7 June

June 2018 Summer Fishing is Here

June 2018 Summer Fishing is Here

Summer is here in northern Michigan, let’s do some trout fishing! I love this time of year! Lots of great fishing going on around the area on our local rivers and inland lakes. I’ve been doing a lot of trout fishing on the Big Manistee, Little Manistee and Pine river. Lots of opportunities for fly […]

5 May

May 2018 Fishing Report

May 2018 Fishing Report

May 2018 Manistee River Fishing Report Spring has finally sprung in northern Michigan! May 2018 is off to a good start, the fishing has been great! The unusually cold spring has extended the steelhead run. I expect fishable numbers to be around for the next couple weeks. And with the crowds diminishing, steelhead fishing should […]

20 March

March Manistee River Fishing Report

March Manistee River Fishing Report

Manistee River Report, March 20th 2018 Manistee River water level is 2000 cfs water temperature is 39 degrees. Well it’s been a typical march for Michigan 60 degrees one day and snow the next. Looks like long range forecast is calling for warming temps for the remainder of the month. Enough on the weather, steelhead […]

27 February

Manistee River Report Spring 2018

Manistee River Report March 1st, 2018. River report: Water flow is 2390 CFS, water temperature is 35 degrees. Spring is the air here in Northwestern Lower Michigan! The rivers are starting to come alive up here! I’ve been out fishing recently and have been catching a good amount of winter holdover steelhead along with some […]

27 October

Big Manistee River Fishing Report

Big Manistee River Fishing Report

Big Manistee River Fishing Report – Friday, October 27th, 2017  The fall steelhead season is well underway and let me tell you it has been a month to remember!!! Lots of big steelhead in the Big Manistee River this year, and good numbers of them!  It’s been one of the best fall seasons in ten years […]

28 September

2017 Fall Steelhead

2017 Fall Steelhead

Fall steehead are here in northern Michigan!   That means fall steelhead and salmon! The Manistee river thankfully had more king and coho salmon return to the system than the last several years.  I’m starting to switch gears targeting steelhead. October and November should be great Michigan river fishing. Fall steelhead are my favorite game […]

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 […]