2 September

Fishing Report – 9/1/20 – King Salmon on the Big Manistee River

Fishing Report – 9/1/20 – King Salmon on the Big Manistee River

I’ve been concentrating my efforts on king salmon the last few weeks. It’s been a lot of work on the river last few weeks for a few fish a day. I’ve been going daily for the first few hours of light with clients and on my own. That being said they are very healthy and […]

30 July

Dog Days of Summer Fishing Update – July 29, 2020

Dog Days of Summer Fishing Update – July 29, 2020

It is the dog days of summer here in northern Michigan! I’ve been concentrating my efforts on bass and pike primarily on the lower big Manistee River. Been taking some nice fish in the morning on top water baits. A combination of soft plastic baits and hard body crank baits have been effective as well. […]

13 March

First River Fishing Report of 2020!

First River Fishing Report of 2020!

It’s spring steelhead season on the Manistee river! The river flow is 3260 cfs and the water temperature is 38 degrees. We got a nice push of water from some rain and snow melt earlier this week. A nice push of steelhead are in the river system. I’ve been mostly bottom bouncing with the water […]

7 November

Lower Manistee Fishing Report

Lower Manistee Fishing Report

The water temperature is 44* and current river flow is 2310 cfs. Well it’s been a fun fall so far fishing on the Big Manistee. Lots of larger than normal steelhead. Fishing was great earlier in October with lots of kings spawning plenty of eggs for the steelhead to target. As we have been getting […]

7 October

Lower Manistee River Report – October 7th, 2019

Lower Manistee River Report – October 7th, 2019

The current water temperature is 59 degrees and current flow is 2000 cfs. It’s fall!!! Steelhead season is off to a great start so far this month! Salmon are spawning throughout the river system and steelhead are staging in behind them in pocket water. Its all about the egg bite now. So beads, eggflies and […]

3 September

Fishing Report: Lower Big Manistee River, Labor Day 2019

Fishing Report: Lower Big Manistee River, Labor Day 2019

The water temperature is 65.5 degrees water is in rise at 1840 CFS – Salmon season is off to a great start! Lots of big fish this year! Weekdays have been great on the river with fewer angling pressure. With the rain we got today and cooler nights coming I expect great fishing the next few weeks. New bright fish have […]

23 August

Fishing Report: Lower Big Manistee River

Fishing Report: Lower Big Manistee River

The big Manistee is currently 69 degrees with the water flow at 1540 cfs. It’s the start of salmon run here on our northern Michigan streams I’ve been chasing king salmon for the last week or so. Fishing has been fair. I’ve been able to hook fish every time I’ve been out. Landing them well…. […]

8 July

Fishing Report – Lower Manistee River

Fishing Report – Lower Manistee River

The water temperature on the lower Manistee is 69 degrees and the flow is 1790 cfs (cubic feet per second). It’s the start of the dog days of summer here in Northern Michigan! We’ve been mainly targeting small mouth and large mouth bass along with pike in the river, and having good to fair success. I’ve been using a […]

15 May

Trout Season 2019!

Trout Season 2019!

It’s trout season here in northern Michigan! Its been pretty solid fishing on our local rivers the past two weeks since the opener. Good fun with friends, clients and family. May is a great month to target large browns with light tackle spinning or fly gear. We are a state and federally permitted, independent fishing […]

2 May

Fishing Report – May 1st, 2019

Fishing Report – May 1st, 2019

Manistee river below Tippy Dam. Spring fishing is well under way on the Big Manistee river, and it’s been a great spring so far. We had very good numbers of steelhead in the system.  Lots of good trips, good fishing, and good times!  With every good thing comes a end. I’m still seeing decent numbers […]