The weather is a bit unsettled as the cold and warm fronts fight it out over Lake Superior. They are sending wind and rain this way but some of the clouds are dissipating over the lakes. The forecast is for rain on and off. This weekend warm temperatures are still with us and those cool evenings will be here after the holiday. Highs of 85+ degrees F should be history after this weekend.
The thermometer for river temps is a must with evening and morning fishing a rule, but only for a few more days. Look for water temperatures in the high 50's F or low 60's F for success. Next week the temperatures will be more like fall. The northern Jet Stream should bring three days of rain as it slams into the warm air pushing it south. The farm community referred to this type of front as a "Three Day Blow".
The afternoon fishing I so enjoy is only a few degrees away. Most anything in the fly box will work on the Brook and Rainbow trout. Smaller browns can be caught during the upcoming spawn. The larger Browns are deep...deep in the river holes and out in the big lakes.
Labor day is a Northern Michigan imaginary line of demarcation for human behavior, trout, and the weather. Hot fights cold...and my guess is the cold is going to win this time of year.
Enjoy your Holiday!
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.