Early July

Posted on July 11, 2015 by Dirk Fischbach | 0 comments

In general, the heavy rains have been a disaster for the local fishing – Mill Creek has been more suitable for plowing than fishing, and the Huron has been high and stained for two weeks.

 

Mill Creek:

Was fishing great with streamers and Copper John-style nymphs, and solid dry fly action in the evenings with caddis and small Adams.

 

Huron:

Flows have been about three to four times normal, and the fishing has been slow. Beadhead/conehead Streamers with yellow and brown have scored well, and traditional patterns in black (Woolly Bugger, etc.) have done well when you could get them down. This is boat-water right now, and the wading fisherman (don’t even try it if it is over 800 CFS at Ann Arbor) is at a huge disadvantage.

 

Carp action was really hot before the rains, and if the berries hold out, this game will play out for a couple more weeks.

 

Flint:

The Flint is starting to grass up pretty badly, but still has a bit of float left in it. The problem is that the bite has been weak ever since the high water. Best bets are still Chartreuse Sparkle Minnows and Sparkle Grubs.


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