Betsie River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Betsie River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Run winding down. Drop backs around
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Betsie River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Hawkins Outfitters

Water flow:

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 47 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: morning

Best stretch: Fish below Homestead or way up at Psutka Rd.

Best access point: Homestead first

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: steelhead, king salmon

Fishing season: Seasonal Spring and Fall are Prime

Nearest airport: Traverse City, MI

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Betsie River Description

The Bestie River flows from Green Lake to Frankfort and offers anglers some of the finest salmon and steelhead fishing in the northern michigan. While trout fishing is not it's strong suit, the migratory seaons of late Aug through early May are prime for steelhead, lake-run browns, coho, and chinook.

Techniques & Tips

I like to use heavily weighted nymphs, and bigger ones than you think to get their attention. Use big eggs also

7-Day Forecast

Slowing down

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