Michigan Fly Fishing Fishing Report | Nomad Anglers RSS

It's no secret, the Kings are running strong. They are basically everywhere at this point. With the recent rains, more fish have arrived locally, as well as up north. However, most of the fish are inland and spawning. They are quite large this year, with several fish in the upper 20 pound range landed. Coho have been running strong as well, with a few steel starting to show up.  The salmon will continue to do their thing all month. It's a great way to get a buddy into the sport of fly fishing. Simply seeing these gigantic fish in such...

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Fishing continues to be great, both locally and up north. Lots of Kings, Coho, and trout have been caught lately. There are some steelhead showing up, but the main fall run is still a couple weeks out.  We are currently at "peak" salmon fishing. There is probably another push of Kings inbound, but it's safe to say the majority of them are in the rivers and spawning. Meanwhile, the trout fishing has been incredible.  Streamer bite has been good too. Small flashy flies on bright days have been productive.  There have been a few reports of steelhead caught on the...

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Salmon are here! The high water brought in a wave of fresh Kings, Coho, and a few Steelhead. The sixth street dam is loaded with fish, as well as anglers. They are moving upstream at a steady pace. It sounds crazy after all that flooding two weeks ago, but we could actually use another shot of rain. But regardless of that, fishing has been awesome. September is truly an incredible time to be an angler in Michigan.  Northern rivers have plenty of fish, and they are just starting to spawn. Looks like it will be a great season with lots...

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Although it's not officially gone, this Summer was overall pretty awesome. Trout were great before the dry spell, and smallmouth carried us through the rest. Now we are prepping for Autumn, and all it's splendor. Crisp mornings, vibrant colors, and leaping chrome.  Sounds like there are some King Salmon at 6th Street, as well as a few Steelhead. Doesn't sound like the Coho swarm has arrived yet, but I'm sure they are weeks, if not days out.  Trout fishing has been great lately from all the rain, primarily with streamers. Wade with caution however, since many of the rivers are...

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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...

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