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We welcome you to the North Branch Outing Club.

Our historic fly-fishing and hunting lodge is situated on a secluded 20-acre private parcel, overlooking 400’ of exclusive shoreline on the North Branch of the Au Sable River, a state-designated blue ribbon trout stream.

Since 1916, visitors have traveled to the North Branch Outing Club from around the world to fish for trout from traditional, handcrafted Au Sable longboats and to experience the natural beauty and amazing wildlife found along the river’s banks, including bald eagles, osprey, muskrats and mink.

Whether you’re a fly-fishing fanatic, an upland hunting buff or simply an outdoor enthusiast, make plans to visit the North Branch Outing Club today.

Au Sable Longboats.
A Fishing Experience Like no Other.

Fishing from an Au Sable longboat – aptly named after its river origins – is a truly a one-of-a kind experience. The longboat provides fly fisherman the ability to approach feeding trout quietly and the capability to maneuver in tight spots giving the angler a decisive advantage. LEARN MORE

Life at the Lodge

Experience a bygone era at one of the only sporting lodges open to the public. The outing club rests 30 yards from the river – an amazing place to fish and explore in a magnificent outdoor setting. LEARN MORE


Each of our 12 rooms and 2 suites is decorated in its own unique style that represents a part of northern Michigan history, or one of the many activities enjoyed by our guests. LEARN MORE

Meet The Team

Our team of licensed and experienced local guides have fished the many rivers and lakes of northern Michigan. And our upland hunting guides, along with their highly trained bird dogs, will provide you an unparalleled hunting experience in the north woods. LEARN MORE

Banks full of history.
A River Filled
With Memories.

Step back in time and explore the lodge and its many historic treasures. Photos of some of the club’s most distinguished guests from the turn of the century… LEARN MORE

Guided Bird Dog Hunts
NBOC Advantage
Full-Service Orvis Dealer