Au Sable River Michigan flyfishing report



AuSable River, Betsie River, Rifle River, Manistee River and Lake Huron Shoreline fishing report



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Northwest Michigan - Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Run Browns

Updated  September 2nd

(Betsie River, Platte River, Manistee River)




Au Sable River & Manistee Trout Waters

Updated Sept 3rd

(Big Waters of the Au Sable River below Mio & Alcona Dam, South Branch of the Au Sable River, Holy Waters of the Au Sable, McMaster Bridge to Mio Pond, Flies only of the Manistee River and the upper Manistee River)




Au Sable River Atlantic Salmon - Fall run starting in Oct - fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon near Oscoda and Lake Huron 

Northeast Michigan - Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon

Updated September 2nd

(Au Sable River below Foote Dam, Rifle River, Ocqueoc River, East Branch of AuGres)




Great Lakes Shoreline and River Mouths

Updated December 13th

(Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, St. Mary's River)




Arkansas's White & Norfork Rivers

Updated July 22 2018

(Guided Float Trips on the White and Norfork River)





Au Sable River - Smallmouth Bass Waters

Updated Aug 7th

(Below Alcona Dam to Loud Pond, Below Loud Dam to Five Channels Dam,  Below Cooke Dam, Below Foote Dam, Mouth of river at Lake Huron)




Michigan fly fishing opportunities this season include:

  • Streamer fishing - always good, especially Spring and Fall
  • Hendrickson (late-April/early-May)
  • Brown Drake (late-May/mid-June)
  • Isonychia (mid-June)
  • Hexagenia Limbata (mid-June/early-July)
  • White Fly/Ephron (late-August)
  • Terrestrials - hoppers and ants (mid-July thru mid-September)
  • Salmon (late-August thru mid-Oct)
  • Steelhead (Oct thru mid-May)
  • Lake Huron brown trout (Oct thru Dec)

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Au Sable River at Mio / Au Sable River at Alcona / AuSable River at Oscoda
Betsie River / Rifle River
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