Fishing Season: All year

Au Sable River - MI

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Gates Ausable Lodge's Tip of the Week

Ride out this cold snap by keeping your nymph/streamer game sharp

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Map of Au Sable River

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Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Gates Ausable Lodge Full-service fly-shop, guides, dining room and lodging

5-Day Outlook as of 5/6/21

10 degrees cooler than we'd like

Techniques & Tips as of 5/6/21

Fish the afternoons. Look for risers. Make sure you have your caddis box with you.

Current Conditions as of 5/6/21

10 degrees cooler than we'd like

Local Species Available All year

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Description: About Au Sable River

The Au Sable is one of the stablest flowing rivers in the country. Largely fed by springs, it boasts consistent hatches and wild trout. It is a renowned dry-fly river, but is also known as the birthplace of many modern streamer techniques.

Nearest Airport:

Traverse City


Hendricksons Mahoganies Light Hendricksons Black Caddis BWOs

Best Time to Fish:

late afternoon

Best Stretch:

All pretty good

Best Access: