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|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
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 4X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Salmon/Steelhead WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Density Compensated Full Sink Fly Line
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 ...
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.
Dry Fly fishing, run a tandom rig with a soft hackle dropper.
Should be mid to high 70's and sunny for the next seven to ten days. Frank Willetts - PM Guide 231-745-3972