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 […]

4 May

Fishing Report – May 3rd, 2021

Fishing Report – May 3rd, 2021

It’s spring time in Northern Michigan – what great time to enjoy the outdoors! I’ve been happy to move on from a pretty tough spring steelhead season. Low water conditions and below average run off made for some tough conditions in April. That being said, I’ve turned my attention to resident brown trout and small […]

13 March

Fishing Report – March 13, 2021

Fishing Report – March 13, 2021

Spring seems to have arrived in northern Michigan! We have lost all our snow pack this last week. I’ve had a chance to get on the river this last few weeks with the recent warming temps. The steelhead fishing has been decent. Seems like we are getting new fish daily in smaller pods.  With the […]

11 November

Fishing Report – November 11th, 2020

Fishing Report – November 11th, 2020

Hey everyone, I hope you all are well! I been very busy the last 6 weeks guiding for fall steelhead here on the Big Manistee river. It’s been all around good fall so far. My schedule is starting to lighten up this November, so I have some openings. We had a good rain last week […]

5 October

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – October 4, 2020

Fishing Report: Big Manistee River – October 4, 2020

Fall is most definitely here in Northern Michigan. The annual salmon season if fully underway.  Most of the salmon are on or around spawning gravel. With a few stragglers coming through the system from the lake. I’ve been targeting fall steelhead for the last few weeks.  Its been a pretty good few weeks at that!  […]

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 […]