November 3 Wild Game Dinner

Photos from our Saturday November 3 Wild Game Dinner. Thanks to all who joined and a special shout out to Chef Matt and the Gates Lodge team for their extraordinary food , drinks and service. This is the first of more dinner events to come. The menu: Signature Cocktails and Canapes; Creamy Chestnut Soup with Cognac and Granny Smith Apples; Seared Elk Carpaccio with arugula, capers, shaved parmesan an black garlic: Sous Vide Duck with pepper stewed cherries, baby spinach, pistachios, foie gras and port reduction; Fall Mushroom Ravioli with rabbit ragout and sherry; Bourbon Maple Bread Pudding with toasted pumpkin seeds. All served with select wine pairings. The pre-dinner dip in the river was purely optional. Keep an eye on FB for upcoming events!

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Atlanta on the Au Sable!

 

Nice pic from a fine group of guests with the greeting " Happy 4th of July, from Atlanta friends who had some Pure Michigan experiences fishing the Au Sable!"

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Congrats to Alli on your 15" Brown !

Beautiful 15" brown caught by Alli. Fishing client and Riverview guest with husband Jac. That lady can fish! Jac is new to the sport but a very quick study, did very well. Enjoyed floating with them.

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Big Fall Browns

Big day today on the Au Sable. Congrats to Steve McKay and a special shout out to Matt Verlac for an extra-long day pursuing some beautiful browns - 22 and 24". Come on up and enjoy some time with us this fall!

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Anglers of the Au Sable Fall River Cleanup

Au Sable Riverview Resort proudly fielded a team at the annual Anglers Fall Cleanup. Here is a picture of our team lead and our winner for "the most trash collected", Journey Frasier. Thank you and congrats Journey! Nice to have a new generation of of active river keepers looking out for our beloved Au Sable. 

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24" Rainbow

Damion Frasier with a 24" Rainbow caught at Brookhaven Lake in Clare MI. 

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BIG Browns

This beautiful 20" brown was caught near our lodge by Rick Vidrio on a bamboo rod made by E W Edwards for Paul Young in the 20’s. This was before he stated making his own.

It is a “Dry Fly Special” 8’6” 3\2 6wt. The action is "crisp and quite fast".

Great work, Rick!

Mike Clark