The northwest lower Michigan trout are rising to the dry fly. The hatch season has begun. The Pigeon, Sturgeon, and Black rivers are alive with trout feeding on the hatches of the day. The Maple river as always is the last to start and start it has.
Guides Jim, Hunter, and I fished the Black River this last week and Hunter was the winner with his near 13 inch Brook trout. The river water temperature was 58F to 60F. The action started at about 4:30 PM. Fishing has been best mid morning and late afternoon as the bright sun slows or stops the activity in mid day.
It was a week of gorgeous weather here in the north. Air temperatures of 75F to 80F inland and 20 degrees cooler along the Lake Michigan coast line. Winter is a distant memory...whew!
This year the mosquitoes and ticks are out in large numbers. Be sure to pack large amounts of bug repellent. Stay tuned, the fishing is just getting better and better.
Richard and Jim
Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.