Frequently Asked Questions:
Where is your home base of operations? How far from Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Mackinac Bridge?
Marquette, Michigan. From Chicago- 6.0 hours, Detroit- 7.5 hours, Milwaukee-5.0 hours, Mackinac Bridge- 3.0 hours. Far enough away from major cities, so you don't fight the crowds.
What is the best time of the year to go fishing with you?
Trout seasons opens the last Saturday in April through the end of September is the best for trout and salmon
What tackle and equipment do you provide?
Everything you will need including rods, reels, line, flies, waders, and boats. We do not provide personal items such as sunglasses, rain gear, sun protection items.
Is lodging included?
On our package trips only. We can assist you in obtaining a discount if you want.
Do you have any Lodges or Resorts that you recommend or work with?
Yes. Ask us for more information
Do you take credit cards?
Yes- Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
Is a deposit required?
Yes. $100.00 per day
What is your refund policy?
30 days notice 100%, Under 30 days notice 50 %. Weather 100%
Is lunch included on your trips?
Yes, if requested. $10.00 fee per person. Included with package trips
Is there airline service to your location?
Yes- Northwest from Detroit and Minneapolis, American from Chicago.
Do you provide local transportation?
Yes if you need it
Do you do other types of fishing?
Yes- Great Lakes Trolling, Inland Lakes Fishing, Spin-Cast in Rivers and Streams
What should we bring along?
Personal items such as Polarized Glasses, sunscreen, hat, rain gear, dry socks, camera, cooler for fish, etc.
What types of fish can we expect to catch?
Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chinook Salmon, Pink Salmon, Coho Salmon, Northern Pike, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill.
Do you have an assortment of the best local flies?
What weight rods and line do you recommend?
A 4 or 5 wt. is good for brook, browns and rainbow trout. For steelhead/salmon, bass, northern pike, and muskie - 6 to 9 wt. work best. For the lighter fish like bluegills we recommend 2 or 3 wt.
What can we expect to learn from your training?
-How to select proper rods, reels, and line
-Basic casting skills
-Placement and presentation of your fly
-Intro to entomology
Can we keep any of the fish caught?
We encourage catch and release, but also understand trout are tasty.
So, yes fish can be kept, but following State of Michigan regulations.
Can we bring alcohol along?
Yes, if kept to a minimum
What is the minimum age?
Varies with people but around 8-9
Am I required to have a fishing license?
Yes, if 17 or older
Where do I get a fishing license?
Sporting Goods Stores, Holiday Gas Stations, Wal-Mart
Can I bring my own equipment?
Do you offer any lodging discounts?
Yes at the Holiday Inn
What are the best rivers in the area?
It depends upon the fish sought and time of year. The Yellow Dog River is probably the easiest all around local river to fish, but The Fox and Escanaba Rivers are about as close to Montana style fishing as it gets.
What type of fly equipment do you use?
Temple Fork Fly Rods and Reels
What is the best time of the day to go?
With the hatch of course. But generally early morning and late evening
Is your training certified?
No. It is not meant to be a certified fly fishing course but an on the job training experience.