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Au Sable River, Michigan - Fishing Report -
November 2
8, 2016
The stream levels are still down below normal and the water much colder. Fishing
for trout will be tough until the afternoons. Midges and little Blue-winged olives will
be the extent of the hatches. Steelhead are still being caught in the lower river but
more rain is needed to bring more fish in.
Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain/snow from Wednesday
through Friday, then clear for the next week. Highs will range from 31 to 39
degrees and lows from 16 to 31 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 136 cfs
Level: 4.52 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 42
Clarity: Clear
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
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva 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.
Midges are hatching and they will become more and more important as the water cools
down.
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
Steelhead are coming into the lower river and are being caught in good numbers..
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