Boardman River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Boardman River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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River is now clear and near normal levels and sulfurs (dorotheas), isonychia, and brown drakes coming off daily in the middle river around Grasshopper Ranch and Brown Bridge. Hex are now active every evening in sections with silt beds. 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 Hot!

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Hawkins Outfitters,
Streamside Orvis

Water flow: normal

Visibility: 37 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 63 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 8-11pm

Best stretch: Sheck's Campground to Brown Bridge

Best access point: Forks, Brown Bridge, Cass Road Bridge

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sulfurs (ephemerella. invaria #16), brown drakes (#10) from 9:30-10:30pm, yellow stoneflies (#14) from 8pm to dark. Isonychia bicolor (#10-12) from 9pm to dark. Hex (hexagenia limbata #4-6) 10:30pm to dark. Mousing is very good after midnight. 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)

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

Fish streamers mornings and midday and attractors all afternoon long. Sulfurs early evening, isonychia, and some yellow stoneflies in the water from Brown Bridge valley to Brown Bridge Road and in the water above Ranch Rudolf as the night approaches. Upper branches are enjoying good brown drake hatches when the temps are warm. Hex arrive for the last hour of daylight.

7-Day Forecast

Hot temps and sunny skies for the next several days expected. River is clear, wadable and in good shape for hatches to continue. Go to zip code 49684 for latest weather at your favorite weather site.


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