Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > beginner wading the ausable near Cadillac

LeakinwaderMay 29th, 2015, 3:03 pm
Posts: 1Total beginner here going to Cadillac, Mi and wanted help knowing the best place to wade/fly fish the Ausable that is safe for a beginner. Where to park etc. would be helpful but
any help would be appreciated. Thank you
RogueratMay 30th, 2015, 9:53 am
Posts: 448
Leakin'-

Welcome!

There's a LOT of folks on this site who have experience on the Au Sable, and it's a (fairly) short drive from Cadillac over to the vicinity of Grayling and your destination. While you're in Cadillac give the Clam River(one of my favorites!) a shot, pretty good Brook trout fishing in that stream's upper reaches.

Tight lines,

Roguerat
OldredbarnJune 2nd, 2015, 11:49 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2599
Stop in a fly shop in Grayling. Either the Old Au Sable downtown, or Gates' Au Sable Lodge on the river on Stephan Bridge Rd, about 7 miles east of town. At either shop purchase the Au Sable river guide published by the Challenge Chapter of TU. Look up the section on the North Branch and any access upstream of Lovell's bridge. Easy wade. Not too deep. Brooks and Browns.

Have fun.

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
DkinvaOctober 14th, 2015, 11:16 am
Posts: 9No clue about the river but I can tell you a wading staff comes in very handy. I realize many folks are nimble enough to lope around rivers pretty well but I like the help. I paid $40 for one that folds up small enough for a knapsack and it floats. Clip it to your vest so it doesn't get away and you're in business. If you get one, check the bottom for metal and coat it with liquid plastic. Otherwise every time you reposition it goes tink tink tink. Translated to trout speak it means run run run.

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Opening Day 2011 Grayling MI
In Fishing Reports by Oldredbarn
1May 12, 2011
by Flyman85
My Day on the Chena
In Fishing Reports by GldstrmSam
0
Re: Croton River
In General Discussion by CAuletta
1Aug 18, 2011
by Troutnut
Re: The boys were back in town, Chapter 4: new digs, new waters, new fish!
(15 more)

In the Photography Board by Jmd123
8Aug 8, 2019
by Jmd123
irradecant blue damselfly
In Argia Damselfly Nymph by Mwmeci
0
Re: New to fly fishing
In Beginner Help by Canyon7
4Jul 11, 2016
by Gilsau
Re: On 6/15 these mayflies closed a bridge in Pennsylvania - What are they?
In the Identify This! Board by KennyBruin
2Jun 17, 2015
by KennyBruin
Re: Yorkshire Dales
In Fishing Reports by CaseyP
4Nov 26, 2012
by Martinlf
A Request for Michigan Anglers
In General Discussion by Oldredbarn
0
First Post from TX....
In Beginner Help by FFTX
0
Most Recent Posts
Re: Bitterroot river April mayfly nymph ?
In the Identify This! Board by Leskorcala (Millcreek replied)
Re: PA Trout Season
In General Discussion by Wbranch
Montana Western March Brown Dun
In the Photography Board by Leskorcala
Re: Selecting a reel
In Beginner Help by AllanM83 (Gene_PA replied)
Re: Shelter in Place
In General Discussion by Wbranch
Re: The Coppler Creek canyon - some nice pics from last fall to help you survive the Apocalypse
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Wbranch replied)
Re: My wild & crazy Flordia trip part 3: hotel room and other fun stuff
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
Re: I hope all of you doing well!
In General Discussion by Partsman (Jmd123 replied)
Re: Hyrnia operation
In General Discussion by Hunter1
Re: Thunder Creek flies
In Fly Tying by Dbinmt (Wbranch replied)