Your Subtitle text

Our Mission


The mission of the Au Sable Big Water Preservation Association is to conserve and watch over the reach of river from Parmalee Bridge to Alcona Pond and support the best interests of the entire Au Sable River system.


Fishing Report
To Learn More About Fishing in General Go To: FISHING_IN_MICHIGAN



Daily Lunar Phase

Daily Solunar Table

OK, why would a conservation group do a fishing report? Well, first off, why not? We are, by and large, a group of fishers who have adopted this stretch of river for our own to nurture and protect. We like the idea of fishing reports. Good honest information is hard to come by and we think that our report has a number of good things going for it. For one, we're not selling anything! So there's no reason to exaggerate. If the fishing is not any good we'll let you know. For another, we are very concerned that the population of salmonids below Mio Dam is not abused. It's tough enough for a trout to live in this tail-water at times. We support catch and release, but have no problem with folks keeping a few as the rules allow. The biggest concern is to leave the trout alone on days when the water temperature is 70 degrees or above - The 70 Degree Pledge! So bookmark this report if you enjoy fishing the Big Water. We have folks, usually several, on this reach each day, and they know what's going on. You're welcome to contribute as well, just send a report and pictures to tom@asbwpa.org.

Violator Protocol - If you see a violator on our water do the following:

  1. Get a picture or a good description of the offender, a boat number or a car license plate is also useful.
  2. Write down where you saw them.
  3. When you saw them.
  4.  Call the Hotline at 1-800-292-7800.
  5. DO NOT CONFRONT THEM - LEAVE THAT TO THE PROFESSIONALS!

Use this formula for fishing and hunting violations as well as littering.

Night season is upon us so we need to follow a few simple rules:


  1. Keep motor use to a minimum. Only use it on the way out after you are sure the hatches/spinnerfalls are over. If you see an angler cut the engine immediately and row out.
  2. Use search lights sparingly. Nothing ruins nighttime fishing more than somebody shining a light on your water. Again, use the lights on the way out. Truth is if you have to use search lights a lot to fish at night then you should not fish at night.

Know Your Rights
As An Angler!
The_Angler
Harassment_Law




Make a donation to help the ASBWPA in its mission.  We are a 501-c-3 organization so your gift is tax deductible.



We are no longer in business but do offer information that is often featured in these two reports:

Gates

Streamside



Learn how to properly release fish at C&R.



Daily Lunar Fishing Tables 

HAVE FUN!!!!



HERE ARE THE GUIDES AND FLY SHOPS THAT WE LOOK TO FOR ACCURATE REPORTS AND A SPIRIT OF CONSERVATION ON THE AU SABLE RIVER

You can always check Gates site because Josh is all over it www.gateslodge.com or the Old Au Sable Fly Shop where Andy's on it huge www.OLDAUSABLE.com for more bug info on the upper river. 

Kelly Neuman is the source virtually everywhere north of 55.  His site is STREAMSIDE

Mike Bachelder 989-345-3234 is the source for the Rifle. Here's his info:BACHELDER

It's long overdue to get Dennis Davis on here.  He is a great guide and conservationist, AND NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT IT!!!  Learn more about him here!!!

A staunch supporter of the ASBWPA is Trophy Waters Fly Shop in Mio CHECK THEM OUT

USGS Realtime
Streamflow Data:

Au Sable River at Mio, Michigan (at Mio Dam)

Au Sable River at Parmalee Bridge (above Mio Dam)

South_Branch_at_Luzerne

Au Sable River at Alcona Dam

Au_Sable_River_at_McKinly

Au Sable River below Foote Dam (near Lake Huron)

Rifle_River_at_Sterling