Current Manistee Fishing Reports

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2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010



Manistee County in West Michigan has an abundance of places where anglers can catch a variety of fish. Numerous charter captains make Manistee their home port, and will happily take you out on Lake Michigan to fish for salmon and trout.

The Manistee River runs 190 miles through the northern Lower Peninsula, entering Lake Michigan along the city of Manistee in West Michigan. The Manistee River is considered to be one of the best steelhead, salmon, and trout rivers in Michigan and the Great Lakes.

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Hamlin Lake - Pentwater - Manistee - Ludington - Pere Marquette River

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Manistee Fishing Report for April 16, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on April 16th, 2015
Boats trolling the shoreline are finding steelhead, brown trout and lake trout. Bright colored spoons and body baits have been working. Pier anglers have caught steelhead and brown trout. Try casting orange spoons or floating spawn.

Manistee River: Steelhead are being caught below Tippy Dam including a fair number of fresh fish. The DNR will be conducting the annual steelhead egg take on the Little Manistee River starting this week and will be passing some fish upstream.

Manistee Fishing Report for April 2, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on April 2nd, 2015
Pier anglers are catching a few brown trout on spawn.

Manistee River: Water levels were back up below Tippy Dam. The bite was slow due to cold water temperatures. Try a slow presentation in the deeper holes. Look for the bite to increase with warmer weather and rain in the extended forecast.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Mar 19, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 19th, 2015
Anglers are starting to catch more steelhead and the catch rates will only improve as the water temperatures rise. Melting snow has the water levels up.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Mar 12, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on March 12th, 2015
Is producing some steelhead for those using wax worms and beads.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Feb 26, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 26th, 2015
The water is cold and clear. Those using spawn, jigs and flies are still catching fish as the river continues to hold a good number of steelhead.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Feb 19, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 19th, 2015
Those braving the cold and putting in the time have caught steelhead. The water is cold so use a slow presentation in the deeper holes. Fishing should be good by the weekend.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Feb 5, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on February 5th, 2015
Steelhead are in the river however few anglers were out targeting them. Shelf ice could make fishing a little more difficult. Those fishing below Tippy Dam have caught fish. Manistee Lake was producing some limit catches of yellow perch. A couple steelhead were taken through the ice.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan. 29, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 29th, 2015
Steelhead fishing is doable but few anglers have been out. This is a good time of year to get away from the crowded lakes and fish the river.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan. 22, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 22nd, 2015
Continues to produce steelhead and brown trout. Fish have been caught below Tippy Dam and by those wading above or below the coffer dam.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan. 15, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 15th, 2015
Has steelhead but the bite has slowed with the cold weather and fishing was a little more difficult because of ice flow.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan. 8, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 8th, 2015
Still has steelhead for the taking. With the cold weather, fish the slow water with spawn, jigs and wax worms, plugs or flies.

Manistee River Fishing Report for Jan. 1, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 1st, 2015
Steelhead are still available in both the Big and Little Manistee even though it has not been a banner fall run. Try spawn, wax worms or plugs.

Lake Michigan Manistee Fishing Report for Jan. 1, 2015

Posted for Manistee County by Department of Natural Resources (DNRE) of Michigan on January 1st, 2015
Pier anglers and those surfcasting are getting a few fish.



MANISTEE FISHING REPORTS:


2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010

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Hamlin Lake - Pentwater - Manistee - Ludington - Pere Marquette River


Last Updated: 04-02-2015 07:00 PM ID: 1678