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Au Sable River, Michigan - Fishing Report -
March
20, 2017
The river is in good shape for this time of the year, but still cold and in some
cases, stained due to melting snow and ice. There is a lot less of it and conditions
are improving. Midges are still the main insects to imitate for trout. A few steelhead
are being caught in the lower river when the water levels are decent.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain today and rain or snow
Friday and Saturday
, otherwise clear. Highs will range from 31 to 51 degrees and
lows from
11 to 29 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 232 cfs
Level: 4.98 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 39
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
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
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. Fish the larva and pupa in tandem.
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 when
the  water is warm enough and the stream levels are in good shape...
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