Pere Marquette river
The Pere Marquette river is running near average flows for this time and overall the "river" is in great condition - that being levels and temps.
Same story for a couple weeks....what we've lacked for the salmon run in a sustained east wind to push warm water offshore in lake Michigan. That said, recent heavy rains that came through all of west Michigan, did bring the water up some and we've seen more fish movement in the last couple days, than in the previous week. Salmon are quick to find gravel right now and not many are bunching up in typical, large staging pools.
Daytime hatches in the upper river near Baldwin include some Trico's and BWO's, both best in the mornings or cloudy days. Terrestrial fishing had been bringing some fish to the surface as well.
Recent trips have brought a few fish to the net and it will only improve with dropping water temps, both in the river and "hopefully" lake MI as well.
Salmon are in most all stretches of the river, but not yet concentrated in any given area.
Water temps in the low to mid 50's.
The famous Pere Marquette is a spring fed river system, which begins just east of the town of Baldwin, MI and flows nearly 100 miles west into Pere Marquette lake, neighboring the coastal town of Ludington on lake Michigan's shoreline. The "PM", as it's known, is home to the famous "hex" fly, which hatches at dusk, in June and traditionally brings the largest trout in the river to the surface for their once a year feast on these giant mayflies. The Pere Marquette, being a moderate river in size, spans from 15-40 yards in width for a majority of the river system and is best fly fished via dry fly, streamer and indicator nymphing techniques. Designated a "National Scenic river" by the United States Department of Agriculture, and with a protected "flies only - catch & release" stretch, the PM draws both anglers and outdoor enthusiasts from across the country.