Boardman River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Boardman River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing above Keystone Road Bridge is now closed. Fishing will continue all year from Keystone Road to the mouth. Warm midday temps will help the fishing this week. Euro nymphing is clearly the more successful technique lately. Streamer fishing is good right now. Weir is open in the lower river and latent coho and lake run brown trout are in the river up to Union Street Dam. 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 2020 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 Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Hawkins Outfitters,
Streamside Orvis

Water flow: normal

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 35 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: midday to dusk

Best stretch: Oleson Bridge to Robbins Bridge

Best access point: Robbins Bridge

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Tiny black stoneflies #16 (in the sunshine) when above freezing temps and sunshine return. 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 CLOSED UPSTREAM OF KEYSTONE ROAD BRIDGE OCTOBER 1 TO LAST SATURDAY IN APRIL.

Nearest airport: Cherry Capital Traverse City (TVC)

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Tech nymphing is the preferred method right now. Pick a deep run or riffle with some cobble for cover and drift a tungston jig-head nymph for some success. Red and purple are best choices. If a tech nymph line and leader is not available, use a long flourocarbon leader, very small indicator, and a heavy tungston bead head nymph.

7-Day Forecast

Cold overnight temps with above freezing midday temps this week. Nymph and streamer fishing from Oleson Bridge to Boardman Lake will continue to be fair. Midweek temps will be above freezing making fishing much easier. Swinging and stripping streamers has been good as well. Colder temps and some snow next week. Go to zip code 49684 for latest weather at your favorite weather site.


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