July 3, 2018 - Shifting Gears

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July 3, 2018 - Shifting Gears

Hex are winding down after a wave of brutal hot weather last weekend. Reports were mixed across the state. Some found bugs, some didn't, but we have certainly reached the tail end of the Hex hatch. 

Michigan Hex Fishing

Fishing was spotty even within stretches of the same river. I sat on the bank Sunday night waiting for bugs that never came. The rest of the crew had set up 100 yards downstream around a hairpin bend. When we caught up at the end of the night they were out of breath and giddy. Turns out they had swarms of bugs and each caught several fish without ever moving. Guess I should have moved downstream...

As Hex come to a close, and water temperatures continue to rise, its time to shift gears and start thinking about alternative fishing options. Erich got out on the big lake for a change of pace last weekend and caught a pile of fish. 

Locally Bass fishing will continue to improve on the Grand River, Thornapple River, and Flat Rivers as water clears up. Hopefully the rain, and cooler weather in the forecast will bring water temperatures down in the Trout streams. Terrestrials, nymphs, and mice are all in our future. 

Have a happy Fourth of July!!!