Flies for Hope on Paint Creek

Michigan's Regular Trout Season had a cold, chilly start on April 26, but that means our local Paint Creek is now open for fishing. It also means the 2014 Paint Creek Fly for Hope Trout Tournament and the Ryan Rocks Bluegill Fly Fishing Event are approaching soon. Both events will happen on Saturday, May 31 at the Rochester Municipal Park. This is an enormously popular one-day event founded on the motto “Fly Fishing, Friendship, Good Humor, Good Times.” Anglers may donate $25 per person ($50 … [Read more...]

Seasons of Fishing Hope Again Come ‘Round

For Rochester area fishermen it was a hard winter. In fact it was brutal. With nearly four months of record snow and sub-zero temperatures there was very little fishing joy going on, especially for fly fishermen. Locally, the Clinton River was frozen over in many spots and, even worse, unsafe shelf-ice made our bold winter steelheaders stay home and tie flies. Some, in acute desperation, dashed north-west to the classic Pere Marquette River but, even there, with thin results. However, things are … [Read more...]