The AuSable Troutfitter also does trips on the  Saginaw Bay for large carp on the fly.
If it is bass you are after we also float the Tittabawassee river for bass and pike as well as the lower AuSable.


Ausable Troutfitters is dedicated to providing a quality fly fishing experience for our clients. Whether you are a seasoned angler or just getting started we can provide a trip to suit your needs. Patient knowledgeable guides will cater to all your needs. Come experience first hand the beauty of Michigan's AuSable river while floating quietly downstream in the comfort of a Hyde drift boat while chasing trophy brown trout, steelhead, bass, and carp.

Float and walk in trips
available for trout,
steelhead, bass, carp,
and pike.

The AuSable Troutfitter specializes in aggressive streamer tactics for large
brown trout as well as night time fishing during Brown Drake and Hex seasons.

AuSable Troutfitters specializes in flyfishing for for large trout on the "Trophy Waters" of the AuSable river near Mio, Michigan. During specific hatches AuSable troutfitters guides will fish upper stretches of the AuSable river in search of large brown trout on "Hex" and "Brown Drake" flies. AuSable Troutfitters can accommodate to all skill levels and can provide flyfishing instruction for individuals wanting to learn more about the sport of flyfishing.
Anglers should plan on bringing rain gear, waders, extra clothes, and a camera for their guided flyfishing trip. All flies, flyfishing rods, and equipment will be provided for each angler. Feel free to bring your own flyfishing equipment if you would like. Most guided flyfishing trips down the Ausable river last from 4 to 8 hours. The flyfishing tactics used for trout and steelhead include nymph fishing, streamer fishing, and dry fly fishing. Tactics for bass include streamer fishing and top water poppers. Carp on the Saginaw Bay are done spot and stalk style while casting small nymphs. All trips are flyfishing only and catch and release. For more information on flyfishing for trout on the beautiful AuSable river please feel free to call Todd Zwetzig at (989) 225-2478 or email at
Thanks for visiting the website,
Capt. Todd Zwetzig
River Fishing Report Updated on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please look there for up to date river conditions.

Go to  to view the show we did on Saginaw Bay for carp. Enjoy!
My daughter Grace shows off her catch. Her first ever steelhead trip and she hooks 10 fish and lands 2! She needed a little help casting and holding the rod but she fought them hard. She also picked the flies we used!

This institution is operated under special use permit with the Huron-Manistee National Forest.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
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Keith shows off a dandy brown he got to eat a hex spinner. 
Lou with a great daytime trout!
Fish are cool, where they live is even cooler!