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Satellite Images
Trout Waters|Satellite imagery I have locations for you to get some bearing where you could be fishing.
The West Branch AuSable River, the mainstay of our town, is analyzed in detail using satellite imagery available today. 
Click on map below 
A handy river map of the West Branch AuSable River map showing all the fishing holes by name. Also, see where you can park your rig.
Publick Fishing Rights maps
West Br. AuSable river Public Fishing Rights map
Public fishing rights maps are available either online or printed. The Department of Environmental Conservation provides these valuable resources
For your convenience here are the links:
Best Times for Fishing
River Map by Francis Better's-West Br. AuSable
You may have a limited time to be on the water. You can fish all day or you can try to catch the best times to hook fish. Consider these thoughts as angling tips to increase your odds. These tips should increase your catch rates.  

  • One hour before and one hour after high tides, and one hour before and one hour after low tides. Inland, the times for high tides correspond with the times when the Moon is due south. Low tides are halfway between high tides. 
  • During the morning rise like after sunup for a spell and the evening rise just before sundown and the hour or so after. 
  • When the barometer is steady or on the rise. However, even during stormy periods, the fish are not going to give up feeding. The smart angler will find just the right bait.) 
  • When there is a hatch of flies—caddis flies or mayflies, stoneflies, the angler should match his fly with the hatching flies best results. 
  • When the breeze is from a westerly quarter rather than from the north or east. 
  • When the water is still or rippled, rather than during a windy time.
Map | AuSable River Watershed | Tributaries