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 […]

13 August

Summer Fishing

Summer Fishing

Fishing Report for the Big Manistee River in Wellston, Michigan I hope every one has had an enjoyable summer. It’s been a busy one for me! I had some great trout fishing in early summer. Caught some really nice browns and a few summer run steelhead to boot! The bass fishing has been a little more […]

29 April

Trout Opener

Trout Opener

Manistee River Fishing Report April 29, 2015 – Its Trout season!! It officially opened on our local streams last weekend. The river is running at 2,000 CFS and the water temp is at 49 degrees. I’ve been doing a lot of guiding on the Manistee tail water below Tippy Dam. There is still a good stain […]

16 April

Spring Fishing!

Spring Fishing!

Big Manistee River, April 16, 2015. It looks like spring is finally here!  The water level is 2,390 CFS and the water temperature is 47 degrees.  The much needed warm weather and rain we have been waiting for has arrived, and along with that has brought a good number of spring steelhead into the Manistee River […]

1 October

Fishing Report for Big Manistee River

Fishing Report for Big Manistee River

Fishing Report for October 1, 2014: Fall is here! We are coming to the end of our annual salmon run, and they have started to head for gravel to spawn. I have been targeting steelhead and have been having good success. Egg flies, beads and spawn all have been effective. I still have a few […]

11 September

Big Manistee Fishing Report for September 9, 2014

Big Manistee Fishing Report for September 9, 2014

  With the rain and cooler weather we received last week, a lot of new king salmon have shown up in the river system. I expect to see the majority of the salmon run in the next few weeks, as we will be getting more rain and “fishy weather.” Thinking about booking a trip? Go […]

23 August

Late Summer Fishing

Late Summer Fishing

Late Summer Fish I’ve been chasing King Salmon around the river the last few weeks, and have been having a ball!  Fishing has been fairly consistent for me. I’ve been hooking up anywhere from 1 to 6 kings every morning! Landing them has been another story!! I have limited availability, so if you’re interested in […]