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 fish to target this time of year, and they can be a ball to catch on light tackle.
Bottom bouncing beads, spawn, and eggflies on traditional spinning gear or fly gear is the best way to target these fish. I still have a few limited openings in October, and currently have openings in early November.