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Gates Lodge

Gates Lodge PictureOur lodge is located on the banks of the Mainstream of the Au Sable River east of Grayling in Michigan's beautiful north country. The currents are gentle, flowing over a shallow gravel bottom, allowing one to wade the center of the stream and cast to both banks. To fly fishers this is heaven, hence its name, the "Holy Water." This stretch is flies only, catch and release, and internationally known for its fly hatches. There are more than 100 miles of prime trout water in the Au Sable system and many times that with other streams in the region. The lodge is centrally located, and the other branches are just minutes away.

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Fishing Conditions

10/29/14 Rooms are available for $50 per night throughout the fall, winter and early spring.

Bugs, Flies, and River Conditions

The rivers are a bit high and stained, which is perfect for this time of year. A variety of streamers have been moving fish. We're also finding some fish on nymphs in the deep holes and runs. And a few rising fish remain in the slow water stretches of the upper river.

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