There are many excellent guide services which use the AuSable River Boat. Rusty Gates at Gates AuSable Lodge is one my personal favorites which I have used many times. Todd Fuller at Fuller's North Branch Outing Club also runs a really excellent service also. (Both have websites, so you can check them out.) If you are a first timer to the AuSable River, I would use one of these.
All sections of the river are currently open. After September 30, the 'big water' below Mio is closed until next season. So if you get here in September, all fishing options will be open for you.
Hope that helps.
Originally Posted by JohnR
Sounds like a terrific project!
You up in MI now? I'm going to head up for step-daughter's wedding in a couple weeks. Never trout fished in MI, only bass. Thinking about a canoe float trip. Any advice?
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