Current shop hours are 8am to 6pm seven days a week!  The shop WAS stuffed with inventory…including flies, rods, waders and all terminal tackle.  Unfortunately, we are STILL waiting for some items/inventory/flies that we ordered in October…go figure!!!!  We are doing our best and have the BEST staff ever!!!!  Come in and grab a cup of coffee on a cold/rainy day and find out!  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!


We have set a date for the spring River Clean-Up..Saturday, April 23, 2022…more detail to follow and hope you can join us and/or grab a friend to help out!  It is a very worthy cause and worth donating a day towards river karma.  It’s an incredible resource, so let’s keep it pure and protected!  Even if you can’t join us on the official clean-up date…do your part and grab every little bit you can along the way!  Thank you!

The trout bite has picked up over the last couple weeks with more spawning activity and fry hatching.  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.

Here are a couple that did not swim out of the net…Many, Many more were bagged, measured and released for my Great Lakes Angler Diary…”Love ’em & Leave ’em!”  Thank you everyone that was in the boat this week!!!  It was a great week and looking forward to the dry fly season at this point in time…I spotted a handful of risers this week!

We have been very busy and thankful for all the trips, reservations and traffic through the shop!  We are wrapping up our steelhead season this week and will start focusing on trout in the near future!!  Streamers and swung fry patterns will get the job done.  I have been seeing stonefly dries popping daily and BWO’s having fish looking up at certain times….It is getting close….trout will be looking up soon!!!

We have some awesome trout days available throughout this spring and summer, so please give us a call to book up a guide and/or lodging!  231-745-3529  Happy Easter and enjoy the spring!