Little Manistee River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Little Manistee River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Kings like low-light periods, mornings and evenings have been best. If you spot any spawning salmon, watch closely behind them for a hungry brown gobbling up eggs for some exciting sight fishing opportunities. 231-745-3972
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Manistee River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
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

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Little Manistee River Description

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 ...

Techniques & Tips

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.

7-Day Forecast

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

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