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General RegionNorthern Michigan
Time of DayAll day
Fish CaughtBrookies, and one brown
Conditions & HatchesAir temp. Mid forties, mixed sun and clouds, and windy.

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PartsmanApril 17th, 2021, 12:18 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 420
Well, it has certainly been a weird spring, and our rivers are running very low and clear. Yesterday I fished pretty much all day, it was until early afternoon when the sun came out and it warmed up a few degrees that I started to see some hendricksons hatching. It sometime but eventually some fish stared to rise. The hatch lasted a couple of hours, and although not heavy it was enough to keep a few fish looking up. All small brookies, but I made a cast into shady slow bankside spot and got a nice surprise. Next weekend is the general opener here in Michigan, so a few new options.
AdirmanApril 17th, 2021, 12:48 pm
Monticello, NY

Posts: 504
Sounds great , thanks for the report! Are you up on the peninsula Bud? I would love to go fish in Michigan someday 😊.
PartsmanApril 18th, 2021, 6:44 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 420
Adirman, I live in central Michigan and usually fish the sunrise side. We are blessed to have many fine streams big and small in the l.p. The u.p. Also has many fine streams, some are very remote. It’s a 6 hr. Drive just to the bridge from my house, so I would want at least a week to explore. There are many books that have more info on our rivers here, and we have some great fly shops to help visiting anglers out. Hope you can make someday.
MartinlfApril 19th, 2021, 1:55 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Nice. It's great to see some bigger bugs starting to come on. That's a pretty fish; great colors.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123April 22nd, 2021, 8:08 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
Well done Mike and a beautiful brown! Where were you at? (PM me)

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
AdirmanApril 24th, 2021, 10:58 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 504
So guys , I’m wondering : what the Hell is a Hennie anyway ? 😁
PartsmanApril 24th, 2021, 12:48 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 420
Adirman, a Hennie or Hendrickson may fly, Latin name Ephemerella subvaria is one of the first fly may fly hatches that occurs prior to or very near opening day of trout season in the east and Midwest. A really cool bug that trout love, to eat that is! This is one you really want in your fly box in April and early may.
AdirmanApril 24th, 2021, 6:03 pm
Monticello, NY

Posts: 504
Oh ok , stands for Hendrickson then, we’ll , I know that fly!!

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