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|Pere Marquette Lodge|
Water flow: within 15% of it's normal flow
Visibility: 34 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 66 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Early morning or late afternoon
Best stretch: 9 mile to 6 mile bridges
Best access point: 6 Mile Bridge and 9 Mile Bridges
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Trico Swinging Streamers, tight quarters river with more than average amount of timber makes for tough swinging conditions but still can be done. Pay Attention to the rules and regulations this time of the year.
Fish species: Steelhead, Trout, and Salmon
Fishing season: Year Round with seasonal periods around the fish weir.
Nearest airport: Baldwin, Michigan
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 4X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
The Little Manistee River is also one Michigan's blue ribbon claims to fame. Our migratory fish runs are earlier on this river from most. The mighty King Salmon start showing up around late August and take over the river by the tens of thousands until mid October. Fall Steelhead come up the river to feed on the King's caviar, these fish are explosive and acrobatic this time of year. March and April we are visited ...
by thousands of spawning Steelhead. If you are not a migratory fisherman not to worry. But keep in mind this is also one of the best times to clean up on big trout. You see our trout grow to exponential size hanging out behind the spawning fish gorging on eggs four months out of the year. Prolific hatches and night time fishing produce life time achiever trout. If your not a night time fisherman the terrestrial hatches in July and August can produce some great fishing while you work on your tan wet wading. We have lodging available near the river.
Trout - Eggs, eggs, eggs! Some nymphs like pheasant tails or hare's ears will work as well, but nothing beats free caviar! Salmon - Watch the deep pools for holding fish. Chuck-n-duck a nymph and hold on tight.
High 70's to low 80's. Possible showers today with partly sunny to cloudy for the rest of the week. Frank Willetts 231-745-3972 www.pmlodge.com