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Water flow: 2000
Visibility: 31 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F
Water condition: Stained
Best time of day to fish: Mid Day - Warmth of the Day
Best stretch: Tippy to Bear Creek
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, smallmouth bass and pike.
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: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip 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.
Dry flies, Indicator and stripping streamers
Rain, wind and cold coming, probably will give us a fresh push. Have heard reports of fish hitting the beach.Should only get better this week