Pere Marquette River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Pere Marquette River, MI
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Pere Marquette River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
There are fish throughout the entire river system. Watch for chrome fish to be working up and holding at the top of the runs and behind the winter spawners.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Pere Marquette River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Pere Marquette Lodge

Water flow: 918

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Mid Mornings and afternoon

Best stretch: M37 to Green Cottage

Best access point: Green Cottage

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Eggs Nymphs Swing Flies

Fish species: Trout, Steelhead, Salmon

Fishing season: All Year

Nearest airport: Grand Rapids, Gerald R Ford Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

Pere Marquette River Description

The Pere Marquette River is one the Michigan's blue ribbon claims to fame. Our migratory fish runs are what separates this river from most. The mighty King Salmon start showing up around late August and take over the river by the tens of thousands until mid October. The lower you go in the river the more these fish are like a freight train as they just entered the river strong and vibrant. Fall Steelhead come ...

Techniques & Tips

Egg patterns and nymphs for steelhead and trout. Swinging flies and stripping streamers can be very effective when water conditions are right.

7-Day Forecast

The river is stained form the rainfall received last week and the water levels are looking healthier. Temperatures are in the thirties at night and high forties and fifties during the day.


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