Boardman River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Boardman River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Upper river is now in transition to midday fishing with terrestrials, attractors, and rubber-legged patterns. Mousing continues to be good from dark to dawn, and streamer fishing is fair in the early mornings. Keep an eye out for tricos starting and fish feeding on them early mornings. RIVER OPEN FROM UNION STREET TO THE MOUTH IN DOWNTOWN TRAVERSE CITY. NO FISHING WITHIN 300 FEET ABOVE OR BELOW THE WEIR AT HALL STREET. YOU CAN BUY YOUR 2019 MICHIGAN "ALL SPECIES" FISHING LICENSE BY GOING TO http://streamsideorvis.com/394-2/ AND CLICKING THE LINK. 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: 42 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 66 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: early afternoon and early evening

Best stretch: Forks to Sheck's

Best access point: Shumsky Landing

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Mid-sized hoppers in the sunny sections, and beetles in the darker swampy sections of the upper Boardman. Tricorythodes #20 morning spinnerfalls from 8-10am. Baetis #18 when overcast or rainy. Mousing has been very good from Sheck's to Garfield after dark. Downtown water from Union Street Dam to the mouth is very high and cloudy. Levels are backing up at the mouth of the Boardman and flooding the Clinch launch, but upper Boardman is clear and normal. 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: BOARDMAN RIVER IS NOW OPEN.

Nearest airport: Cherry Capital Traverse City (TVC)

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

Tricos from 8-10am. As sun hits the water and warms it a few degrees, fish will start taking attractors... around 11am. Early morning anglers will find much better streamer fishing now that overnight temps are cooler.

7-Day Forecast

Warm, seasonable weather this week. Go to zip code 49684 for latest weather at your favorite weather site.


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