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Tag Archives: Hex

  • Au Sable & Manistee River Report : 5-28-2015

    What a crazy Spring.  We’ve had amazing mid-eighty degree weather that was followed up by mornings in the twenties.  The weather has been a yoyo spinning between unseasonably warm and unseasonably cold temperatures, and flashing between dusty dry spells and multi-day soppers.  It’s made the fishing just as schizophrenic. That said, it’s been a pretty good ride.  Especially, if last May is the measure.  Things are much improved this year, if even still a little screwy.  We...
  • June 25 : Au Sable and Manistee Hex Report

    The much heralded and fabled Hex hatch is well started on the Au Sable River, and should get going in all area rivers very soon with a weather forecast boasting a string of 80 degree days. This certainly should be a week of peak activity on area streams. The Hexagenia limbata hatch, or Hex hatch for short, is also commonly known as the Giant Michigan Mayfly, fish-fly, or the caddis. Years past, secretive locals disguised talk of the Hex hatch by calling the enormous mayflies, the caddi...