Little Manistee River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Little Manistee River, MI
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Little Manistee River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Inside the grass line larger fish will safe taking damsels. Frank Willetts - PM Guide 231-745-3972
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Manistee River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Pere Marquette Lodge

Water flow: normal

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 61 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: The last three hours of the day before dark seem to be producing the best right now.

Best stretch: Black Bear

Best access point: 6 mile, 9 mile and black Bear, Tubes

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Grass Hoppers are begining to show up. Watch for rising fish along the grass line taking damsels inside the grass line.

Fish species: Steelhead & Trout

Fishing season: Year Round with seasonal periods around the weir

Nearest airport: Baldwin, Michigan

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Little Manistee River Description

The Little Manistee River is also one the 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 ...

Techniques & Tips

Dry Fly fishing, run a tandom rig with a soft hackle dropper.

7-Day Forecast

Should be mid to high 70's and sunny for the next seven to ten days. Frank Willetts - PM Guide 231-745-3972

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