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Au Sable River, Michigan - Fishing Report -
February
20, 2017
The river is flow near a normal level and the water and weather much warmer. The
ice and snow on the banks and ice in the water is melting. This is staining the
water and in some cases continuing to keep the water cold. Midges, Creams and
Reds, should catch trout. We haven't received any reports lately but steelhead
should be being caught.
Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain tomorrow and rain/snow
Thursday through
Saturday. Highs will range from 41 to 59 degrees and lows from
28 to 41 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: xxx cfs (gauge not working)
Level: 4.61 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 34-35
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