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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

09/24/14 Best of all we love the fall...

Bugs, Flies, and River Conditions

Flying ants have been thick the last two afternoons. Also seeing some tricos in the mornings and olives in the afternoons, along with some caddis and light cahills. The warmer weather means that blind fishing dry flies will be quite good through the warmer afternoon hours.

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