October 13th 2023
It feels like fall is starting to settle in. The temps have cooled down and we finally received some rain. Despite the rain we have received the water levels are still low (Grand River 2820cfs, Rogue River 150cfs, Muskegon River 990cfs, Pere Marquette river 460 cfs). Looks like we have some additional rain forecasted to come in the next several days so hopefully the water levels will continue to tick up, fingers crossed. The king salmon are still occupying real estate in nearly every river and if you look hard enough you can find a steelhead or two among them. People are still having some success targeting our warm water species and it is a good way to find some peace and quiet away from the crowds if that is what you seek. The trout are keying in on the egg buffet behind the spawning salmon and it never hurts to dangle a nymph out there as well.
As we continue on into fall/winter the shop is offering plenty of classes to assist new anglers get into sport of fly fishing. We are currently offering free intro to steelhead and euronymphing classes at the shop. Check out the class schedule on the to see those upcoming class dates if you are interested in taking advantage of that resource. The shop is also offering up fly tying classes if you would like to learn how to spin up your own bugs.
Enjoy the fall weather and Michigan’s amazing resources.