As March turns into April, the Pere Marquette River experiences an enormous hatch. This hatch isn’t of insects, but of a small minnow that takes over the slower currents along the Pere Marquette River banks. This minnow becomes a staple diet for months for the migrating Steelhead and resident Trout that live in the river. These minnows transform over time starting as a little Alevin, then become Fry, and then transform to Parr. These Parr are wild Chinook Salmon. This is a must have fly to use anywhere in the Great Lakes basin in the Spring.
I am Jeff Hubbard. I grew up in West Michigan with a real love for the outdoors. After guiding in Alaska for a few years, I returned to my favorite rivers and streams, here in Michigan. Among these, the Pere Marquette River is my favorite by far. I have spent many years next to this great river in the town of Baldwin and have a great love for this great natural scenic river. I became a professional guide in 1998, and fishing still remains a real passion to me.
I’m a licensed USFS Special Use Permit holder and State of Michigan Permit holder. This allows me to fish the whole water shed of the Pere Marquette River. I am fully insured and CPR Certified. I run Full and Half Day Trips, Instructional, walk and wade, or float trips.
Always feel free to drop me a note if you have any questions or ideas! Thank you for stopping by!