Pere Marquette River Report

March 3, 2023

Well it’s been a little less than a month since my last report. The fly shop renovation is finally complete, a couple of weeks later than expected, but it looks awesome. So excited this is finally completed. Thank you, Chad, and everyone who put in so much hard work on this project.

They seemed to be everywhere but where I fished yesterday. I put in at Scottsville, and four of us hooked three fish and landed one. Seems like all the fish in the lower river moved up. Everyone else that I spoke to that fish in the upper and middle sections of the river rocked out. Currently the river is running around 905 cfs and chock full of fish, most of which are either spawning or done and about to be gone without you even knowing they were here except for the humped-up gravel. Like I mentioned in my last report, most of these fish are winter run and are going to boot, scoot and boogey really quick.

On the other hand, depending on where you get your weather from, we are either supposed to get hit with 12” of snow or less than 1” of snow on Friday. It’s going to be in the mid 40’s throughout the next week with rain coming on Monday. Between the snow melt and up coming rain we should be getting a new push of fish real soon.

We still have some openings for our Steelhead school this weekend. Check it out here:

If you are interested, give the shop a call 231.745.3972

Good luck and hope to see you out there soon.



Pere Marquette River Lodge