This is what our waters are known for; creeks that are cold and clear. We like them that way and so do the trout.
Seney, MI. Brook Trout. The Fox River rises from a semi-open marsh draining the Deadman Lake in eastern Alger County about 10 miles southwest of Grand Maris. It flows in a southeasterly direction for 35 miles mostly in Schoolcraft County until it empties into the Manistique River near the village of Germfask. The Fox River Basin is about 10 miles wide and 26 miles long. An excellent brook Trout Stream it is widely accepted that this is the river Ernest Hemingway fished when he wrote the Nick Adams stories and not the Big Two-Hearted. No one knows for sure but they are both excellent Brook Trout streams. The Fox and its east Branch have been included in Michigan's Natural Rivers Program. In addition, 18 miles of the Main Stream above Seney and 15 miles of the East Branch from M-77 to the Luce County line have beeen designated Michigan Blue Ribbon Trout streams. It is still possible to catch the 2 or 3 pound Brookie here although most are in the 10-11 inch range. It is a beautiful pristene trout stream largely unchanged since the days of Hemingway's visit. It is not an easy stream to flyfish or canoe. But, those with some skills at both pursuits will be amply rewarded. Lodging. Seney, Mi. Motels. Guides and Canoe Rentals -Uncle Ducky Outfitters (906-228-5447)
Yellow Dog River
Big Bay, Mi. Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout. This river flows through Baraga County in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is approximately 51 miles (82 km) in length, with about 85 miles (137 km) of tributaries. The main branch begins at the outflow from Bulldog Lake in the Ottawa National Forest on the boundary between Baraga and Marquette counties. The river's mouth is on Lake Independence, near Big Bay, Michigan and is part of the Lake Superior watershed. A section of the Yellow Dog River is a National Wild and Scenic River. The first four miles (6 km) of the river, from its origin to the national forest boundary was designated on March 3, 1992. The Yellow Dog River drops sharply through numerous outcrops and cascades within the 17,000 acre (69 km²) McCormick Wilderness. Vegetation consists of large Eastern White Pine, Eastern Hemlock, Sugar Maple, Northern Red Oak, and other old-growth northern hardwood species. The river runs through the Yellow Dog Plains, a remote and virtually untouched wilderness. There are many beautiful waterfalls along its length. Guides- Uncle Ducy Outfitters (906-228-5447)
Skanee, Mi. Steelhead. Coho Salmon. Brook Trout. Actually the are 3 rivers that drain into Lake Superior via Huron Bay. Slate, Ravine, and the Silver. All have runs but we feel the Silver to be the best of the trio. Spring runs of Steelhead, fall migrations of salmon, and the resident brook trout populations make the Silver an excellent fishing stream. The Main Stream descends through rugged topographythat ranges in elevation from 1600 ft. near the headwaters to 690 feet at the mouth in a short 20 miles. The wide stream valley is narrowed in spots by bedrock outcroppings. The clean-running beautiful river has two major waterfalls and lots of heart-stopping fast water chutes that are impossible to negotiate with a canoe. Waders must use extreme caution.The best steelhead fishing occurs below the Silver Falls, which has a public access for 3/4 mile. There is also a public access near the river mouth which affords some surf-fishing opportunities. Resorts in Area. Motel! 's in Lanse. Fly/Bait/Tackle-Indian Country Sports (906-524-6518) Guides-Uncle Ducky Outfitters (906-228-5447)
Munising, Mi. Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Brook Trout, Steelhead, Brown Trout. Enters Lake Superior at Munising Bay. Open to fishing all year, for species in season, from mouth upstream to railroad bridge. Very good fishing at the river mouth for coho and steelhead. Excellent water quality. The upper and middle part of the river consist of rolling hills of sand with numerous veins of gravel and pockets of small rocks. Gradient is moderate to fast and the cold water inflow is good even into the summer. The last two miles are old lake bed with slow water flow. Valley Spur Creek, Wagner Creek, and Fish Hatchery Creek are excellent Brook Trout tributaries. River mouth and at least 2 miles upstream best fishing. Motels in Munising . Guides- Uncle Ducky Outfitters (906-228-5447)
Newberry, Mi. Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, The Two-Hearted River and its four branches run west to east across northern Luce County for over 100 miles. The system made famous by the Ernest Hemingway "Nick Adams Stories" bears the same name and drains a watershed of over 180 square miles of mostly remote lowland forests, marsh and bog. The high quality of the tea-colored water reflects relatively undisturbed natural conditions. The Two-hearted is the only Michigan stream to be designated a wilderness river under the states Natural Rivers program. Most of it can be fly-fished and fishing pressure on the upper reaches is low to moderate. It is canoeable from the High Bridge on County Road 407 to the mouth. At the mouth is the Rainbow Lodge. Motel, Store- (906-658-3357) Motels and Resorts around Newberry. Guides and Canoe Rentals- Uncle Ducky Outifitters (906-228-5447)