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Water flow: 2550
Visibility: 10 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F
Water condition: Stained
Best time of day to fish: Mid Day
Best stretch: High Bridge to the Dam
Best access point: South side of Tippy down Tippy Dam Rd for walk in.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Did see some early midge action but also noticed a minnow bite starting to happen. February is usually the start of the salmon fry hatch.
Fish species: Brown Trout , steelhead, Kings, smallmouth bass
Fishing season: All Year
Nearest airport: Traverse City, MI
Recommended fly fishing leader: 12 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 2X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 11' 7 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Switch Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Intermediate Full Sink Fly Line
The Manistee River below Tippy Dam is a world class steelhead, salmon and brown trout (both resident and lake run) fishery. Fishing is open year round. Steelhead are available from Sept to May, salmon from July to October and resident trout all year.
Bright flashy streamers for fresh kings
Colder weather should help and more rain mid week