Pere Marquette River Report

April 12, 2021

Spring is here and so are the fish. The water is up with the recent rains. The remaining steelhead should push up with the water and the end of the run is near. If you haven’t made it up this season, now is the time. We are experiencing good steelhead fishing and the trout bite has been good as well.

Spring on the Pere Marquette River!

The fish are keying up on eggs and nymphs. Black stoneflies in size 8,10 and 12. Hexes in size 6, and 8. Egg patterns tied in size 10 or 12 are always a good choice. Try mixing up colors and sizes until you find what they want. Floating lines, running lines, Skagit tips or Scandi heads are the go to ways to present your flies. Does any of this sound like some complicated secret code? There is a lot to learn and one of the best ways to break down the learning curve is by attending one of our schools!

Trout season is right around the corner. While most people have been here for our fall and spring fisheries, many overlook the best kept secret of the PM…trout season. Don’t let this year pass you by without visiting us for some good old fun! Streamer fishing kicks it off, dry fly season follows it up. Give us a call and we can get you on the fish

Brown trout love flies.


Hope to see you soon!

Chris Raines – Guide

Pere Marquette River Lodge

231 745 3972