Big Brown Trout, Right in Front of Lodge
Here's a picture of a large Brown trout caught right in front of Riverview Lodge & Cabins. Note the McMasters Bridge sign. The trout waters in the vicinity of the resort have some really nice, and big, trout - Brook, Rainbow & Brown. A few nice drift boat floats in the area are from Wakeley Bridge to McMasters (~7-8 hours), Smith Bridge to McMasters (~8 hours), Conners Flat to McMasters (~3-4 hours), and McMasters to Parmalee (~6-8 hours). There are vehicle spotting services through the fly shop. You can also buy some great flies for your trip in the fly shop, Au Sable Fly & Tackle, and some snacks and beverages. Important Tip: Pay special attention to the waters near and in front of the cabins, lodge & Red house. Fish this area long and hard. Don't blow through too quickly just because you're near the take-out access.