Northern Michigan is known for it's sunsets, and the balmy fall weather has not let us down. This week our areas has experienced some of the most beautiful vistas one can imagine. From the golden harvest - Blue Moon - to the scarlet sunsets. Friday mornings thunder storm brought a down pour to Emmet County, but we still could use more. The fall salmon runs and the brook trout spawning need water depth in Lake Michigan as well as the rivers.
The weather is breaking into fall temperatures. Slowly the cool weather and moisture will bring good fishing activity. 90 F degree weather has never hit this area after mid September. There have been large hatches of light Cahill's and the Para-Adams is still working. Watch for those size size 12 dark quill's in the afternoon and royal trudes and hoppers are still with us. The trout seem to ignore the early evening white or black caddis that inundate the stream....so...
I am hoping the forecast of highs of 70 F and lows of 50 F is here to stay. Fall fishing is my favorite. Calm and clear days with the water temperatures in the morning in the 50's F warmed by the sun to the 60's in the late afternoon is the ticket!
Photo by JER
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.