Written by: Ben Brown, Orvis Streamside
Fly-fishing in the dark has its drawbacks, but the rewards can be spectacular.
All photos courtesy Ben Brown
The Hex hatch has been producing large fish on the Boardman River, and these photos show some of the great browns we’ve been catching. The top photo shows two fish that my friend, Thane Herbert, and I caught on the Fourth of July. Thane is. . .
I think we might have a candidate for best carp video ever right here, as this production features some killer footage of the fishing off Michigan’s Beaver Island. Not only that, but these anglers are a serious Who’s Who of . . .
“The River,” from Robert Thompson, explores the people, the history, and the challenges of Michigan’s Au Sable River. It is the centerpiece of a DVD to be. . .
In late October, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources auctioned nearly 2,800 acres in and near the Au Sable Holy Waters corridor (between the Whirlpool and Thendara) for potential oil and gas development. Most if not all of these leases were purchased by Encana, the Canadian company which is using. . .
George Daniel shows off a brown trout from one of his Pennsylvania home waters.
All photos courtesy George Daniel
A couple years ago, we ran a series called “Trout Bum of the Week,” in which we highlighted some of the guys living the good life. . .of a sort. (See the bottom of this post for a link to the previous installments.) Last week we launched another round of. . .
Michigan’s Rogue River, a tributary of the Grand, is well known for its fall brown-trout fishing.Photo courtesy Scott Ribitch
Blog reader Scott Ribitch sent in this photo along with a description: “This beautiful brown trout was holed up in a deep pool and took my egg fly on the Rogue River in Rockford, Michigan.”
Tom admires a fine Lake St. Clair smallmouth caught in fairly cold water.
Photo courtesy JP DeRose, Breaking Boundaries
Yesterday, I was on Lake St. Clair—just outside of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario—and it was cold, rainy, and windy with water temperatures in the high 40s. If someone had asked me last week if this would. . .
It may not be as pretty as a brown trout, but Lena looks mighty happy to have landed such a brute.
Photo by Martin Turek
Proud father Martin Turek sent in these photos, along with the story behind them:
My daughter Lena caught this sucker on the Manistee River (below Tippy Dam) while trying for the brown trout that where in position to steal some eggs. She was using my new. . .