Warm temperatures coupled with warm rain via thunderstorms have set the many Michigan bug hatches in motion. Trout are looking up. The Sturgeon, Pigeon, Black and Maple are in great shape. Clear and high with a moderate level of tannin present. I've had great success landing those big early season trout. Ducking the many surprise thunder storms is a challenge, but good weather exists between storms.
I am still getting some refusals but the trout are getting more aggressive in their takes. Hot weather is slowly pushing good fishing time tables into the early evening. Temperatures in the upper 80s are unusual this time of year but the extended forecast is more seasonal temps in the low 70s And high 60s After the Memorial day holiday.
Lack of bugs is not a problem. The Mosquitos and Black flies are, and ticks in the mid state area are very active this year. Ticks are a different type of problem and if you Google information on them you can protect yourself from a bite.
The Trout season is basically in full swing with the Hexagenia Limbata not far off. Tourists and Resorters are going to start filling the north and those secret spots of yours need to be just that "secret"... flies working for me are Adams Para 12 & 14, Royals and Hornberg or stone fly patterns. Other may fly patterns are good as the hatches dictate.
Don't let this summer slip away...the time is now.
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Letting you know current conditions and best approaches.