Boardman River Land

0 Brown Bridge Road | Traverse City, MI 49696

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Take a stroll for more than 1, 000' along your own pristine private frontage with this heavily wooded Boardman River parcel close to Traverse City. Just a mile or so downstream of the confluence of the north and south branches, the river here flows over a mostly gravel bottom for easy wading for the anglers and safe play for the little ones. This stretch is home to plenty of eager brook trout and an occasional trophy brown trout. Located just 1/2 mile off Supply Road, the site offers terrific access to all the amenities of Traverse City and easy travel to and from downstate or out of state. The site would be very well suited for a vacation getaway or full time dream home with a number of attractive building sites to choose from.


Follow Supply Rd SE from Traverse City to Brown Bridge Rd on the right down 1/2 mile to gated driveway on right.


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Homewaters, Llc. 697 Hannah Ave, Suite B Traverse City, MI 49686

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About Boardman River

The Boardman begins in two small branches. The North Branch begins just northeast of the town of Kalkaska and flows primarily in a Western direction toward Traverse City. The upper reaches are home to some very large brook trout and decent numbers of browns. The South Branch begins just upstream of the mill pond in the town of South Boardman and flows in a mostly Western direction before joining the North Branch and forming the mainstream near the Supply Road Bridge just Southeast of Traverse City. Both streams offer decent fishing through heavy undergrowth. When most people speak of the Boardman, however, they are talking about the river downstream of “The Forks” near Supply Road. The river here averages one to two feet deep and flows quickly over a mostly gravel bottom. Unlike the Manistee and AuSable Rivers which are dominated by mayfly hatches, The Boardman is primarily a caddis river. Those who do best usually fish traditional soft hackle flies or skating flies to imitate that active caddis. Some mayfly hatches are present including a terrific Gray Drake hatch and in some areas a prolific Hex hatch. Most of the river above Brown Bridge Pond is dominated by publicly held lands and access is plentiful. Once the river flows out of Brown Bridge Dam and takes on East Creek, a major tributary, it averages one to three feet in depth with holes to six or eight feet in places. The portion of river from Brown Bridge Pond to Keystone Pond is home to most of the larger trout in the system. Trout over 20” are present and are usually either taken during a Hex Hatch or on large streamers. There are resident trout in The Boardman at points all the way to the top of Boardman Lake. Below Sabin Dam, however, the river is home to mostly smallmouth bass, juvenile trout from Grand Traverse Bay and huge runs of Salmon, Steelhead, and large Brown Trout in the spring and fall. The birthplace of The Adams, one of the most popular dry flies in history and a stopping point for Hemingway in his travels, The Boardman is steeped in history and should be on every anglers list as a stream to visit.  

Click HERE for a link to the 2014 Boardman River Assessment conducted by The Michigan DNR