July 31, 2018 - Lansing Fishing Report
Michigan’s current dry spell has made the local fishing hit or miss. We are still picking up smallmouth bass near structure and pike in slower moving spots. Top flies for smallmouth have been desperate Housewives and BoogleBugs. Chartreuse and White seem to be the top two fly colors. With such dry weather the mosquitoes haven’t been terrible making it easier to jump in the Red Cedar and Looking Glass Rivers. Make sure you are fishing a wire or heavy fluorocarbon on either piece of water. Flies tied with Mini Dragon tails have been producing. The clear water had also made it easy to target carp on the fly with an 8 wt fly rod. Hise’s Carp Nasty has been the ticket.
August 8th we have a free class if you are wanting to improve your skills.