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 […]

6 August

Big Manistee River

Big Manistee River

Big Manistee Salmon I caught my first Salmon in the river this season. There aren’t many big numbers yet, but enough to target first thing in the morning. The bass fishing has been very good with the warm weather. Its a good opportunity to catch salmon and bass on the same day! Check our calendar for […]

30 July

July 30, 2014 Fishing Report

July 30, 2014 Fishing Report

  Big Manistee River, Michigan I have been out a few times looking for King Salmon in the early mornings. Still a little early. No significant numbers in the system yet. The bass fishing has been very productive on various soft plastic baits and crank baits. Along with closer minnows and various streamers on fly […]

23 July

Manistee River Report 7-23-14

Manistee River Report 7-23-14

  Fishing report for the Manistee River below Tippy Dam near Wellston, Michigan 7-23-14 It’s the dog days of summer on the Big Manistee River! I’ve been concentrating my efforts on warm weather species. I’ve been taking on some nice small mouth bass, large mouth bass and some good-looking pike. Fishing the heat of the day […]