Boardman River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Boardman River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Get some rest! Early morning tricos afternoon mousing all night long... Or... attractors all afternoon. I know what I choose. Seriously, I recommend tricos early mornings (look for the cedar waxwings eating them) and then changing over to Patriots, skunks, Madam X,... all afternoon long. NOTE: SEASON IS NOW OPEN. NO FISHING WITHIN 300 FEET ABOVE OR BELOW THE WEIR AT HALL STREET. YOU CAN BUY YOUR NEW MICHIGAN "ALL SPECIES" FISING LICENSE BY GOING TO http://streamsideorvis.com/394-2/ AND CLICKING THE LINK. FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING AT STREAMSIDEORVIS.COM Check out the STREAMSIDEORVIS.COM! Stream reports (http://www.streamsideorvis.com/category/stream-reports/), blogs, and great deals!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Boardman River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Hawkins Outfitters,
Streamside Orvis

Water flow: normal

Visibility: 38 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 67 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mornings to midday

Best stretch: Garfield Bridge to Shumsky Landing

Best access point: Forks to Sheck's Campground

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Cooler temps are coming this week and the tricos are starting early mornings around 7:30am. (tricorythodes #20-22) Sulfers (ephemerella dorothea #18) continue evenings, light Cahills #12-14, yellow stoneflies #14, tan caddis #14, are now emerging all over the system above Sabin Dam into the North and South branches. Attractor time is now upon us and terrestrials will now become stronger each week. Some late evening fishing is still very good, and mousing continues to bring big fish to the fly. Visit the new STREAMSIDEORVIS.COM website for blogs, tips, photos... and more! Like us on Facebook too.

Fish species: Brook trout, brown trout above Sabin Dam. Chinook and coho, trout, steelhead, smallmouth below Sabin

Fishing season: RIVER IS NOW OPEN.

Nearest airport: Cherry Capital Traverse City (TVC)

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Boardman River Description

RIVER IS NOW OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2018. RIVER OPEN BELOW SABIN DAM TO THE MOUTH. CLOSED 300 FEET ABOVE AND BELOW HALL STREET WEIR.

The beautiful Boardman River, birthplace of the Adams fly, starts east and south of Traverse City and ends as it flows into the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan. Self-sustaining populations of rainbow, brown and brook trout inhabit all sections of ...

Techniques & Tips

In the upper branches, brookies are taking Adams parachutes and other attractors like Patriots all day long and into the evening. Mornings will have some tricos with feeders 7-9am. Sulfurs will take over evenings from 8-9pm. Then, from 9-10 isonychia will start. Best odds are for attractor patterns like a PMX or Ron's Yellow Skunk all midday into the late afternoon.

7-Day Forecast

Cooler temps this week. Go to zip code 49684 for latest weather at your favorite weather site.

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