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Au Sable River, Michigan - Fishing Report -
26, 2017
The river is in very good shape with lots of anglers fishing and some good trout
being taken by some. Our customers sent in three good reports this past week.
Many of the guys and gals are fishing at night. The big Hex hatch is on. There are
a lot of other insects hatching in the day, so don't overlook them.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain for the next week everyday
but tomorrow
. Highs will range from 73 to 76 degrees and lows from 45 to 62

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 218 cfs
Level: 4.89 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 59
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
Gray Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs and spinners
Cinnamon Caddis, size 16/18, larva pupa and adults
Green Sedge (caddis), size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Brown Drakes, size 10, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
American March Browns, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Great Olive Wing duns, size 6/8, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Sulphurs, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Light Cahills, size 16/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Slate Drakes, size 10, 12, nymphs and spinners
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.
Gray Drakes are hatching. Brown Drakes are hatching.
Great Olive Wing Drakes should start hatching any time now.
American March Browns are hatching.
Cinnamon Caddis and Green Sedge (caddisflies)
are hatching.
Light Cahills are hatching. Sulphurs are hatching. Slate Drakes are
Recommended Salmon Flies:
Perfect Fly Great Lake Salmon Flies
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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 and Dropback Steelhead are being caught in the lower river.
Recommended Steelhead Flies:
Perfect Fly Great Lake Steelhead Flies
Fly Fishing Au Sable River,
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
Egg Sucking leeches, dark and light shades
Flesh fly
Buggers, dark and light shades
Hot Flash Spey
Red and Yellow Spey
Silver Ribbed Peacock Spey