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!

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!"


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.

Mason Tract Pathway Guided XC Ski Trip

Photos from February 11, 2018 guided XC Ski Trip with Matt Verlac from XC Shi Headquarters and Au Sable Riverview Resort guests. Visit us and create your own adventure!



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!

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. 

Journey Frasier River Cleanup.jpg

24" Rainbow

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

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!