Fishing the AuSable

Very soon, I will get to fish the AuSable up north. We are heading out ahead of the actual trout opener because there are areas of the river that are open all year. Two of these areas are flies only and catch and release (which is what I’m always doing anyways). I posted a map up a while back that shows exactly what portions of the river is still open.

I’m not sure what to expect because I’ve never went during this time of the year, and more than anything I am afraid of the snow melting and causing the river to rise up too high. Luckily there is some stream flow data available from the USGS:

You can also actually see what is going on up in the north woods with these web cams and weather data:

Hopefully, I’m able to get some fishing in and the weather stays clear and the water stays wadeable.