Current shop hours are 8am to 6pm seven days a week!  The shop is stuffed with inventory…including flies, rods, waders and all terminal tackle.  There are still some items we are waiting for but, the shelves are stacked with more on the way.  If we don’t have something you are looking for please let us know and we will track it down for you.  We are a “FISHING” shop that caters to fishermen and their needs to fish the Pere Marquette River and the Lake county area!

It’s been a crazy busy week…”on” and “off” the river personally.  It feels great to be back on the river…..see you out there!!!  Not much has changed…ditto my last report.

Fishing has been great and catching has been good!  The water bumped up for a day or two in the upper river, but settled out too fast.  We received a good shot of rain over night and throughout the day today, plus with more on the way!  There are chrome fish in the holes & runs and fish spawning & in pockets throughout the river.  Find some water and work it over…they are probably there!  I have seen plenty of fish in transitional spots the last couple days, so they are spread out.  That is good news for everyone…spread out and fish the river.  There are fish in places other then the “Hot Spots”!  Go fishing not “hole sittin’!”.

The trout bite has also picked up this week with more spawing activity and fry beginning to hatch.  Hex nymphs, sparrows, stones and fry have been “go to” patterns for me this week.  And of course, eggs in the normal pale pinks and light oranges have been getting bites…go bigger in higher water if the conditions change, but #8’s and #10’s have been doing fine.

I don’t have a lot of time, nor much else to say this week.  It’s been busy and I had a death in the family, so time is thin.  But, with that being said…enjoy every second you have while out there and be thankful for friends & family.  Here are a couple that did not get away….



Enjoy, be safe and please respect one another…good luck & tight lines!