Guide to Michigan's Trout Rivers
State-centric Game & Fish magazine regularly publishes helpful primers on the various waters in U.S. regions. Recently it covered the spectrum of trout rivers in Michigan, noting the Rogue, Pere Marquette, Manistee and Au Sable. “The fly-fishing-only reach [of the Au Sable] that starts a few miles downstream of Grayling is known as the ‘Holy Water’ and offers good fishing for browns along with the occasional brookie and rainbow. The East Branch of the Au Sable joins the mainstream in Grayling and has good fishing for browns along with brookies, especially farther upstream. This branch is lightly fished, with almost no canoe traffic, so it can be a good place to try on the weekends.” Article by Jim Bedford.