Brown Drakes Invade Northern Michigan

May 31, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Get out your flashlights. “Though numerous books and Internet sites list the brown drake emergence as June 1-July 4 on most Michigan rivers, anglers in recent years usually have found strong drake hatches under way by the third week of May.” Eric Sharp records that brown drake hatches are already happening on the North Branch of the Au Sable, then gives the lowdown on feeding trout during those terrific evenings when the big mayflies fill the air. In the Detroit Free Press.