Fishing Season: Year Round

Huron River - MI

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Temperature 39°



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Schultz Outfitters's Tip of the Week

Streamers and Dredge Flies

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Map of Huron River

Water Flow Data

5-Day Outlook as of 3/2/24

warm-up will have fish chewing

Techniques & Tips as of 3/2/24


Local Species Available Year Round

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    smallmouth bass

Schultz Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Schultzy's Low Water Crayfish olive/ tan 2
Ian's Epoxy Minnow green/yellow 2
Schultzy's S3 Sculpin black 1
Cone Head Muddler Minnow green 2
Mickey Finn yellow/tan 4
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer N/A

Schultzy's Low Water Crayfish

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Schultz Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Huron River

The Huron River is located in Southeast Michigan, rising out of the Huron Swamp in Indian Springs Metropark in northern Oakland County and flowing into Lake Erie on the boundary between Wayne County and Monroe County. In addition to thirteen parks, game areas, and recreation areas, the river passes through the cities of Dexter, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Flat Rock and Rockwood. The Huron River offers a variety of different water features including slow and deep stretches to your typical riffles, runs and holes. It runs 125 miles (201 km). There are 24 major tributaries totaling about 370 miles (600 km) in addition to the mainstream. The Huron River watershed drains 908 square miles (2,350 km2). It is the only state-designated Country-Scenic Natural River in southeast Michigan. This includes 27.5 miles (44.3 km) of the mainstream, plus an additional 10.5 miles (16.9 km) of three tributaries. The Huron offers great fishing opportunities for Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Bluegill, Catfish and Carp throughout much of the river system. The stretches below Belleville Dam to the mouth at Lake Erie also offer anglers the opportunity for Steelhead, Muskie and Walleye. From the Mast Road Bridge in the Village of Dexter and downstream to the Delhi Road Bridge, the Huron River is designated as Catch and Release for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. This Blue Ribbon Smallmouth Bass Stream fishes well from the last Saturday in April until late October. Although streamer fishing is a preferred tactic on the Huron River, there are also exceptional hatches of White Flies, Hex, Isonychia, Caddis, Hoppers and Ants that will bring the bass to the surface.

Nearest Airport:

Detroit Metro (DTW)

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

Telegraph Rd to Ford St

Best Access:

Flat Rock Dam to I-75