Fishing Season: All Year

Pere Marquette River - MI

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

37

Pere Marquette Lodge's Tip of the Week

Lots of Steelhead are still in the river. Fishing has been tough with the clear water. Shelf ice has receded.

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Map of Pere Marquette River

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Pere Marquette Lodge

5-Day Outlook as of 1/30/23

It is going to be a bit chilly this week, with temps between 16-26 degrees. Cloudy with some scattered snow.

Techniques & Tips as of 1/30/23

Indicator for Steelhead is always a great technique. Try an egg with a nymph or egg sucking leach dropper.

Local Species Available All Year

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    Trout

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    Steelhead

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    Salmon

Pere Marquette Lodge's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Micro Egg N/A 8
Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper N/A 8-14
Hi-Vis Inchworm N/A 6-10
Tunghead Prince N/A 6-12
Muddler Minnow nat. 2-8
Living Damsel nat. 1-4

Micro Egg

Increase your catch rate with this micro egg trout fly.

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. www.pmlodge.com

Nearest Airport:

Grand Rapids, Gerald R Ford Airport

Hatches:

Egg Flies Egg Sucking Leaches Stone Fly Nymphs Wooly Bugger

Best Time to Fish:

Early Morning or late Evening into Dark

Best Stretch:

M37 to Gleasons Landing (Flies Only)

Best Access:

Green Cottage