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Au Sable River, Michigan - Fishing Report -
May 1
7, 2018
Stream levels are down to a little above normal. Several insects are hatching. It is
going to be warmer this coming week, so look for more insects to hatch. Sculpin
streamers will work good when the stream levels are high.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain through Saturday and again
Monday, otherwise clear. Highs will range from 64 to 73 and
lows from 41 to469

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 357 cfs
Level: 5.50 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 52
Clarity: slightly stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Luzerne MI
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 20, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Blue Quills, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Quill Gordons, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Hendricksons/Red Quills, size 12/14, nymphs,emergers, duns and spinners
Eastern Pale Evening duns, (incorrectly called sulphurs) size 14, nymphs,
emergers, duns and spinners
American March Browns, size 10/12/ nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners.
Strategies, Techniques and Tips: Trout:
Our Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are great flies to use anytime.
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Blue Quills should start soon. Quill Gordons should start soon.
LIttle Brown stoneflies should start soon. Little Black Caddis should start hatching soon.
Hendricksons and Red Quills should start hatching any time now.

Eastern Pale Evening duns are hatching.
American March Browns are hatching.
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.

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Recommended Steelhead/Salmon Strategies, Techniques and Tips
Steelhead are being caught in the lower river. It is getting near the end of the SH.
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