Fishing Trips

May

Fish the Pere Marquette River outside of Baldwin Michigan for brown trout during the spring gray drake and Hendrickson hatches.  Accommodations will be provided by the Pere Marquette River Lodge.

The Lodge is a Platinum Level Orvis Dealer and 2015 Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year finalist and features a fully stocked fly shop.  The guide staff is well versed with many local rivers besides the Pere Marquette such as the White, Pine, Au Sable, Manistee and Muskegon.

The Pere Marquette River Lodge features three lodging options depending on whether you are fishing by yourself or as part of a group.

The Lodge is within walking distance to the Pere Marquette River and sleeps a maximum of 34 people in 10 rooms.  Rooms feature cable TV and wifi.  The Lodge great room is an ideal meeting place for groups with a fireplace and an adjoining kitchen where meals can be prepared.

Five Cabins are within walking distance of the Pere Marquette River and each has a deck, outdoor grill, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, and cable TV.

The River House and Pine Hollow House are located on the banks of the Pere Marquette River and both sleep eight people.

Guide service via drift boat is recommended to fish the Pere Marquette and much of its private property although pubic access is available to the upper “Flies Only” section of the river for anglers who would like wade fish on their own.   

The Pere Marquette River Lodge and Fly Shop is located in Baldwin on M-37 and is an Orvis endorsed outfitter.

Details on dates and costs to come.  

 

 

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June

The Oak Brook Chapter is invited to share a four-day weekend with the Lee Wulff chapter at the historic Wawasum Lodge on the banks of the Au Sable River, down the road from the birthplace of Trout Unlimited. Members can fish the Au Sable River as well as the nearby Manistee River.

The Wawasum Lodge is an historic log building with a great porch overlooking the Au Sable River.  Wawasum—after being donated by the original Stranahan and Bell families of Toledo, Ohio—is now a Michigan State University research and conference facility located on the Au Sable River six miles east of Grayling.

The name Wawasum means “Plain View” in the Ojibwa Indian language and was given to the camp in 1905 by Chief David Shoppenagon, an Au Sable guide and woodsman. At that time, because of the extensive logging of the region’s pine forests, the view from the high bank on which the camp is built was unobstructed for miles to the south. Since then, the forests have regenerated, slowly obscuring the view beyond the river.

Just down the road is the Gates Au Sable Lodge and Fly Shop which offers guide service, local fishing reports as well as flies and equipment.

Details on dates and costs to come.  

 

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October

Fish the blue ribbon rivers and streams of the Missouri Ozarks and enjoy the fall colors of the Ozark mountains.

Details on dates and costs to come.

Sunrise over a hill at Lower Ozark near Eminence, MO