Summer on the Au Sable

Discussion in 'North - North East Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by ausable_steelhead, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. ausable_steelhead

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    Been fishing a few areas of the Big A the last couple weeks and enjoying the variety. It’s been one the strangest years I’ve had. I’ve “checked” for skams twice, and no dice. Already thinking to hell with those things!

    Kept a few of the trout I’ve got and my boys went crazy for them. Some nice fish have come to hand, including a 28” walleye, three browns 20”+ and a 21” rainbow, which I know is a dandy. I’ve also got several nice smallies, including one evening where I hit 4 in 15 minutes; all being 19-20” beauties. Gonna take a break with the coming heat for a couple weeks. Sorry if the pics aren’t fancy, but I’d rather the focus be on the fish themselves:

     
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    The Big A has some awesome smallmouth fishing. Very underrated!
     
  4. Sasquatch Lives

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    My daughters and I have caught some pig smallies out of there this year.
     
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    first fish I ever got on the big A when fishing for steelhead/salmon was a 3 lb smallie on a spinner, go figure, lol. nice job!!!
     
  6. ausable_steelhead

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    Yeah, there are some really huge smallies in there. There are also some largemouth, though I never did get any this summer.

    Here’s a few pics from the last few trips. Walleye slowed down like it often does, but a couple big cats were landed.

     
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    Fished with the boy and our male pup. His turn to go fishing, since my little girl is on her first cycle. Fun day, should’ve had my limit for sure.

    Need rain bad, flow is lowest it’s been all summer. Temp has slid to 72-73*. Salmon should be sniffing in a few weeks.


     
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    Hmmm, not worried about the PFO's ?
     
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    Walleye are a migratory species, and not on the list from what I’ve saw.
     
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    Those are good walleyes and catfish.

    I fish down here in the St. Clair River, but I need to try the Sable River. I did not know there were walleyes. I might try samon fish their this season, maybe I can get a walleye too.
     
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    For what it is worth, the Sable river, and Ausable river, are not the same River. The Sable is in Ludington, while the Ausable runs from Grayling to Oscoda. Both get some Salmon.
     
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