Kalamazoo River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Kalamazoo River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fish surface flies over structure or near undercut banks, don't be scared to dead drift poppers, Smallies love easy meals!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Kalamazoo River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 1000

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 75 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning/Evening

Best stretch: Albion to Allegan

Best access point: Latitude/Longitude: 85 35 42 25

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike

Fishing season: Early Summer

Nearest airport: Kalamazoo Battle Creek AZO

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Kalamazoo River Description

The Kalamazoo River from the confluence of the North and South Branches in Albion, Michigan is roughly 123 miles in length flowing Westward and emptying into Lake Michigan in Saugatuck, Michigan. Throughout its course, the river is home to an excellent smallmouth bass and northern pike fishery. It also has numerous cold-water tributaries that sustain healthy populations of Trout. The lower Kalamazoo River downstream ...

Techniques & Tips

Strip or swing streamers near any current breaks or log jams where predators will be holding waiting for prey to swim by. Fish surface flies over structure or near undercut banks, don't be scared to dead drift poppers, Smallies love easy meals!

7-Day Forecast

The Summer pattern is here, if you love to see fish eat surface flies with reckless abandon, the time is now!

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