Boardman River Guided Fishing

The Boardman is a series of impoundments; tail waters and spring feed feeder creeks.

It’s headwaters start near Kalkaska and the river builds in size to were it meets Grand Traverse bay in Traverse City. The Boardman runs through rural forest and into the urban environment of northern Michigan’s largest city.

 

The Boardman offer a unique fishery, with a strong fly-fishing history (The Adams fly pattern was originated on the water shed). From warm water species like Rock Bass, Pike and Small Mouth to migratory runs of Steelhead, Salmon and lake run Browns, the Boardman offers a diverse and yet challenging fishing opportunity for fly fisherman.

Traverse City

 Boardman River / Grand Traverse Bays

  • Trout / Steelhead / Salmon
    • Carp Fishing In The Bays
      • Smallmouth Fishing

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      Special Regulations, Boardman River

      Bets: Type 4

      ·  Open Season - All Year

      ·  Possession Season - Brown trout, Brook trout, Atlantic salmon Last Saturday In April - September. Other species all year.

      ·  Tackle - All

      · Daily Harvest Limit - 5/3* *5 fish, with no more than 3 fish 15 inches or larger, and no more than 1 Atlantic salmon.
      All grayling must be released immediately.

      ·  Brook Trout 8", Brown Trout 10", Rainbow Trout 10", Splake 10", Lake Trout 24", Coho, Chinook, & Pink Salmon 10", Atlantic Salmon 15"

      Note: All stretches of water not listed are Type 1 Regulations

      ·  Open Season - Last Saturday In April - September 30th

      ·  Possession Season - Last Saturday In April - September 30th

      ·  Tackle - All

      · Daily Harvest limit - 5/3* *5 fish, with no more than 3 fish 15 inches or larger, and no more than 1 Atlantic salmon.
      All grayling must be released immediately.

      ·  Brook Trout - 8" Lower Peninsula 7" Upper Peninsula

      ·  Brown Trout - 8" Lower Peninsula 7" Upper Peninsula

      ·  Rainbow Trout - 10"

      ·  Splake - 8"

      ·  Lake Trout - 24"

      ·  Coho, Chinook, & Pink Salmon -10"

      ·  Atlantic Salmon - 15"

       

       

       

       

      Contact:

       

      Jon Kestner

      5421 E. Main St.

      South Boardman, MI 49680

       

      kestnerflyfishing@yahoo.com

      Phone # (231) 518-0118

      Cell # (231) 590-3483

       

        

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