Watch this FlyFishing float trip that Dennis did down the Au Sable River with Michigan Out of Doors TV

Au Sable River

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                                            River Update 3-1-15
Winter winding down? Maybe and we sure hope so!! It happens every Spring, we get a few days of early thaw that makes you think spring is here, and it turns out to be Mother Nature Winter giving you a head fake and smashing you with her knee to your groin saying ha ha you know better then that I haven't left you yet! No matter what, it won't be long. Early Spring is a lot of work getting private landings on some of the Rivers I fish ready, and getting rid of all the trees that have fallen in the River over the long harsh Winter months of wind, snow, and ice that cause the trees to fall. Everything has ran late the past couple of years, because of all the runoffs and cold temps, but we will just have to wait and see. Usually we are Steelhead Fishing the 1st part of April, and Dry Fly Fishing the 1st of May, and then Nymphs & Streamers the rest of the year, but that all depends on water levels and water temps. Soon as you can get in and out of the River, I will be at 989-873-6547 or you can always shoot me a email if you want to book a trip. I will have River updates weekly as soon as we start fishing daily on the River. Tight lines and lots of fish and I'll see you round the bend! Check out the pics below of some of my hand tied Streamers. You can purchase them at Trophy Water's Fly Shop in Mio, or shoot me a email or give me a call. Call early to set up Prime Time Hatch Fishing as I book really fast for the Big Hatches. You can check the Weather link above and click on webcam and that will give you updated pics of the condition of the river. God Bless and see you soon.You can check my above USGS River Flow page for water temps on the Au Sable on a daily basis. Check out the updated photo page Trophy Room!

God Bless Dennis Davis/RiverGuide 

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Spring Steelhead

April till 1st week of May (short time!!)
We fish for Steelhead on some pretty private waters and that's all I will say about that. We fish from a Lund Alaskan Jon Boat and use Egg patterns as well as Nympths. Big Fish! Big Fun! I generally book from year to year, but you can call to see if I have any cancellations if you are interested in booking a Steelie trip.


May thru 1st week of October.
We fish for Brown's, Rainbows, and Brookies on the famous Au Sable River known as the Trophy Waters out of Mio, MI. Streamer's, Dry's, and Nympths are all on the menu daily. we supply rods, fly's, leaders and fish out of a Hyde Driftboat. Comfortable and safe. Call early for prime dates which are May & June and end of August thru September (Prime time fishing!) depending on waters temps and water levels in late Summer.

We are a full service accomplished guide service offering full and half day guided flyfishing trips on the famous Au Sable River in Mio, MI. We hold permits and fish all State Waters on the Au Sable River, and other neighboring smaller rivers. Please keep in mind that we can't control the weather, but I am committed to giving you the best trip possible on any given day.

DNR licensed and insured and fishng out of a Hyde Driftboat for the big water, Dry Fly Float Boat for smaller rivers, and a Alaskan Style Lund Boat for Steelhead trips.

Your equipment or mine. Proud to showcase Temple Fork Outfitters equipment

We supply leaders & all my own hand tied flies at no cost if you don't have your own. You bring polarized glasses, and be ready to fish.

Catch and Release trout fishing for browns, rainbows, and brookies.
Not just a boat ride, we catch fish.

Novice or beginner fisherman welcome.

Streamer fishing upon request.

If you book early we can usually get multiple boats for business or family trips on the river, but please call early for primetime fishing.

Dennis has been guiding full time for almost 11 years now, but has been chasing Trout around Northern Michigan since he was a kid.

To book your FlyFishing adventure with Dennis call:

April thru September call 989-873-6547

October thru March call 313-291-2914

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Click on grey link above for Au Sable River flows & temps

Trout are a sacred fish, and any Trout caught on a Fly is a trophy! 

       Whether I am fishing or hunting "We never get skunked, we just run out of time!!