Boardman River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Boardman River, MI
Bookmark and Share
Boardman River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
A dose of Winter is here this week with heavy snowfall and cold temps. Early morning anglers are having more success when fish are rested for 8 hours. Fish ladder at Union Street dam is closed. 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 MICHIGAN "ALL SPECIES" FISING 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 Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Hawkins Outfitters,
Streamside Orvis

Water flow: normal

Visibility: 29 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mornings and late afternoons

Best stretch: Union Street Dam to the mouth

Best access point: Parking lot below Hall Street weir.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Downtown steelhead numbers are dwindling. Fish continue to enter the river, but in fewer numbers now. Fish are weired-off at Union Street where fish ladder is closed. Indicator fishing with eggs and nymph patterns or chuck and duck technique is effect when fresh fish are in from Union Street to the mouth. Steelhead are taking nymph and egg combinations below indicators in the lower river to the mouth. No fishing 100 feet below or above the weir. 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 CLOSED ABOVE SABIN DAM UNTIL APRIL 27, 2019

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

Indicator rig with Thingamabobber 1.5X above the terminal fly. 0X leader with single nymph or egg below. Tight-line technique is also successful with small indicator, small weight 6 inches above terminal fly, and a downstream mend below the fly to keep tippet tight. Chuck and duck anglers are suing 20# butt section to a barrel swivel and 12# tippet to an egg and nymph fly.

7-Day Forecast

More normal cold temps with some snow this week. Go to zip code 49684 for latest weather at your favorite weather site.

Save Email


Add Your Fishing Report