Fishing Season: All Year

Pere Marquette River - MI

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Pere Marquette Lodge's Tip of the Week

The river has gone down and is currently at 621 and is clear.

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Pere Marquette Lodge

5-Day Outlook as of 9/15/21

High 70's in the day, 60s and 50s at night.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/15/21

Nymphs and dry flies during the day and evenings. .

Current Conditions as of 9/15/21

High 70's in the day, 60s and 50s at night.

Local Species Available All Year

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Pere Marquette Lodge's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Hi-Vis Inchworm N/A 12-16
Travis Para Ant N/A 12-16
Elk Wing Caddis Nat. 10-18
Hopper N/A 6-12
Zonker white 2-8
Nutcracker 1 4

Hi-Vis Inchworm

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Pere Marquette Lodge's Recommended Gear

Description: About Pere Marquette River

The Pere Marquette River is one the Michigan's blue ribbon claims to fame. Our migratory fish runs are what separates this river from most. The mighty King Salmon start showing up around late August and take over the river by the tens of thousands through mid October. The lower you go in the river the more these fish are like a freight train as they just entered the river strong and vibrant. Fall Steelhead come up the river to feed on the King's caviar, these fish are explosive and acrobatic this time of year. Mon eggs four months out of the year. It's the very first river to have the German Brown Trout planted in it. Prolific hatches and nigharch and April we are visited by thousands of spawning Steelhead. If you are not a migratory fisherman not to worry. But keep in mind this is also one of the best times to clean up on big trout. You see our trout grow to exponential size hanging out behind the spawning fish gorging t time fishing produce life time achiever trout. If you're not a night time fisherman the terrestrial hatches in July and August can produce some great fishing while you work on your tan wet wading. We have lodging available on the river.

Nearest Airport:

Grand Rapids, Gerald R Ford Airport


Terrestrials (Hoppers, Beetles, Ants)

Best Time to Fish:

Mid Mornings and afternoon

Best Stretch:

M37 to Gleasons Landing (Flies Only)

Best Access:

Green Cottage