water

With a big cold front last week and more rain, Fly Fishing for Trout on the Pere Marquette was tough.  There bellies are full, only a few were willing to play.  Small Streamers got there attention again early in the week. By the weekend we were starting to get a few to look up at  Stimulator type patterns.  The hatches were a bust with the colder weather, plenty of Drakes

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We are having a Heat Wave!

Trout fishing on the Pere Marquette River has been hit or miss.  Last week we saw good numbers of Gray Drakes in the air but minimal Spinner falls through out the week.  Some stretches and nights were decent some nights a bust.  By the Holiday weekend the weather and Dry Fly fishing started to heat up. By Sunday there were reports of even a few Hex’s fluttering around in spots

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Dry Fly Fishing should start heating up with the weather

Spring is finally here. The banks are turning green, the Hummingbirds and Oriole’s have showed up along with the bugs that the Trout so eagerly feed on. Trout Fishing is in full swing on the Pere Marquette River.   Last week it was Streamers smacked on the banks in the beginning.  Then followed by light tippet and delicate casts as you floated a Hendrickson spinner to a rising trout.  With

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It’s Trout Time

The Pere Marquette River came up over the weekend and became extremely dirty. It’s now starting to drop and clear.  Last week I kicked off Trout Season and I must say on Thursday as we were receiving the rain, the Streamer bite was one of the best I had seen in a long time.  We also saw some good Steelhead fishing too, before the river came up.  Managed to Swing

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Changing Gears

Well it’s time to pull the clutch in and change gears.  Trout Season has officially started on the Pere Marquette River.  There are a few Steelhead around.  With the warmer water temps there spawning fast and heading out to the Lake Michigan. It’s finally warming up now the banks are getting a little greener day by day. The birds are starting to nest, even heard a couple Turkey’s gobbling.  Last

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Winter Steelheading

As you can see by the pictures winter arrived once again. Looked and felt more like middle of January last couple of  weeks then middle of April.  We really needed rain up here and most of last weekend we saw it in the frozen form.  We received so much freezing rain it actually accumulated like snow, then we saw snow.  The river did rise and started to drop by Tuesday.

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