River Report: 5/25/16

River Report:  5/25/16

The time of year has come when the trout rods are pulled out of the closest and the fish are looking up. With the beautiful weather that we have had over the last couple of weeks has warmed up the water and the bugs are flying. The Pere Marquette’s water is low and clear; therefore, streamer fishing has kind of taken a back seat to dry fly fishing.

Shua With A Big Boy

Shua With A Big Boy

If you are going out to fish during the day I would recommend nymphing, and when it gets toward the evening switch over to dry flies. Once the lights go out, mousing has also been putting some nice fish to hand. The dry fly fishing has been very good in the evening over the last couple of weeks.   Hendricksons, Sulphurs, BWOs, Yellow Sallys, and Gray Drakes have all been filling the sky. I would use 5x tippet when you are fishing in the evening and then when you start Gray Drake fishing you can switch over to 4x.


The future forecast looks to be good for dry fly fishing and mousing. Getting in the high 70’s to 80’s during the day and staying up in the 60’s at night. We are also supposed to get some rain; which should improve the streamer fishing during the day (If we get enough to dirty up the water). Be safe out there in the middle of the night. Good luck and tight lines.

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