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 […]

24 March

Spring is Marching In

Spring is Marching In

Manistee River Fishing Report, March 19th 2019 The current river flow is 2400 c.f.s and the water temp as of this morning is 34.5 degrees. Spring is here ! Finally after a long winter! The Manistee river has had a nice push of fresh steelhead over the last week with the river run off and […]

7 November

November Steelhead Report

November Steelhead Report

November Steelhead Fishing, Manistee River 2018 Its been a great fall so far for steelhead fishing on the Manistee River. Some days have been better then others, but I’ve been putting fish in the boat daily. I’ve been concentrating my efforts on the lower river. This time of year, you can find pods of steelhead […]

8 October

Fall Report

Fall Report

Fall 2018 for Manistee River Steelhead Fishing Fall is here in northern Michigan, and October has not disappointed. It’s been a very exciting salmon season this year with lots of healthy king and coho salmon in the river system. A majority of salmon are starting to spawn through out the river. I have transitioned my […]

5 September

Early Fall 2018 Update

Big Manistee River, Northern Michigan Salmon Run September 3 Happy labor day! We have had lots of rain, wind and crazy weather the last few weeks here in northern Michigan. The salmon run is in full swing! Cooler nights later this week should help the bite. One thing’s for sure, the kings are huge this […]

8 August

Late Summer 2018

Fishing Report, August 2018 Its the dog days of summer here in northern Michigan. The fishing on our local rivers has been excellent for a variety of species. Trout fishing on the Pine River has been very consistent. Spinning gear wise, rapalas in various colors have been affective especially on cloudy days or in low […]