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Fishing report May 19, 2018
Area streams have settled to normal levels for the most part and the fish have responded nicely. Weather patterns have also provided stable air and water temps to produce good fishing conditions.

The Pigeon is the standout so far this spring. From its upper reaches east of Gaylord downstream to M-68 this stream is fishing beautifully. Caddis and BWO hatches are steady and widespread. Good streamer fishing with zonkers and muddlers have brought both resident fish and a few lake run rainbows still spawning in the river.

The west branch of the Sturgeon is gin clear and producing well. Good brookies and browns are coming to Adams, Caddis, and BWO patterns. Streamers fished around the logjams are bringing good action as well.

The Maple is still high but dropping steadily. Surprisingly it has produced some good days with Caddis and BWO hatches. Try the Damsite down to Brutus Road bridge.

The Black is a bit above normal but fish have been active in the shallow riffles and the head ends of pools. Up and downstream from Tin Shanty Bridge has been good. BWOs and a few Mahogany duns are coming off in the afternoon.

Dropper rigs are always good search setups because they cover more of water column. Any good floating dry will work and a Prince or Pheasant tail nymph (bead head) will bring good action.

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