River Report – April 4, 2022

I’m glad March came and glad it’s gone.  Streamer fishing has been solid on the best days and will just keep getting better with more of those best days to come.  I love pitching meatbugs and stripping flies from the bank and pausing them into the streambed contours, and jolt-strikes, and a leviathan, thick-sided brown … Read more

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 June 26, 2019 – Back To The Future!

June 25, 2019 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report Hex are imminent. They have been for the last week. We saw the big fish-flies blow up  in enormous number on Lake Margrethe and have been waiting for the big mayflies to make an appearance ever since.  It normally takes about a week of … Read more

River Report June 14, 2019

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report The rains keep falling. The rivers rise.  The hatches keep moving along. Some reaches of river have become too high and clouded to effectively fish. It can be stressful for the anglers that have planned a fishing adventure some twelve months ago and have arrived to high, … Read more

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

July 12, 2017 The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report     The shift into the Summer trout season is here in Crawford County.  The June hatches are largely over and are sputtering to a solid end.  That said, savvy anglers would be wise to bring their Isonychia and Hex patterns with them as … Read more

River Report May 26, 2016

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report It’s been a great week of fishing for me. Now, granted, I really only get to go after the shop has closed.  And, while that limits me to hitting the stream for the evening rise, I’m fine with that because it’s usually the time to find bigger … Read more

Andy’s Audio River Reports

After it was announced that Andy won the 2016  Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Award we’ve had a bunch of requests to hear some. So here you are, the first one is “Bluegills” OLD AU SABLE BLUEGILLS 071515 The second one is “Thunderstorm” OLD AU SABLE THUNDERSTORM 080615 The third is “Weather” OLD AU … Read more