The northern jet stream has settled into the Great Lakes area bringing those cool temperatures that keep our streams healthy and the trout happy. Water temperatures in the low 60's Fahrenheit and rain are making this year great for fly fishing. This area hasn't seen this type of cool summer for several years as the rest of the planet is experiencing the warmest June ever on record. Air temperatures are in the low to mid 70's F during the day and night time temps are around 60 F making all day fishing great.
As summer rolls into mid-August we can expect cooler temperatures as well. Get those Hornbergs, hoppers, and humpys ready for what should be a remarkable August fly fishing season.
The Maple, Black, and Sturgeon Rivers are in good shape. However, the Pigeon River remains silted up by the dam removal and not worth fishing this season. What remains are several hundred miles of rivers very ready for a wonderful day of fly fishing.
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.