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Water flow: 2050
Visibility: 20 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F
Water condition: Muddy
Best time of day to fish: 10-2 has been good
Best stretch: Mouth to Dam
Best access point: High Bridge or Bear Creek
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Some trout feeding on midges but that game is just starting.
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: 1X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 14' 8 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Spey Long-belly Easy-Cast
Best sinking fly line: Intermediate Full Sink
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.
Using a float is always the best for numbers, but the swing bite has been very consistent this year. With high water chuck and duck is necessary
Heading into trout time!