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Au Sable River, Michigan - Fishing Report -
April
24, 2017
The water levels are still high, too high too wade safely, and much of it is highly
stained. It is clearing and dropping and won't be long getting into good shape we
hope. There is some rain most of the days coming this next week. The Spring
hatches will be starting very soon.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from Wednesday through
n
ext Monday, then clearing through Sunday. Highs will range from 57 to 71
degrees and lows from
38 to 52 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 496 cfs
Level: 5.88 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 48
Clarity: Stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Luzerne MI
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 18/16, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Blue Quills, size 16, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Quill Gordons, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips: Trout:
Our Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are great flies to use during the
fall and winter months. Various species of Blue-winged Olives are hatching, mostly on
cloudy, overcast days.
Blue Quills should be starting very soon. Little Black Caddis will
be starting very soon. Quill Gordons will be starting soon. Little Brown stoneflies are
starting to hatch.
Recommended Salmon Flies:
Perfect Fly Great Lake Salmon Flies
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $50 are shipped via
Priority Mail.  
Recommended Steelhead/Salmon Strategies, Techniques and Tips
Dropback Steelhead are headed out of the lower river and a few are being caught..
Recommended Steelhead Flies:
Perfect Fly Great Lake Steelhead Flies
Fly Fishing Au Sable River,
Michigan
A description of the Au Sable River,
Guide to fly fishing the Au Sable River,
Au Sable River fishing seasons, and
much more
Egg flies:
Estaz Egg flies, dark and light shade
Veiled Beadhead Crystal Egg Fly
Steelhead nymphs:
Giant Black Stonefly nymphs
Comets - dark and light shades
Cinnamon Caddis
Green sedges
Streamers:
Egg Sucking leeches, dark and light shades
Flesh fly
Buggers, dark and light shades
Spey:
Hot Flash Spey
Red and Yellow Spey
Silver Ribbed Peacock Spey