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youghriverguide
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Michigan Hotspotting Info

Post by youghriverguide » Thu May 07, 2015 8:51 am

Dear Michigan Draketards:

Life is taking me to Traverse City next weekend; though I might be staying in Grayling Saturday and Sunday. Any suggestions on where to spend a day fishing near either venue? Should I bring a drifty?

Thanks.
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Re: Michigan Hotspotting Info

Post by stratabass » Thu May 07, 2015 9:05 pm

Carp....if it's warm enough.
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Post by SageBrush » Fri May 08, 2015 9:20 am

Grayling...... :cool

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Re: Michigan Hotspotting Info

Post by Woolybug25 » Fri May 08, 2015 9:22 am

Let me check my schedule, I may be available next weekend if you want some company.

Bring the drifter.

I'll shoot you a pm. :cool
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Re: Michigan Hotspotting Info

Post by Ajax » Sat May 09, 2015 10:13 am

I'd fish the Upper Manistee... You'll cross it west of Grayling on M-72. Things are starting to pop pretty good there with solid Hendrickson's the past few afternoons and evenings, and the fish are finally looking up. I'm hearing that the North & South branches of the Au Sab are also starting to go, but there's no consistent reports of where or when.

Ditto on Spike's... Read the plaques on the wall commemorating the stunning quantities of beer consumed by NG MP platoons way back when. My brother was in one of those units.

My favorite fly shop in the area is Old Au Sable, right on the river where it crosses Business 75. Here's a link to their latest report...

http://www.oldausable.com/blog/category/river-reports/

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Re: Michigan Hotspotting Info

Post by SageBrush » Mon May 11, 2015 11:34 am

revisited................Remember the Spikeburger but don't pass up the Onion Rings...best ever. :cool
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Re: Michigan Hotspotting Info

Post by cerevisiaephilus » Tue May 12, 2015 7:10 am

If I was in Traverse City next weekend, I'd definitely fish Mission Point for smallmouth and carp.

Upper Manistee could be a good float, but car spotting there is a pain in the ass, and easy to get lost. There was one dude that ran spots in the area between 72 and 131. And he was trying to move. I'm sure someone filled the void? There are probably more spotter options towards Grayling/72 than towards 131.

Where's Daytripper?

Lower Man could still have quite a few steelhead around and smallmouth are probably starting to move pretty good there too. It's not just Tippy Dam. There's lots of water to float.

Traverse City is a great place to visit.
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Post by DayTripper » Tue May 12, 2015 8:01 pm

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Post by DayTripper » Tue May 12, 2015 8:08 pm

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