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Title: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Anointed Archer on March 30, 2016, 09:33:00 AM
When - October 8th - 15th

Where - Canoe Harbor State Camp Grounds

Again this year we will be camping at Canoe Harbor State forest campgrounds located right on the beautiful Ausable River.
 
Like always you’re welcome to stay the whole week or just a day or two if that is all time allows you.  The majority of the people will come up for and extended weekend or some come up for both weekends whatever fits in your schedule. This is a family oriented camp so we encourage the wives and young hunters to come and experience camp life.
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: wooddamon1 on March 31, 2016, 09:39:00 AM
Really hoping to make it up this season, I'll check out the area during the Jamboree weekend hopefully. I have a brother in Higgins Lake that I love to visit when he's not on the road. Sounds like a great time!
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Anointed Archer on March 31, 2016, 09:46:00 AM
Hope to see you at the jamboree!
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Jon Stewart on March 31, 2016, 03:37:00 PM
Damon, make sure you chase me down at the jamboree.  I will most likely be running around on the ranger getting things set up.

As always it will be great to see the Wilcox clan there. Them grandsons walk away with the long target shoot every year. Target may be a tad bit smaller this year, LOL
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Anointed Archer on July 24, 2016, 07:39:00 AM
Our season is getting closer, although these 90 degree temps don't make it seem close at all!  However it is time to put in for your doe tags, if you are interested in getting a permit for the area camp is in its Unit 020.

Scouting report as of the end of July looks very promising! Deer tracks everywhere, especially in a couple of my favorite spots   ;)  . I hope to get back up there at least one more time before camp!

Until then shoot well and often!
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Jon Stewart on July 24, 2016, 11:12:00 AM
Jeff:
What is the fishing like?

What are the camp sites like? Ok for a trailer?

Potable water available?

Got the deer tied up?

Lets see what other important things do I need to ask? lol
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Anointed Archer on July 25, 2016, 11:55:00 AM
Hey Jon some of the best fishing in the state! There are plenty of good sized camp sites, I have no problem with my 30ft trailer. There is no power and hand pump water. The bathrooms are well maintained and the river is beautiful!
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: PEARL DRUMS on July 25, 2016, 02:14:00 PM
Its flies only Jon. No spinning gear or live bait is allowed. Its a designated trophy trout stretch, and trust me, it is just that. The bag limit is very limited as well. Its plastered on signs up and down the two-track and at every landing or pull off.
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Anointed Archer on July 25, 2016, 02:21:00 PM
Just to add to what Chris said, out of camp it's fly's only but there are several lakes and other parts of the river that you can fish with regular tackle.
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: PEARL DRUMS on July 25, 2016, 02:50:00 PM
Yup, Neff Lake, Wakely Lake, Jones Lake, Lake Margarethe and so on. Plus, there are stretches of the Au Sable towards town that are open for live bait and lures. Lots of options for fishing in Gods country  :)
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Jon Stewart on July 27, 2016, 08:56:00 AM
Is it fly's only or fly gear only. I have caught a ton of trout on the fly's only stretch of the PM using a wet fly and spinning rod.

Wife and I are talking about making this trip this fall. I would like to metal detect the old gun ranges and do some fishing.
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: PEARL DRUMS on July 27, 2016, 11:56:00 AM
Flies only Jon. You can use a spinning rod and wet flies.
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Anointed Archer on July 27, 2016, 03:18:00 PM
Jon, you should Google the George Mason Resort it's location is only a few miles down river from us. His resort had it's own private airport and he entertained hundreds of celebrities in it's day. I bet your metal detector would be fun there.
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: PEARL DRUMS on July 28, 2016, 08:37:00 AM
Good call Jeff. Not much left of it anymore, but enough to see where it was. I bet you could find some neat stuff around that place.
Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Anointed Archer on August 20, 2016, 10:07:00 PM
We just got back from a two day scouting trip to the Mason Track and deer sign is looking good! We found one area where acorn's where already on the ground. We seen deer in a couple of our go to spots and tracks everywhere. We definitely liked what we seen! The wait is on   :)  

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Title: Re: Grayling Bow Camp 2016
Post by: Anointed Archer on September 21, 2016, 10:10:00 AM
A few of us took a day trip yesterday to the Mason Tract to do a little scouting. It was a beautiful day and deer sign everywhere. The deer herd looks healthy and plentiful. Fresh deer track's where everywhere we scouted, we jumped deer while walking and seen deer while driving the areas. The acorn crop is to the hunters advantage as it is spotty but when you find a tree dropping acorn's you also find deer sign. We did find one scrape and it was fresh! Things definitely looking promising