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Au Sable River, Michigan - Fishing Report -
August
14, 2017
The river is in very good shape, with good stream levels in all sections. There are
still plenty of insects hatching. The weather forecast looks good for the coming
week. We received four good reports from this past week from customers fishing.
All sections of the river are turning out trout.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain today and Wednesday
through Friday
. Highs will range from 72 to 79 degrees and lows from 52 to 60
degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 138 cfs
Level: 4.53 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 57
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Luzerne MI
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Cinnamon Caddis, size 16/18, larva pupa and adults
Green Sedge (caddis), size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Light Cahills, size 16/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Slate Drakes, size 10, 12, nymphs and spinners
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 6, 8, 10,12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
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.
Tricos are hatching.
Cinnamon Caddis and Green Sedge (caddisflies) are hatching.
Light Cahills are hatching. Slate Drakes are hatching. Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials such as Japanese Beetles, Carpenter ants and hopper are working.
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
Fresh Steelhead are being caught in the lower river.
Recommended Steelhead Flies:
Perfect Fly Great Lake Steelhead Flies
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Guide to fly fishing the Au Sable River,
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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