Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Northern Michigan Fly Fishing Report June 9th, 2009

Well, rain returned over the weekend and brought river levels back up quite a bit but they are on the decrease now and things should be in good shape within the next couple of days. Those that were/are throwing streamers have had some success and should continue. The hatches seem to (surprisingly) be close to on track to only slightly behind for this time of year, brown drakes are out on the AuSable system, sulphurs, mahoganies, Borchers, March Browns, olive and tan caddis, and olives are all present on area rivers. The weather is due to warm up this weekend a bit, although I feel like I've been using that line for 3-4 weeks now, that should get things going a little better. The cooler weather hasn't held the carp off, they are in the flats and feeding. I have seen many pictures form the last two weeks of fish from Old Mission and all along M-22, still have not heard much from East Bay but my guess is that with the higher water levels in the bay, some of the "old" spots should be fishing well again.

On the lakes, bluegill continue to provide good action and the bass are finally moving up in the shallows in good numbers. Numerous reports of good pike fishing along the weedbeds near and bordering dropoffs as well as some fish still hanging in the shallows.

Bottom lne, don't wait for the 75 degree slightly overcast day to get out there and fish, the fishing is good now and the way it's going, you may not get that warm day for at least a week or two.

Good Luck!
The Northern Angler

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