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 1-23-15                                          
Well as you can see and feel, if you live in Michigan, is is offically Winter!! Sub Zero temps and 20 below wind chills are telling you it's not time for Fly Fishing, it's time for Fly Tying! A nice warm fire and a cup of coffee and sitting down at your tying bench will help the time go by until we can all get back on the saddle again, that is the saddle of our Driftboats and back on the water this Spring doing what we love so well, which is chasing and catching Trout & Steelhead. Last year during March & April we had a hard time just getting to the River. It was late April by the time we could fish. We will just have to see what kind of Winter that Mother Nature has in store for us. So sit down tie some fly's, and I'll be watching my favorite video "The River". Until Spring when we meet around the bend stay warm and think Trout, and let them swim in your head until we can see them swimming in the River once more! Just a bit of info for you also, I am eating Tag Sandwiches this year, no venison for me. Saw some small Deer, but decided not to shoot. Slow Season for Deer in Southern MI for the 2014 hunts. Call early to set up Prime Times in Mid May thru June as I book really fast for the Prime Times. 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. 

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!!