There are few trout rivers so rich with tradition as Michigan's Au Sable, and those traditions are alive and well at Gates Au Sable Lodge. Wild brown trout and prolific hatches make for great flyfishing on the "holy water" stretch near the lodge. Flows are gentle, and the river is easily waded. Long, slim Au Sable riverboats still ply the current as they have for almost a century. They are superb fishing craft, unique to the area, and often beautifully finished in clear wood-as much art as a simple boat.