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. Cold overnights, dropping water temps, and some rain will continue to bring baetis to the surface and brown and brook trout to gravel and improve the streamer bite. Weir is not open in the lower river and latent king salmon are in the river up to Union Street Bridge. 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 Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Hawkins Outfitters,
Streamside Orvis

Water flow: normal

Visibility: 32 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early morning to dusk

Best stretch: Oleson Bridge to Robbins Bridge

Best access point: Robbins Bridge

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Clouds and rain will bring baetis (pseudocloeon anoka #22) Mousing is stll good after midnight. Midge hatchers continue mornings. 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

Blue-winged olives when clouds and rain comes. Watch for pods of feeding fish along the banks where these tiny blue-winged olives like to emerge. Fish will gather there and sip all day long on gray days. Mousing late nights too. Kings continue to enter the river and collect at Front St. weir in small pods. Some steelhead are mixed in and passed to Union Street Dam.

7-Day Forecast

Cold overnights, rain, and shortened light duration will help the streamer bite and bring baetis to the surface in the water from Oleson Bridge to Boardman Lake. Swinging and stripping streamers has been good. Go to zip code 49684 for latest weather at your favorite weather site.


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