Fishing Report for the Big Manistee River in Wellston, Michigan
I hope every one has had an enjoyable summer. It’s been a busy one for me! I had some great trout fishing in early summer. Caught some really nice browns and a few summer run steelhead to boot! The bass fishing has been a little more slow than usual. I contribute that to colder water temperature then normal for this summer.
I’ve been out the last week or so targeting king salmon! It’s been pretty darn good for August!!! I absolutely love these fish this time of year. The river conditions are fantastic: very little boat traffic, big chrome kings and the tranquility of the river first thing at dawn!!! It doesn’t get any better for me!!
Crank baits have been the best for me, in a variety of colors: firetiger, Mad flash, black and silver (and a few others I keep to myself) have been working pretty well. I’m pretty optimistic about our salmon run this year, I’ve heard good reports from the big lake guys and from what I’ve seen in the river so far I have a feeling it should be pretty good.
I’m running half day trips this month for kings. It’s a great way to spend a morning on the river! !! It’s not to early to think about fall steelhead either. I have a few openings in October and November, but they are filling up fast.
Love to have you on the boat this fall! God bless and tight lines.