8 October

Fall Report

Fall Report

Fall 2018 for Manistee River Steelhead Fishing Fall is here in northern Michigan, and October has not disappointed. It’s been a very exciting salmon season this year with lots of healthy king and coho salmon in the river system. A majority of salmon are starting to spawn through out the river. I have transitioned my […]

5 September

Early Fall 2018 Update

Big Manistee River, Northern Michigan Salmon Run September 3 Happy labor day! We have had lots of rain, wind and crazy weather the last few weeks here in northern Michigan. The salmon run is in full swing! Cooler nights later this week should help the bite. One thing’s for sure, the kings are huge this […]

8 August

Late Summer 2018

Fishing Report, August 2018 Its the dog days of summer here in northern Michigan. The fishing on our local rivers has been excellent for a variety of species. Trout fishing on the Pine River has been very consistent. Spinning gear wise, rapalas in various colors have been affective especially on cloudy days or in low […]

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 […]