River Report – March 5, 2022

March toward Spring I say.  Even though this month often serves up some of our most ferocious winter weather, it’s nice to turn the calendar page.  Days are getting longer and the sun’s angle stronger.  There’s no more going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark.  We can look forward to … Read more

River Report – February 7, 2022

You won’t often hear these words, but January flew by for me.  The cold was so bitter that it, in fact, shut down the lake effect machine.  Weather prognosticators had foreshadowed a warmer than average winter highlighted by heavy snow fall due to an unfrozen Lake Michigan.  Clearly, they are overpaid. No problem for Michiganians—we’re … Read more

River Report February 4, 2021

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report Well, when you live in the North it’s only a matter of time before winter turns tough and Arctic air dumps into the Great Lakes Region. There’s a beauty of a deep freeze settling in. The snow will be squeaky when daytime high temperatures just tickle single … Read more

River Report – January 29,2021

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report Ice fishing is in full swing.  We have lots of hard water to fish and anglers have been taking full advantage. So many anglers are hitting the ice in Northern Michigan, that I could barely find a tub of waxworms to buy last Sunday night in preparation … Read more

Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

February 1, 2018 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report     I had a beautiful winter break to enjoy wonderful winter weather this past week.  Snow wasn’t cooperative so pursuits like skiing and snowshoeing got pushed aside.  And the warm up had turned everything to glare ice, but after buying some cleats for … Read more

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

January 11, 2018 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report     After multiple mornings over the past couple of weeks breaking thermometers and abusing Northern Michigan residents with pre-windchill temperatures down to negative twenty-eight degrees, this warm-up was both a physical and mental relief.  The gang was starting to get a little shiny … Read more

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

    December 30,2017 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report Here we go!  It’s ice fishing time now.  The winter blast is upon us.  We normally average about thirty degrees this time of year but the current ten day forecast is locked in single and low double digits.  The ice machine is cranking.  … Read more

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Christmas Fishing Report

December 20, 2017 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report     We’re moving out of the in between time.  That time in December that when deer season is ending and grouse season is winding down.   And the ice fishing hasn’t quite materialized.  It’s a thumb fiddling time. The best of the hunting is … Read more