Aug 28th 2023

One More Heat Wave?

   The U.P. summer is coming to an end with one last warm up coming this weekend. Trout streams remain low, but water temperatures have dipped with the cold nights and we have options now. The larger streams are waking up and our final quality hatches have begun. White flies can been seen in the late evenings and will provide some solid action in the coming weeks. During the day the terrestrials have them looking up and some nice fish are hammering skated and twitched foam patterns. Migratory fish are few and far between, but numbers will build after the heat wave. Last weeks rain pushed in a few and if you know where to look you may find a couple kings, pinks and coho's. The coho are of significant size in the lake right now and we haven't seen fish of this caliber around in many years. It is going to be a fun fall when they hit the rivers as we are catching lots of 6-8lb fish right now out of Superior. In other shop news Rex, our beloved shop dog took his last fishing trip Friday and Koda will carry the torch as our resident greeter.