15 August

Late Summer 2017

Late Summer 2017

Big Manistee River Fishing Report: Late Summer 2017 The salmon run has started and late summer 2017 fishing has been a blast! This last week with the recent rainfall and wind has brought us some fresh king salmon into the river system. Our water temperature is in the upper sixties but with a few cold […]

18 May

Trout Time 2017

Trout Time 2017

It’s trout season in Northern Michigan!    This spring has been off to a cold start with plenty of rain, and the weather is starting to warm up nicely. Things are looking great for fishing resident trout and smallmouth bass on the backwaters of the Pine and Manistee rivers.   I’ve been fishing alot crank baits […]

17 March

Spring 2017 Fishing

  Spring 2017 Fishing on the Manistee River – Fishing Report March 17, 2017   Happy St. Patty’s Day! Spring 2017 fishing is here in northern Michigan, and the steelhead run is well underway. There’s a good mix of winter hold over fish and new one’s fresh in from Lake Michigan. I expect new fish […]

12 October

October Fishing

October Fishing

October Fishing!! Fall has arrived here in northern Michigan, and that means fall steelhead on the big Manistee river!  We had a pretty good run of King salmon last month and they are making way there spawning areas. I’ve been targeting behind spawning kings and in the runs and pools. Spawn, beads. and flys have […]

7 June

Summer Fishing

Summer Fishing

Northern Michigan summer fishing is here! I’ve been doing a lot of fishing and guiding on the Big Manistee, the Pine River along with Tippy Dam backwaters for trout and small mouth bass. The fishing below Tippy on the Big Manistee river has been very good. Plenty of opportunities for the fly fishermen, with nice dry […]

27 April

April Fishing Report

April Fishing Report

Tippy Dam Tailwater April Fishing Report for the Big Manistee River in Wellston, Michigan.    Spring weather has finally arrived and it’s been a interesting one at that! I have had pretty consistent steelhead fishing the last few weeks. Fish still have been trickling in and you have opportunities at them earlier in the mornings […]

28 March

River Fishing Spring 2016

River Fishing Spring 2016

Big Manistee River Fishing Report:  “Below Tippy Dam”   Spring river fishing is here!!!! The Big Manistee river is the place to be!!  Spring steelhead are in the river and the action is heating up.  There is a good mix of winter fish and bright fish from the lake in the river. Fishing has been very […]

28 October

October Steelhead

October Steelhead

Fishing & steelhead report for the Big Manistee river in Wellston, Michigan October 29th 2015 Current river conditions: the river flow is 1870 CFS & river temperature is 51 degrees. Some much needed rain is upon on us and has come with some big wind as well… finally steelhead weather!!!   I have had pretty consistent steelhead […]

16 October

Fall Fishing

Fall Fishing

October 16 Fishing Report for the Big Manistee River Wellston, Michigan Fall steelhead are in, and more are on their way!  I have been catching a good mix of skippers and adult fish.  There are still a few salmon migrating in as well.  Steelhead have been sniffing around the kings spawning on gravel, I also have found them […]

16 September

Salmon Season

Salmon Season

Manistee River Fishing Report September 16, 2015 Manistee River Flow: 1740 CFS, temp is 65° The 2015 salmon season is underway! This year has had its share of ups and downs, but for the most part the fishing has been pretty consistent. I have been targeting fresh fish in the lower Manistee River with a […]