Manistee River Fishing Reports

Manistee River Fishing Report for June 27, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on June 27th, 2013
A few summer-run steelhead have been caught below Tippy Dam. Small brown trout were caught between M-72 and the CCC Bridge. Salmon were reported as far up as the Nine Mile Bridge in the Little Manistee.

Manistee River Fishing Report for May 23, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 23rd, 2013
Those casting or slow trolling spoons, crank baits or flies are still taking walleye and the occasional steelhead.

Manistee River Fishing Report for May 16, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 16th, 2013
Is still producing some steelhead and walleye. Try small spoons, crank baits and flies. Orange and chartreuse were good colors.

Manistee River Fishing Report for May 9, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 9th, 2013
Anglers continue to take good numbers of steelhead and walleye. They are using spoons, crank baits and flies.

Manistee River Fishing Report for May 2, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on May 2nd, 2013
Was a hot spot for walleye. Steelhead are still present in the river and in the local streams as the run is not through yet but it will start winding down as water temperatures rise and the fish prepare to spawn.

Manistee River Fishing Report for April 18, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on April 18th, 2013
Steelhead were caught up near Tippy Dam. High water levels make fishing a little more difficult.

Manistee River Fishing Report for April 11, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on April 11th, 2013
Has steelhead however it appears the run will be more drawn out this year as we wait for a good spring push. Water temperatures were not getting out of the 30's so fish the deeper holes.

Manistee River Fishing Report for April 4, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on April 4th, 2013
More anglers are turning their attention to steelhead fishing. The better action was near the mouth. Water temperatures are still on the cold side so anglers were fishing the deeper holes.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Mar 28, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 28th, 2013
Steelhead fishing is in a bit of a holding pattern right now. Plenty of fish around, but water temperatures are cold and water levels are back down to normal. The next thaw should really get it fired up!

Manistee River Fishing Report for Mar 28, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Sean McDonald of Century Circle Guide Service on March 28th, 2013
The Big Man ia currently still cold. 37 degrees and has both its Winter fish and a fair amount of Spring Steelies. The fish seem to be spread out between the Mouth and Tippy Dam. Float fishing with Spawn has been good. Concentrate on the soft current seams, Spring Steelhead do not like the fast water until temperatures rise. The best fly patterns have been clown eggs, nuke eggs and hex nymps. The Manistee is behind schedule due to the cold temperature and should peak about the 3rd week in April and last well into May.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Mar 21, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 21st, 2013
Steelhead fishing was decent. Bright chrome fish have been caught in the deeper holes.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Mar 14, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 14th, 2013
Look for fresh steelhead after the rain and snowmelt.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan 15, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Sean McDonald of Century Circle Guide Service on January 15th, 2013
Steelhead fishing has been decent, but not great since the 1st of the year. We have to put time in in order to do well at this time of the year, the afternoons have been better. Fresh Fish will normally enter the Lower River during any type of snowmelt or rise in water levels. We have a few fish trickling into the system. Our Spring Fish should be in the system by Mid March. Small Nymphs, Egg Flies, Spawn Bags and Plugs will continue to produce fish throughout the Winter Months.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan 3, 2013

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 3rd, 2013
Big Manistee River: Is fishable and should have a fair to good number of steelhead including some fresh fish. Many are fly fishing below Tippy Dam.

Little Manistee River: Is producing steelhead and the occasional brown trout however the river will close to fishing on January 1st and will reopen on April 1st.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Dec 27, 2012

Posted for Manistee River by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on December 27th, 2012
Big Manistee River: Is fishable and should have a fair to good number of steelhead including some fresh fish. Many are fly fishing below Tippy Dam.

Little Manistee River: Is producing steelhead and the occasional brown trout however the river will close to fishing on January 1st and will reopen on April 1st.

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