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General RegionNorthern michigan
Time of DayAll day
Fish CaughtBrowns and brookies
Conditions & HatchesLots of caddis some

Caddis,a few sulfur’s and olives. Then a few brown drakes in the afternoon. Low

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PartsmanJune 2nd, 2021, 6:09 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 386
We really need some more rain here Michigan, water levels are very low and it’s supposed get very warm over the weekend, going to have to keep a eye on water temps. I fished the early morning and took a couple of hours to have lunch and and enjoy the quiet, and then fished the afternoon till dusk. Morning had caddis and some olives, with a few sulfur’s and some stones. Bright sunshine and low clear water have the fish spooky. I caught few small browns and some brookies. The afternoon had a few brown drakes hatching and this seemed to at least get a few bigger fish looking. Still had to be fishing right next to the wood. It was really cool to see a big trout stick it’s head out from under a downed tree to take a fly. I fished Borchers drake, and sulfur patterns in the morning, and then my version of a foam brown drake pattern by Ed MCCoy of Mangled fly. Still a little groggy as I didn’t get home till 1:00 am.
Jmd123June 2nd, 2021, 8:42 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2530
Dang Mike, you are nailing 'em! Good work!! I got a lot to post but I am having computing issues with posting pics...more to come!

Well done Sir!

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Summer_dougJune 2nd, 2021, 9:55 am
Detroit, MI

Posts: 56
Way to go, Mike!

We have had some rain in the southeast which has been nice for low flows in the creek.

Keep crushing it!

From Michigan
MartinlfJune 2nd, 2021, 10:24 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3157
Nice work, Mike.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
AdirmanJune 5th, 2021, 7:52 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 498
Can you get em to take a fly during midday hrs or is this all early morning and Late afternoon/ evening Action?
PartsmanJune 5th, 2021, 4:25 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 386
Adirman, this was an oddity, low water, bright sunshine, but some bugs that got them interested. Really I have not caught any what I call big trout in this conditions, the really colored up brown was 17+ inches, the other was just about the same size. And I caught several smaller fish. What was so amazing to me was manipulating the fly to float under or along side, and I mean right along side the downed lumber was producing some great takes! I may never have a day like that again. But it sure was cool and I’m thankful for the opportunity to be there when it was happening. I need to add that as I was these bugs pop a guide and his client from Gates lodge floated by me in one of those beautiful Ausable river boats, they got maybe 75 yards down river from me and the guide yelled brown drakes put on a brown drake! I have not done one of these trips but really want to soon.

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