Michigan Fishing Destinations

Foote Dam (Au Sable River)

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Rainbow Trout

The Foote Dam on the Au Sable River in Michigan provides excellent fishing for brown and rainbow trout, as well as Atlantic salmon. Nearby activities include hiking, kayaking, and camping. Fishing tips include using streamers, nymphs, and dry flies, and focusing on the deeper pools and runs. The best time to visit for fishing is from September to November, with average temperatures ranging from 40-60°F. The fall colors also make this a popular time for tourists. Get driving directions.

Weather Outlook

Fish Species

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The apache trout is considered to be critically endangered by the IUCN.

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The value of the Atlantic salmon both as a sport, commercial, and food fish cannot be exaggerated.

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The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.