16 September

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – September 14, 2022

Water level is 1700 and water temp is 66 degrees, salmon season is well underway on the Big Manistee river! Thankfully we received some rain this week. The river has been very low and a little warm this month. I’ve had some pretty decent fishing so far. Some days have been a lot of work […]

22 August

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – August 21, 2022

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – August 21, 2022

I’ve been concentrating my time fishing for king salmon the last week. We did see a decent push of salmon recently. With the warmer river temp it seems like the best fishing is early before the air temp and sun gets high. The fish I’ve been able to tangle with are looking healthy and chrome.

7 August

Fishing Report: Manistee River – August 2, 2022

Fishing Report: Manistee River – August 2, 2022

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer, I sure have! I’ve been blessed to have my daughter home a lot recently and we have been out fishing lots together as well as some awesome trips with customers. My main focus has been small and large mouth bass the last 6 weeks or so, along […]

1 June

Fishing Report: Manistee River – May 30, 2022

Fishing Report: Manistee River – May 30, 2022

It’s feeling a lot like summer here in Northern Michigan! I’ve had a fun month chasing brown trout here on the rivers in my area. Smaller streams like the Little Manistee and The Pine have been producing nice trout for me. I plan on running early morning trips for next few weeks, then I will […]

8 May

Fishing Report: Manistee River – May 8, 2022

Fishing Report: Manistee River – May 8, 2022

Spring time is here in beautiful northern Michigan! The temperatures are finally on the rise here in Wellston. Steelhead season is about over on our streams and I’ve been putting my efforts into resident brown trout fishing. May is my favorite month for trout. Water temps are on the rise and the trout are getting […]

29 March

Manistee River Fishing Report – March 29, 2022

Manistee River Fishing Report – March 29, 2022

Believe it or not it’s officially spring here in northern Michigan! Steelhead have been making there spring migration into our local rivers. The big Manistee river is running at 2570 cfs and is around 38 degrees.  Really nice conditions for fishing. I believe the next few weeks should be pretty good for steelhead fishing, especially […]

25 September

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – September 24, 2021

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – September 24, 2021

Fall has arrived here in Northwest Michigan! The king salmon run is well underway and they are spread throughout the river system. It has been an up and down season for me. Somedays are better than others with the bite. The cooler weather certainly has helped, along with the recent rain. I plan on switching […]

1 September

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – September 1, 2021

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – September 1, 2021

Salmon season is underway on the Big Manistee River! I’ve been battling mother nature the last few weeks. We have had very warm weather the last few weeks that has kept the river temperature warmer than normal. Along with a lot of rain which brought the river flow up, so it has been a challenge. […]

24 August

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – August 24th, 2021

Hope everyone is having a good summer! I’ve been concentrating my efforts on the river towards king salmon.  We have been seeing small pods of kings traveling each morning.  The bite has been pretty short lived, because of our water temperature in the river.  But I have been hooking a fish or two a trip. […]

30 June

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – June 30, 2021

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – June 30, 2021

Hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far, I sure have been! I’ve been concentrating my efforts lately on small mouth bass on the lower Manistee river and it has been a blast. I’ve had very good consistent fishing.  My most recent trips have gone very well. Lots of opportunities for traditional spin casting […]